Back in 2010 my name was very kindly ‘volunteered’ and entered for me to participate in the Great North Run. ME! Had it been called the Great North Walk or the Great North Stroll and if it could be completed over a weekend, then maybe it was for me but, as you have probably guessed, I am not the fittest of people.
However, the challenge and motivation to get to the finish line has driven me to take this challenge seriously. I really took up for the challenge and having lost a few pounds in weight (over 50lbs) I raised £600.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
I completed the Great North in 2010 in 2:37.
I am still running and entered into this year’s Great North Run. I have never been a runner in the past, I have small leg defect (one leg smaller in length than the other) and I was not sure of the impact this would have on my body but I seem to cope OK. I am not a fast runner - a 12 minute mile person but steady, but I would like to see if I have the ability and stamina to complete a full marathon.