Academy Coach To Tackle Great North Run

Hot on the heels of a number of Youth Academy supporters, players and staff entering the Lincoln 10k and Academy parent Ian Bingham completing the Lyke Wake Trail Race, Academy Under 11s coach Ian Blakemore is running the Great North Run on 7th September to raise money for the Future Imps Fund. 

The Bupa Great North Run is the premier event in the Great Run series and firmly established as the world's greatest half marathon. From just 12,000 runners at the very first staging in 1981, the event has now grown to a record 56,000 accepted entrants from over 122,000 applicants in 2013. 

Starting in Newcastle, the course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge, goes through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields.

If you would like to incentivise Ian to complete the race you can sponsor him by by bank transfer to the ‘Future Imps Fund’ account using the sort code 08-90-32, the account number 68511706 and the reference ‘IBGNR’ or you can donate from our website by clicking on ‘Donate’.

If you would like to enter a sporting event to raise money for the Future Imps Fund you can contact us at

Good luck Ian from everyone at the Youth Academy!