PENDLESIDE Hospice are inviting runners from across East Lancashire to snap up places in the Great North Run.

The hospice in Colne Road, Burnley, have had some cancellations for this year’s run and are looking for runners to fill their places.

Hospice officials do not charge for taking part but each runner is expected to pledge to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship.

The race is on Sunday, September 7 in Newcastle and it is often referred to as 'the world's greatest half marathon'.

Places will be given on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in taking a place, Leah in the fundraising team would love to hear from you on 01282 440136.