After telling us about her intention to run in the BUPA Great North Run on September 7th, we now have news of how Instore‘s Sophie Morris got on. It was her first ever long distance race (she’s never even done a 10k!) – with her close friend Nikki.
Sophie was raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, as in 2011 she sadly lost her Grandad to dementia. The girls had been training hard for the event, and also doing other fundraising events in a bid to raise extra money for the charity, including car boot sales in their local villages.
So far Sophie has raised £450 for the Alzheimer’s Society, with sponsorship still rolling in. She told us about her first race:
“It was a great experience – the crowd were so supportive and the weather was really hot! Apart from getting sunburnt, losing a toenail and sore hips the following day, I thoroughly enjoyed the run and completed it in under 2.5 hours. Although I wasn’t the millionth runner on the day, I was proud to take part in the event in memory of my amazing Grandad.”