Live updates


Run Geordie Run: I've almost recovered from run across Oz

Five months after finishing his epic marathon across Australia, charity fundraiser Run Geordie Run said he 'almost' has full feeling back in his feet.

Mark Allison was speaking as it was announced he's been nominated for a prestigious Pride of Britain award for raising more than £200,000 over the last two decades.


Run Geordie Run nominated for national award

Run Geordie Run has been nominated for a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award for raising more than £200,000 over 20 years for charities in the North East.

In his latest feat, Mark Allison, 42, ran the entire width of Australia for the Sir Bobby Robson foundation and the Children's Foundation.

Mark Allison, alias Run Geordie Run. Credit: ITV News

And today he revealed he has no intention of stopping.

Mark is currently 'risk assessing' his next challenge which will be his 'most physically demanding yet.'

He said he was pleasantly surprised to receive the nomination, and added: 'I can't thank everyone who has donated money in person but I am always amazed at the generosity people show and that's something I never take for granted.'

Load more updates