Saint Michael's Hospice - Great North Run
Andy Bennison Blog
It’s safe to say our lovely ladies did a brilliant job alongside all the fantastic runners in the Great North Run – raising money for charity, raising lots of awareness and overcoming personal challenges. Their hard work and commitment certainly paid off.
11th September – the day finally arrived, Rosemary had an early start to travel to the North East, and met Jo there who stayed over the night before. They stocked up on last minute gels to get energy levels up, did their warm up and joined the thousands of runners at the start line.
The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, with over 57,000 runners. Both our girls feel privileged to have taken part and achieve something they considered a huge challenge – they feel lucky to have had the opportunity to raise money and awareness for such a great cause, St Michael’s Hospice.
Throughout the whole experience, the crowds are cheering you on, and you know as you come down the last hill to see the coast line, you only have one more mile to go!! At the end of the run, Rosemary & Jo collected their medals and goodie bags, and headed to the St Michael’s charity tent to meet the team and supporters including family. Quite an emotional experience!
The girls raised over £1800 for St Michael’s Hospice – absolutely amazing! They enjoyed a well-deserved glass of wine that evening!!