Monday, 27 September 2010

Team Run Geordie Run's Mick Butler

It's time to continue the series of articles showcasing those members of TEAM RUN GEORDIE RUN who took part in the 2010 BUPA Great North Run.

Last time out it was, George Caulkin. Next up is a guy who trains with David Fairlamb Fitness and is a regular attendee of the Beach Bootcamp sessions in Tynemouth. Ladies and gents it gives me great pleasure to introduce the one and only Mick Butler.

Mick, an area sales manager, was only too pleased to raise money for the two charities and be part of Team Run Geordie Run. His original motivation was to "keep me off the Stella and focused on training"!

Mick completed last year's Great North Run in 01:58:00. He did even better this year finishing in a personal best time of 01:54:05. That's what running in a Run Geordie Run t-shirt does for you!

As well as finishing in a very respectable time, Mick has raised in the region of £400 for St Benedict's Hospice (Charity No 1019410) and The Children's Foundation (Charity No 1000013). Once he's collected all the sponsorship in, I'll post an update to this blog.

A massive thank you is due to Mick for his fundraising efforts and I reckon he'll be back in 12 month's time to have a crack at beating 01:50:00. See you there Mick.