- Tyne Tees
A North East fundraiser is setting off on his latest fundraising challenge today.
Mark Allison, also known as Run Geordie Run, is planning to run across Australia.
He'll begin in Perth today.
Mark hopes to run 2,600 miles to Sydney in just 70 days.
That's a gruelling 41 miles per day.
He is raising funds for the Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
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