You’re All Amazing
Here we have a story thanking all the runners who train hard over many months to take part in the Great North Run. They dress up or down raising money for their chosen charity which helps make massive changes to many peoples lives.
My experience of the Great North Run is thousands of men, women, able and disabled, professional and amateur making their way to the start line. Many months or even years of training come down to the day, have I done enough? Have I tried hard enough? And then bang, and off you jolly well go and all the worrying and the jitters are all gone, you then concentrate on who, what and why you’re running this race.
You’re running for your charity for someone close to you or a friend of a friend or for somebody you’ve never met. You run for miles and miles down the streets of Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields. You dress up, you dress down, and someone dressed like a clown and you putting your body through the pain barrier to raise money for your charities.
So I am honoured to be able to say a big thank you to all of you taking part in this amazing charity. It is you the runners who help make massive changes in our lives and help them to keep moving forward with their lives. You are no nonsense fundraisers who endlessly train, campaign and collect for your charities that are close to you. Winston Churchill once said we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.
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