Saturday, 13 October 2012

Everybody needs good "Neigh" bours!

In 2012, Team Run Geordie Run's efforts in aid of The Children's Foundation have involved participation in The Great North Run, Mini Great North Run, Junior Great North Run and Edinburgh Half Marathon. £2761.09 has been raised which is a tremendous effort.

This weekend will see Team Run Geordie Run's Craig Bowes run the Melbourne Marathon. Craig, originally from Crook, County Durham, moved to Melbourne 2 years ago and up until then was a regular runner in the Great North Run. In recent years, he has stepped up to a full marathon and is pictured below at the end of the Paris Marathon in 2009.

Sunday's race will be Craig's 3rd consecutive Melbourne Marathon and despite, now, living on foreign shores the exiled Geordie felt compelled to raise funds for a charity in his native North East . I'll let Craig explain: "Having raised money for an Australian charity last time around I thought it was time to return home, which is why I’m now trying to raise money for the Children’s Foundation in Newcastle. I feel honoured to be running as part of the Run Geordie Run team and will do my small bit to raise as much sponsorship as possible for this very worthy cause.".

Running a marathon is difficult in itself but Craig is considering wearing a bit of extreme fancy dress after he was pictured in the local paper last week. That's Craig below wearing a horses head during the 2011 City2Sea event in Melbourne!

Best of luck Craig and well done so far on already exceeding your sponsorship target for The Children's Foundation. I'm sure there's more to come. Especially if you run all 26.2 miles in the Horse's Head. If you would like to sponsor Craig then please visit