24 May 2023

Twins Elle and Oliver might be only one-year-old but they are already busy supporting their mum, Danielle Oakes, with her training for the Great North Run.

Danielle is gearing up for the event in September and has been out running with the twins in the pram to get ready for the big day.

Danielle, who lives in Newcastle, is fundraising for Twins Trust and will run the streets of the city for the 13.1 mile route.

Danielle's twins

She said: “I was supposed to do the Great North Run the year of Covid in 2020. Then the year after the Great North Run did take place but they changed the route.

“This year, I decided to do it for Twins Trust. If you are going to do it for a charity, it’s got to be a charity that means something and that’s a no-brainer with the twins.”

Support Danielle’s fundraising at greatnorthrun2023.enthuse.com/pf/danielle-oakes