Proof positive

September 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

Will Dyson and John Gray, Great North Run 2013

Thank you for supporting / sponsoring me for Sunday’s Great North Run. The photo is from the last few yards as we made it for the line.

The weather wasn’t great at times, but once the starting gun went, the enjoyment of the race took over. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the thrill of being in the same race as Mo Farah (not that I even saw him); and that the race was of such significance for both women’s and men’s distance elite running. The stage is set for their showdowns at the London Marathon next year http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/sep/15/mo-farah-great-north-run

As for Will and me, we managed to stick alongside each other amidst the crowds of runners, and finished in 1 hour 40 minutes – some 40 minutes after Mo. I’d do it all again, no question. We had a great time together, and I wouldn’t have run as fast as I did without him. Thanks too to the team from Crohn’s and Colitis UK – the cups of tea in the hospitality tent afterwards were very welcome, and we enjoyed exchanging race stories with some of the other 200 racers running yesterday for Crohn’s and Colitis.

PS
There was a hilarious “It’ll Be All Right On The Night” moment from the race highlights on the BBC:

TV interviewer to one of the runners she’d picked out of the race: Are you hoping for a good time?
Runner: Sounds good, what are you offering?

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