The Bupa Great North Run is the second largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in the Northeast of England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 metre bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.
Auditel Consultant Ruth Dawe took part this year in some of the worst weather conditions the race has seen. She had to put up with torrential rain and 45mph winds blowing throughout the event. Even with the terrible conditions, Ruth managed to complete the run in well under her 2 ½ hour target.
Ruth says: “It was a really good day – they say it’s the second largest Half Marathon in the world. But it’s that atmosphere and all the people that made it so incredible for me – all the people; supporters, bands playing along the route, the volunteers, the celebrities and the runners – each with their own personal story and amazing good spirits!”
Ruth was taking part for the SCOPE charity and has raised so far a fantastic £500.