The Running Bug Tue, Jul 24 2012 Likes0 0 Comments Facebook0 Twitter0 Noel Thatcher: Celebs on the Run Noel Thatcher Joins 6,500 People at the Great City Race "I continue to support the race because of the massive commitment Standard Chartered and Seeing is Believing have made to address preventable blindness and it's impact on individuals, families and communities globally." Bio: Noel represented the United Kingdom at six paralympic games between 1984 and 2004. He collected a total of five gold medals running for Great Britain. Noel earned an MBE in the 1997 New Year Honours for his achievements at the 1996 Olympics and his services to athletics for disabled people. Running: Noel is visually impaired and on the 14 July 2012 he joined 6,500 people to run the Great City Race to help raise money and awareness for Seeing is Believing, a charity set up to help tackle avoidable blindness. Noel completed the race in 25:51. Interesting Fact: Noel was part of the team that set the world record for distance run in 24 hours on a treadmill. Each team member ran for one minute at above 18km/h. See more Celebs on the Run here More from The Running Bug Oliver Mellor: Celebs on the Run Hugh Jackman: Celebs on the Run Sarah-Jane Mee: Celebs on the Run Natalie Pinkham: Celebs on the Run The Hunk from 'The Street' Runs the Great City Race. The Wolverine actor takes on the NYC Half for charity. Breaking News: Mee Runs Blindfolded. Natalie Pinkham Runs Blind for Charity. New to the Running Bug? We're the online community for runners with over 65,000 members! Join today - it's free and easy - and you'll get access to all our running events, training schedules and advice, groups, blogs and forums. JOIN THE RUNNING BUG HERE! It's free and takes just 30 seconds.