Raising money for Blood Bikes, Emma shared: “Back in 2008 I ran the Great North Run in memory of someone very special to me. Afterwards I swore I would never do it again as I suffered with cramp after running through a fireman’s hose – something I thought was hilarious at the time and cooled me down nicely, but those last three miles were hard, and I never ran again!
“Fast forward to ‘Lockdown 2020’ and I, like many others, started the C25K and at 40 I was finally able to run 5k each week. Now, three years later, I entered the ballot for the Great North Run and was successful.
“I decided to enter, as I am running in memory of another very special person and this time, I would like to help raise money for Blood Bikes, who do an amazing job supporting the NHS, using motorcycles to courier urgent and emergency medical items including blood, human milk, x-rays, samples, drugs, and documentation between hospitals and other healthcare facilities.”
“I have been out most weeks doing a 5k run but now need to get out more than once a week and up the distance! I will be running solo, but my husband and two boys will be cheering me on, alongside family and friends too.
“Last time I did it in 2 hours 41 minutes; I hope I can beat that this time, but I am quite a bit older now and, to be honest, I will be glad to get to the end and hopefully raise some funds for the Blood Bikes. I will definitely be having a pizza at the end and a gin to celebrate!”
If you would like to sponsor Emma then please visit: https://greatnorthrun2023.enthuse.com/pf/emma-allinson.
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