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Good luck to our Great North Runners

Good luck to all of the wonderful supporters who are running the iconic Great North Run for Brain Tumour Research today!

Amongst the amazing runners lacing up to support our vital work are Rebecca Wilkinson and Jamie Langburn. They are running in memory of Rebecca’s husband and Jamie’s best friend, Jonathan, who died from a glioblastoma (GBM) on 6th March 2022.

The half marathon will have a special meaning for the pair as they both previously ran it with Jonathan.

Rebecca (pictured with Jonathan) said: “Jonno and I ran it back in 2016, after his first surgery. I really wanted to do something positive in his memory and thought this would be a good idea.

“I’m delighted that Jamie is doing the run with me. He has consistently supported the whole family from day one, along with his very close group of friends.

“It’s a devastating disease and I don’t want others to go through what we’ve been through.”

Jamie added: “It’s so important for me to do the Great North Run with Rebecca because the last time I did, it was with Jonathan and Rebecca, so this run has sentimental value to it too. 

“Seeing the great care and things that Brain Tumour Research provides has made me determined to raise more funds so that hopefully one day the same diagnosis is not the end of the road, and we can find a cure for this disease before it takes anyone else before their time.”

Good luck again to all our Fighting Force runners today. We’ll be cheering you on over the finish line!

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