The Great North 10K Run is the North East’s biggest 10K running event, with over 5,000 people taking part.
The race was first staged in Sunderland in 2009 but changed locations to Gateshead for the 2011 event. Prior to 2009, a 10K race had taken place at Roker along the coastline of Sunderland but the event was only open to female competitors. When it changed to permit male participants, it was re-styled as the Great North 10K.
On Sunday 7th July 2019, 200 members including 20 Permanent Staff and 180 Trainees from 2 Infantry Training Battalion (Gurkha Company) led by Captain Lalit Thapa, Platoon Commander 4 (Iraq) Platoon took part in the event. The event started outside the Gateshead International stadium and finishes inside the stadium.
All the Gurkha participants completed the route between 37 minutes and 3 seconds and 1 hour and 3 minutes when our last man crossed finishing line.