THE GREAT NORTH RUN
BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN - SEPTEMBER 2003
Daniel took part in the 'Great North Run' again this year. The event was held on Sunday, 21st September 2003. He completed the run in just over 1 hour and 54 mins, a very commendable time!
Daniel ran for the TVTimes/Asics Leukaemia Research celebrity team
He is in the middle of the picture
with thanks to the Leukaemia Research Fund for this photo
About 60 celebrities, including
North East actor Daniel Casey, are expected to tackle the 13 mile
course. Best known as Sgt Troy in Midsomer Murders, Daniel is a huge
fan of the world's biggest half marathon."I remember Brendan
Foster announcing the first Great North Run," he said."It's
always been a massive occasion, and I've wanted to take part since I
was about 14."Teesside-born Daniel, who runs about 15 miles a
week, took part in the race for the first time last year when he
crossed the finishing line with a time of one hour and 49 minutes.
"It was unbelieveable - just fantastic," he added. "The
crowds were cheering us all the way which really makes a difference,
especially when you get to about 10 or 11 miles where it really
starts to hurt. "There's also a lot of support among the team,
who usually get together a few times to train."
North East Press
BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN - SEPTEMBER 2001
Daniel Casey also took part in the 2001 BUPA Great North Run on 16th September 2001. The event, which was a half-marathon, commenced in Newcastle and finished in South Shields.
BBC Grandstand presenter Ray Stubbs and Emma Atkins who stars as Charity Dingle in Emmerdale also competed alongside Daniel in the 21st staging of one of Britain's biggest mass participation events. It was held to raise funds for the BUPA Great North Run official charity, Leukaemia Research. In 2000 5.8 million pounds was also donated by fun runners to charities of their own choosing
World Marathon record holder Khalid Khannouchi from the United States and Kenya's Paul Tergat the World half-marathon reigning champion and record holder also took part.
Daniel has participated in the London Marathon as well
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