Great North Run 2017
Congratulations to Rosemary, Natasha and Jo who yesterday managed to complete the 2017 Great North Run.
Nearly 50,000 runners were eagerly awaiting the starting pistol, enjoying the beautiful sunshine – despite awful weather forecasts.
Once the race had begun it became apparent why the GNR is one of the most famous half marathons in the world, it can take up to an hour to even reach the start line because of the volume of runners.
All three of our girls enjoyed their day passing some iconic landmarks such as the Tyne bridge, running past blow up dinosaurs and listening to the bands playing their music along the course – big shout out to Elvis too.
Newcastle represented their home town fantastically once again, showing incredible support along the route with people handing out sweets, drinks, Vaseline and even beer towards the end keeping the runner’s spirits up right to the finish line!
Rosemary has said “The best part is the down hill to the last mile along the coast line. It seems like a long mile but you know you are nearly there!” She then discussed the relief once you’ve passed the finish line with, “Saint Michaels are there in the charity tent to greet us with a goodie bag, cakes, drinks and a massage!”
A successful day all round for our ladies with over £2900 raised for Saint Michael’s Hospice and three excellent finish times… same time next year maybe?
Saint Michael’s Hospice – Great North Run 2016
Our girls smashed it – GNR update
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!!
St. Michael’s Hospice
We also support St Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate which provides outstanding care in the Harrogate region. We are members of the Business 500 club and have recently sponsored their retail van which will be travelling around the Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Ripon communities five days per week, showing the community that St Michael’s has the support of local businesses. Rosemary is back in training for the 2016 Great North Run and will be supporting St Michaels this year.
We are one of the sponsors of the Hospice’s annual ball at the Pavilions of Harrogate in May 2016, which has a Jewels of the Caribbean theme this year.
Newcastle United Foundation
On an ongoing basis we are proud to support the Newcastle United Foundation where we have sponsored several events and financial reviews… most notably with Jo Riley and Rosemary Thompson completing the Great North run in 2015.
Jo Riley is also competing in the 2016 Great North Run and is still deciding which lucky charity will get hers and Inter-venton’s support.