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Grant Ridley | University of Sunderland

English Education 11-18 years with QTS BA (Hons)

Great North Run ‘One Million’

To celebrate 1,000,000 people having completed the Great North Run, an amazing ceremony was held on the banks of the river Tyne. Celebrities such as local lads Ant & Dec, Sting and Jonathan Edwards all took to the stage to kick start the event which went off with not only a huge success but a VERY loud bang. Having completed the Great North Run twice myself, I felt this event summed up the spirit of the event. The North East is one of those unique places on earth where everyone comes together and gets behind one another; the run is a great way of showcasing this to the entire world. Whether it’s Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead or Durham, being from the North East is being part of one big family. Truly the best place on earth. Home.


  • Name: Grant Ridley
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: English Education 11-18 years with QTS BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Hebburn, South Tyneside
  • Ambitions: I plan to teach and travel for a few years after Uni before going into business and running my own enterprise. Who knows what opportunities await!

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