If you want a goal to help you get fit and focused during 2016, why not consider entering The 2016 Great North Run, for which the general entry ballot closes at midday on Monday 8 February?
This is the world’s greatest half marathon and it takes place this year on Sunday 11 September. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route sees thousands of runners of all abilities make their way to the finish line at South Shields.
Experience the unbeatable on-course atmosphere, which includes musical entertainment, thousands of supporters to cheer you on and water and lucozade stations to keep you going.
If you get our own place in the race, we’d love it if you chose to run for Charity Link.
To find out more / enter the ballot, visit http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run