Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.


Andy Wier

113 miles then the Great North Run

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]When I first heard the charity I work for were looking for people to do the Great North Run, I thought no-one would sponsor me to do a half-marathon because I've already run a few marathons.[/p][p]So I decided to make it a bit more challenging by adding a few extra miles. [/p][p]Over the weekend of 6-8 September, I'll be running the Northumberland coastal path from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle. My 113 mile route will include a 'little' detour around Holy Island (yes I have checked tide times!) and I'll hopefully finish in time to run the 13.1 mile Great North Run in Newcastle on the Sunday morning. So I'll be running 126 miles in all... [/p][p]Why on earth am I doing this? [/p][p]The short answer is I'm a middle-aged man in need of a challenge. And I love the work of Church Army. [/p][p]Over the past five years, I've visited and evaluated lots of Church Army projects around the country. And I've always been greatly impressed by the quality and impact of their work in disadvantaged communities. For example, in a recent visit to Dundee, I found myself deeply moved by the dedication and commitment to people on the margins of society - people who are homeless, battling addictions and struggling with acute mental health issues. I came away wanting to do more to support this kind of work. [/p][p]In the build-up to the event, I'll be blogging about my reasons for running at: [url=http://www.andyrunsbecause.blogspot.com]www.andyrunsbecause.blogspot.com[/url] . You can also follow my training progress on Strava: [url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/33439919]www.strava.com/athletes/33439919[/url] [/p]
113 miles then the Great North Run image 1
113 miles then the Great North Run image 2

Share Andy's story


Sep 10, 2019

Joanne Spink

you are a super star, if a little bit crazy !

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

John B

Well done Andy - amazing effort - if not a bit crazy?!

Sep 8, 2019

Pete Wilde

That really is a great northern run! Congrautlations.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019


Well done one and all!

Sep 8, 2019


Top up due to amazing effort! Well done


Sep 8, 2019

Paul and Becca Sheridan

Well done Andy!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

Steve and Kathryn Hill

Well Done Andy!


Sep 8, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

The Widdows

Impressive stuff.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2019

Chris and Rachel Stewart

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid