Becky’s Great North Run
As many of our friends will know, our intrepid head girl, amateur jockey and Racing Welfare ambassador Becky Smith was pushing herself that little bit further yet again at the weekend as she took part in Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great North Run.
Quick to admit that she’s not the most natural runner and is much more at home on a horse, Becks trained hard before tackling the world’s biggest half marathon along with her partner Claire, their friends Claire and Katy and almost 57,000 other athletes, most of whom were raising money for charity.
They couldn’t quite keep tabs on multiple Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah (in fact Sir Mo had finished the race before they even got to the start line) but Becks clocked a highly respectable time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 21 seconds on her first, and quite possibly last, attempt at the 21km (13.1 mile) distance.
More importantly, by completing the Newcastle to South Shields course Becks has managed to raise almost £1,100 for her two charities, Racing Welfare and Cancer Research, and she’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored her.
If you’d like to make a donation you can still do so by visiting Becky’s fundraising page here.