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Cockermouth charity fundraiser racing in Great North Run

Tens of thousands of runners from across Cumbria and the Borders are getting ready to take part in this weekend's Great North Run.

Gemma Carter from Cockermouth in Cumbria is one of them.

She is following in the footsteps of her father, Fleck Ditchburn, who ran the first three Great North Runs and raised thousands of pounds for charity with more sporting expeditions - including sailing from Cumbria to Scotland and back.

However, Fleck now has Motor Neurone Disease so he is confined to a wheelchair.

Gemma is running this weekend to raise money for the charity supporting sufferers and hopes the money will fund research into finding a cure.

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