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'Run Geordie Run' sets off on next challenge across Europe

Run Geordie Run Credit: Benfield

Mark 'Run Geordie Run' Allison is leaving the North East today ahead of a 3,400 mile charity run across Europe.

He'll be setting off for Portugal in his motorhome - which will be his home for the next 100 days.

The European segment of Mark's round-the-world run is 3,400 miles long and follows on from his previous runs down the UK and across the USA and Australia.


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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.

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