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We are pleased to anounce that visitors to the NE FIT website or readers of the magazine can enjoy a free consultation at Smile Spa in stockton on the 13th November.  For those of you who don’t know, invisalign is the clear brace system used by Cheryl Cole to achieve her perfectly straight smile!  This is an ideal opportunity to see if you are suitable for the clear braces, without any cost or obligation.  To make an appointment to see the team simply cann 01642 674 888 or visit


Haile Gebrselassie has today announced his retirement from running.  After encountering knee problems at the New York City Marathon, he has decided that the time has come to allow the youngsters a chance to perform.  There will undoubtedly be major pressure from his home country, where he is regarded as a national treasure.  The New York event was pitched as a springboard for the 2012 campaign, however after pulling out and having medical checks he has felt the need to remove himself from the sport.  It was a real privilege to see him run at the Great North Run this year, in what may have been his final event.  We hope to see him run again, and it would be a tragic shame to see him end his career in this way.  Fingers cross that he has a change of heart, but if not we would like to wish him all the best for the future.

Olympic trails show some really positive results of the Nexus garments in action!

As an editor and journalist one of the first things I do when reading through product press releases is read the testimonials.  Of course, sometimes these aren’t all they are cracked up to be but when you’ve got access to genuine testimonials from genuine people, they often give more than their fair share of information.  One caught my eye a few weeks ago and it was for Accepi’s Nexus Energy Source clothing … I’ll share it with you here.  “Recovery wise, I find Nexus particularly beneficial as I am a 75 year old active rock climber and suffer from general aches and pains, particularly in my legs as I suffer from arthritis.


Run Geordie Run

Posted: November 7, 2010 in News
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Mark will be running 3100 miles across the USA for charity!

Since my Mother lost her brave battle against Cancer in 1995, I have been doing sponsored runs to raise funds for a local Hospice. I have tried very hard to repay the debt of gratitude I feel towards the Hospice and, to date, over £50,000 has been raised.  As each year has passed the events that I have done have grown longer and become more difficult, and with that, I have come to rely on a decent pair of running shoes.  During the Summer of 2007 I ran 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End in Brooks trainers, raising £34,108 for St Benedict’s Hospice. Since then, I have clocked up almost 2800 miles wearing out 6 pairs of Brooks shoes.  The thing I like most about my Brooks shoes are how comfortable they are. I remember when I first tried a pair on in Northern Runner in Newcastle. “Wow! They feel like slippers!” I remember thinking. I’ve tried a few different brands that, at the time I found very comfortable.


The legendary Haile Gebrselassie chats about the Great North Run 2010 after yesterdays race!

The wonderful Nell Mcandrew ... who finished in a PB of 1h 26s ... congratulations Nell!!

Jake Wood ... a.k.a Max Branning from Eastenders ... one of the nicest guys we spoke to today. An absolute gent and very cheery despite the 13+ miles he had just run. Comments from Jake in the next issue!

Haile Gebrselassie, Gharib and Kimutai ... a fabulous 59m 33s finish for the greatest long distance runner ever!

The legendary Gebrselassie ... an amazing athlete and one of the nicest guys around. Even caught him making one of the Bupa staff a cup of tea in the press room!

Adere and Gebrselassie please the crowds with a wave and celebration at the end of a great run for both of them!

Sam and Mark from Pop Idol enjoy reading the best magazine in the North East ... well we would say that wouldn't we 😉

Edmond Wright, Jane Southall and Rachel Goodwin finish in circa 2h 41m

Dan Ciampolillo runs in trunks in an excellent time of 1h 37m ... passing Joe McElderry on his way to the finish (According to Dan's twitter account anyway!!)

Adere, Ducle-Felix and Barros pose for the camera at the end of their run .. the atmosphere at South Shields was fabulous as always!

Mark Lonsdale, aged 11, of Gateshead Harriers, Winner of the 9-11 year old Junior Great North Run.

Mark finished in 17.08 ... around 35 seconds ahead of his nearest rival!

The second wave of runners get under way!

Glorious sunshine made a great day for spectators and a hot day for runners. Plenty of fluids were in order!

England and Australia battled it out in the Great North Games on the Quayside this afternoon.

Quite a few adults covered the 3 mile Junior run supporting and encouraging their offspring along the way

The times weren't as fast as the club runners but finishing is a victory for everyone. Even better when it's shared!

We are pleased to announce the launch of NE FIT magazine within the Northeast region!  With some great support from national health chains including David Lloyds, FX Leisure, Fitness First and Harpers as well as a host of independent gyms. All of whom are distributing the title to members we are sure that the many readers will be acting as ambassadors for a fitter and healthier North East.  We are looking forward to bringing an ever increasing archive of health and fitness articles for you to enjoy.  New articles from each issue will be uploaded here as well as some exclusive online content for you to enjoy.

You can download the first issue from in interactive PDF format.  We look forward to hearing your feedback shortly!