Newcastle In Top Ten And Hughton In Great North Run

Some interesting news this morning from Chris Hughton,  who has vowed to take part in next year’s Great North Run, if Newcastle can finish in the top ten this season.

Chris Hughton – If Newcastle finish in top half – I’m in Great North Run

Well, how’s that for some motivation for the Newcastle players, to have their manager run the in the famous half marathon race.

Or should we say walk and run.

The Great North Run takes place tomorrow, and it has the biggest participation of any  half marathon in the world.

This is what Chris said today:

“I’ve got no plans to do the Great North Run, but if I was guaranteed a top-ten finish for Newcastle this season I’d do it happily. You can put that on record. I could walk it and I could jog some of it.”

“I’ve got a knee that allows me to do everything I need to do out on the training pitch, but I couldn’t do a run like that.”  “If we get in the top ten, though, I shall do it next year.”

“It’s something I’d quite like to do and it’s one, of course, I’ve known about for some time, but a little problem with my knee restricts me from doing it.”

If Chris does have to run the half marathon, then he could have some problems, because it will not do his knee any good at all, and running when injured is not good.

I found that out many moons ago, when I ran the Philadelphia marathon – a full marathon of 26.2 miles – and injured my left knee after just 8 miles, but being the Geordie idiot I am – I  refused to drop out and finished the race – limping all of those last 18 miles.

Now the knee is playing up big time, and it makes it difficult to run on, but I can still walk on it fairly easily.

Chris can run and walk during the race, as he says, but he should maybe also wear a brace on the knee – or something like that for protection – we don’t want him to cripple himself!

Of course we hope Chris has to run the race,  because that would mean Newcastle will have done great this season, and not only that but Chris and Colin should both have decent long term contracts at Newcastle by then.

Wonder what the chances are that Newcastle have a game on the day of the Great North Run next year?

Here’s more information on the famous race.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • john_cena163

    Sep 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Fkn they nt shown da match live in india ,jst pisd of nw. They changd da live telecast of newcastle game n shown bloody spurs game. An gud site for live update on mobile phone.

  • john_cena163

    Sep 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2


  • Ciaran Thomas

    Sep 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Hahaha someone is angry.

  • leedodd

    Sep 18, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Poor Chris is Going To be Nackered by 2pm on September 20th next year then !!!!!! I Recon he is Going to have to do it !!!!!! Good Lad !!!!

  • john_cena163

    Sep 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Ofcourse m angry, i waitd whole week to watch dis game live. N then they show spuds game live instd.

  • themole

    Sep 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #6

    links for todays game

    be happy with a draw !!!!!

  • Davies

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ll take 1-1.

    Everton are due a good win. Someone’s going to be on the end of a hammering from them soon. I hope it’s not us.

  • baro

    Sep 18, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle to stay in the top half would be just awesome this year.


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