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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 June, 2004, 12:01 GMT 13:01 UK
Run to honour Blaydon Race man
A charity run has taken place in Newcastle to honour the man who created the Blaydon Race.

Jim Dewar launched the annual race in 1981, basing it around the lyrics of the famous north-east song.

He died unexpectedly at his home in Northumberland last week, only days after the 2004 Blaydon Race took place.

The charity run, organised by the British Lung Foundation, took place on Saturday morning, following a 2.5km course through Jesmond Dene, Newcastle.

The event raised money for Breathe North, the northern region of the British Lung Foundation.

Mr Dewar was also President of the Blaydon Harriers.

On Wednesday 9 June, more than 4,000 athletes took part in the 5.7 mile Blaydon Race across Newcastle and Gateshead.



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