On Sunday 13th September, over 57,000 runners participated in the Great North Run, a 13.1 mile challenge between Newcastle Upon Tyne and South Shields. Thousands of supporters lined the streets to cheer on friends and family as they tackled the half marathon. Thousands of pounds were donated to hundreds of different UK charities, including health, disabilities, children’s, military and animal charities.
CTM’s Director, Tanny, ran the Great North Run for the first time this year, completing his challenge in little over two hours. Earlier this year, Tanny decided to kickstart his training and joined his local gym. As well as a strict exercise regime, a healthy eating plan was put into place to help keep him shape, which meant swapping biscuits for apples and no more cheeky takeaways! The ultimate goal was to run the whole stretch without stopping, but reaching the finish line in one piece seemed like a more sensible goal. During his training, Tanny managed to run 9 miles without stopping for a rest – we think that is pretty impressive.
Months of training soon flew over, and it was time to put his training into action. Tanny raised has raised £1,700 for Cancer Research UK, running in memory of his father and stepfather, who both sadly passed away after battling cancer. Tanny set a target to raise £1000 for his chosen charity, and we’re delighted that he has exceeded that.
The majority of donations have been made offline, however donations can still be made via Tanny’s Just Giving page, so please give as much as you can to this great cause. All donations are welcome, and each penny makes a difference! Thank you.