Run4NHS: My 999 Challenge

Amazing stuff. Run hard, run well!


My name’s Geoff Halliday, and I’ve given myself a challenge – run 9 marathons, 9 half marathons and 9 10K races in the space of a year, with the aim of raising awareness of NHS privatisation. My first race was the Huddersfield Half Marathon on 27th April 2014; my last will be a marathon on 26th April 2015 (London if I get through the ballot, or a return to the location of my first ever marathon, Blackpool, if I don’t).

It’s all inspired by the Darlo mums’ 999 Call for the NHS, and their recreation of the Jarrow Crusade. Nye Bevan said, “The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it”. Well this is my part of the fight; my duty. The survivors of two world wars made this nation truly great by building the NHS and Welfare State. Both now…

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