Training for the great north run
Trying to keep up with my springier spaniel!
Training for the great north run 2019
Training has officially begun for the great north run, typing that out makes me feel a little nervous actually. I’ve done a few charity runs before but never one quite as long as the great north run so it’s going to be lots of fun and a real challenge for myself.
The Simply health great north run takes place on Sunday 8th September and is 13.1 mile journey which goes from Newcastle city centre to the coast in the south shields. 6 months to train so I have plenty of time to get running, of course Little Alf won’t be joining me on the actual event but he will be helping me train along the way and I know on the day of the event he will be with me every step.
This year I will be running for the broke charity, I charity I have worked with several times and I am proud to be ambassador for this year, I’ve been focusing on the inspiring the youth generation through my work, particularly engaging young people between the ages of 8-25, by visiting schools and universities to talk all about Brooke.
Brookes work across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America to bring lasting change to working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them. Currently, 100 million equines are working to support livelihoods of over 600 million people in the developing world.
Brooke is a brilliant global charity that is very close to my heart; sadly there are millions of working equines desperately in need who aren’t as lucky as Little Alf. I hope to raise as much awareness as I can about them this year and encourage people to get involved with the cause.
I’m not a great runner currently so for me it’s going to be a challenge doing the 13 miles across Newcastle; I’ve started training by joining a running club and actively going to the gym. I did a 4 mile run earlier in the week and a 2 mile run with my running club on Tuesday which was great so I’ll keep stepping up the miles slowly away and hopefully be ready for September.
My Springer spaniel Elvis also went running with me on Wednesday although I couldn’t quite keep up with his pace....
Check out my just giving page here : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hannah-russell16