Clocking up different meters as Emma Allinson runs the Great North Run

Regularly updating us with the increasing number of Mechtronic systems out in the industry, Emma Allinson, marketing coordinator at the Leeds-based metering and gauging system experts, will be counting different meters when she takes on the Great North Run in September.

Emma Allinson is taking on the Great North Run to fundraise for Blood Bikes.

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!”

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