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Running

As you will know from our previous blogs and social media posts that our Managing Director Claire Wozencroft has been raising much needed funds for the NSPCC by running 2 x ½ marathons within 2 weeks of each other.

We are pleased to announce that events have now been complete and its safe to say that Claire is happy with the results and ready for a rest!

SO far around £300 has been raised for the NSPCC though donations can still be made via Claire’s Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Wozencroft-NSPCC2015

In her own words here’s Claire’s summary of the last two weeks!

“Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far the NSPCC to incredible work with children of all ages. This is a charity close to my heart especially since I volunteered for their Childline Schools programme (2013-2015). So why did I take the challenge of two marathons in two weeks? Simple why not! It’s a great way to focus on keeping fit, raising money for a fantastic charity and distressing with  long runs on Sundays and plenty of smaller runs and fitness challenges during the week. 

The last two weeks has been frantic and exhilarating at the same time! After months of training we started our venture on the  30th September with the Severn Bridge ½. This is the first time I have completed this race which is only on its second year. The race itself starts at the Severn Bridge which was both beautiful and nerve wrecking due to my fear of heights! Whilst I was expecting one run over the bridge I hadn’t anticipated running back over it to get to the finish line! A wonderful race with great marshals and lovely views. After a quick 2 day recovery it was back into training and no rest the following weekend when another 11 mile run was endured ahead of the Great North Run. On the 13th September after two days in my hometown of Sunderland we found ourselves at the start line of the largest ½ marathon in the world! What a day, this is my favourite ½ marathon. Ok I am biased I love the North East! This was my third time running GNR and by far the best the crowd were amazing, there was music all the way round the route from an array of bands and even an Elvis look alike at the finish line! Although it was a hot day making conditions difficult we completed in a good time and with big smiles on our faces! A fantastic well done to the organisers who motivated, entertained and supported the runners. An even bigger thank you to the wonderful supporters who were there from beginning to end with words of encouragement and even jelly beans!

So that’s it no more news about running expeditions for now but who knows what next year holds. So whilst I am not giving up running that’s it for fundraising runs for this year. Many thanks again for your support."

Claire