Monday, September 21, 2009


Yey! I did it! I ran the Great North Run yesterday to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. It was a brilliant event, super atmosphere, 54,000 runners, so many people raising money for good causes. The sun shone and the weather was beautiful, but crikey was it a hot run! Luckily there was lots of water enroute, and water tunnels to run through, and the atmosphere and buzz from the other runners really carried me along up and down all the hills.

The views of the blue sky and the sea that greet you when you run down the final hill and turn the corner towards the homeward straight really spurred me on for the final push to the finish and I finished the run in under two hours (which is what I was aiming for so I was very pleased!).

Once crossing the line the red arrows did an FANTASTIC display and I headed over to the charity village to the Breast Cancer Care tent to meet fellow runners and have a much appreciated complimentary post run leg massage!

My legs are a little stiff today - hence the comedy walk I seem to have developed!

Thanks to everyone who sponsored me I managed to raise £225.20 for Breast Cancer Care.

Sal xx


  1. Hope your legs get better soon!
    Well done on your great result!

  2. Well done you!!
    I can't imagine completing something like that, I used to run when I was younger, but since I got sick I have trouble even walking over long distances! It is most frustrating! But congratulations on raising so much for a great charity :-)

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today :-) I hope you are having a well deserved rest with your feet up today!

    Rose XXX

  3. Well Done!! Ive just found your blog and I love it. I love the post about Steep Hill - the top half of Lincoln city is so lovely.

  4. Congratulations Sally and such a fantastic feat! or should I say such fantastic feet!

  5. Well done you! Bet the leg massage felt like the best thing ever! Congrats on your achievement and raising lots of money.
    Lisa x

  6. Oh congratulations, thats a terrific achievement. It must feel great to have been part of such a magnificent event.


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