Sunderland author Terry Deary hopes his Hadrian’s Wall run won’t be horrible

HE'S OFF: Terry Deary starts his Hadrian's Wall run with the help of children from Bowness-on-Solway School.
HE'S OFF: Terry Deary starts his Hadrian's Wall run with the help of children from Bowness-on-Solway School.
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HORRIBLE Histories man Terry Deary is going up the wall – well, along it, anyway.

The Sunderland-born author set off from Bowness-on-Solway yesterday on the first leg of his bid to run the length of Hadrian’s Wall in just six days.

Terry is due to be accompanied by a range of famous faces as he crosses the Pennines to reach Wallsend in time to compete in Sunday’s Great North Run and clock up a total of 103 miles.

The run will raise funds for Durham-based charity Integrating Children – which provides free support to allow disabled youngsters to take part in social, leisure and cultural activities – as well as promoting the sustainable use of Hadrian’s Wall and the important work of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage in looking after and improving access to the site.

Terry is due to reach Carlisle’s Tullie House Museum today, where he will meet Wearside actress Melanie Hill, then stop off at Housesteads Fort tomorrow.