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Raising awareness for PMRGCA

On Sunday 7th September I'm again running the Great North Run and raising awareness wearing my Polymyalgia Rheumatica vest. Last year I was bed-bound and in a wheelchair and never dreamt I'd have the opportunity to run a half marathon again. Already received loads of media support with story on ITV Tyne Tees last Monday and local radio. On Sunday I'll be giving a live interview on the BBC stage at the halfway point ... sometime around 11.30am depending how I'm running! Please read my story and support at

"Running free with a smile" :-)

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You are doing a great job raising the awareness of both PMR & GCA.

Take it easy and just remember, it is the taking part and trying that is important, not the finish line.

Will be glued to the TV on Sunday.


It's just so wonderful to be at the start line ... everything else is a bonus. Thanks to all my good friends for supporting me and helping me return to running x


Have a great run John!


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