Runner Rob set for roads

Running radiologist Rob Bradley is set to pull on his trainers to raise cash for charity.

Dr Rob Bradley, 35, is running the Great North Run to collect money for children’s charity Barnardo’s in what will be his first half marathon.

Rob, who is a consultant radiologist in Scunthorpe and lives in Doncaster, said “I’m running for Barnardo’s because my grandfather spent the majority of his childhood in a Barnardo’s home in the early 1900s.

“I feel both I and my own young children have benefitted from a comparatively privileged upbringing and want to help raise funds for those who have a more challenging childhood.

“I have not done any regular running for several years. As a Consultant Radiologist a lot of my time is spent sitting at a reporting station, so wanting to get back into regular exercise, and to give myself the motivation of an achievable target, I signed up for the Great North.”

Taking place on Sunday, September 13, the Great North Run will see over 57,000 runners take on 13.1 miles starting in Newcastle, going through Gateshead and ending in South Shields.

Javed Khan, chief executive of Barnardo’s said: “I wish all the runners taking part in this year’s Great North Run good luck.

To support Rob’s run and donate to Barnardo’s, please visit his Just Giving page