Tuesday, 21 September 2010

George does his bit (and then some) for the cause!

This is the first in a series of articles showcasing those members of TEAM RUN GEORDIE RUN who took part in the 2010 BUPA Great North Run.

First up is a guy who knows the North East football scene inside out and is a regular in the stands at both St James Park and The Stadium of Light.

Ladies and gents, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the highly respected North East sports writer for The Times; the one and only George Caulkin.

George, not only completed the Great North last Sunday in a time of 02:00:38, but also raised a whopping £1000 to boot for The Children's Foundation and St Benedict's Hospice.

Playing a massive part in Team Run Geordie Run's fundraising success last Sunday, George was "Proud and emotional to be a member of the team.". Well I'm sure the two charities are just as proud as you are George of your superb effort. I know that they will be in touch shortly to thank you personally.

George, who I've found to be a thoroughly bloody nice bloke actually, can be found on Twitter (@CaulkinTheTimes) and is well worth following.

Dear readers of this blog, please do me a favour, next time you see George in a local hostelry, please do buy him a pint, shake his hand and congratulate him on a quite stunning fundraising effort.

Thanks for your efforts and kind support of the 2 charities George. I'm very proud to have you along as part of TEAM RUN GEORDIE RUN.