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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.'


Run Geordie Run describes gruelling fund-raiser

Mark Allison, known as Run Geordie Run, popped into the ITV Tyne Tees studio just hours after his return to Newcastle, to tell Ian and Helen about his gruelling 2,300 mile run across Australia.

He raised almost £50,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Children's Foundation.

Watch the full interview here:

Run Geordie Run arrives home

Run Geordie Run back home from Oz challenge Credit: Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Mark Allison, known as Run Geordie Run, has arrived back at Newcastle International Airport, after his Australian adventure.

He ran more than 2,300 miles in 82 days to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Children's Foundation.

Run Geordie Run returns home

Minutes after touching down at Newcastle International Airport, Mark Allison described his epic journey across Australia, which raised £50,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Children's Foundation.

See more on ITV Tyne Tees news on Monday at 1.55pm and 6pm.

Mark Allison tells of his great Oz adventure Credit: ITV News


Run Geordie Run returns a hero

The first picture of Mark Allison - Run Geordie Run - after touching down at Newcastle International Airport.

On Sunday Mark ended his 2,000+ run from Perth to the East Coast of Australia, raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Children's Foundation.

Mark Allison comes home after epic Australian adventure Credit: Newcastle International Airport

Police plans ahead of Tyne-Wear derby

Northumbria Police has released plans for crowd control ahead of next months Tyne-Wear derby.

It has been confirmed that kick-off time will be at 12.45pm on Saturday 1 February.

Northumbria Police have been working with Newcastle and Sunderland football clubs to make sure fans arrive and leave the game safely and reduce the risk of disorder.

Away fans attending the match will travel to and from St James' Park on free supporter coaches provided by SAFC, which will include pick-up points.

"Public safety and the welfare of supporters is our absolute priority and we've been working closely with the clubs, local authorities, supporters' groups and other partners.

"As ever, our priority is the safety of the supporters from both clubs as well as the wider public and together with partners we've carefully considered all aspects of managing this match, with this being one part of a much wider policing operation."

– Chief Superintendent Steve Neil, Northumbria Police

Run Geordie Run to arrive home today

Endurance runner Run Geordie Run is set to return home to the North East today after running across Australia.

Mark Allison from Blyth has spent the last 82 days running across Australia to raise money for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children's Foundation.

He is due to return to a hero's at Newcastle Airport later this morning.

Run Geordie Run films himself reaching end of Oz run

Ultra distance runner Mark Allison filmed himself finishing a gruelling challenge run across Australia.

Mark, known as Run Geordie Run, reached the East Coast around midnight UK time after running more than 40 miles a day for 82 days.

He said: "I’m exhausted. My feet are in bits but this ocean feels fantastic.

"I’m going to enjoy a nice rest now."

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