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Great North Run training update – introducing Joy

Unfortunately Charlotte has had to pull out of the Great North Run due to injury, but an ‘associate’ of ours, Joy Woodlouse is going to step in. Here she is in her own words to tell you a little about herself and why she’s getting involved.

The lycra is on, I’ve dug out my plimsols from the loft and my training plan starts today with a good old aerobics session.

Am I concerned that I haven’t run since 1972? Not at all! I was an exceptionally gifted young athlete growing up in the 40s and achieved all of my swimming and gymnastics badges to prove it. I was on the school hockey team and always used to finish the 800m on sports day.

Why am I not running it for a degenerative disease I’ve either got or expected to get in the next few months, I hear the cheeky ones amongst you ask?

Well, as a former school teacher, I’m passionate about running for High Tide Foundation as it’s important to open young people’s minds to all the wonderfully diverse career opportunities that are available in the Tees Valley rather than aiming to be the next reality TV star.

Please sponsor me to help this great charity prevent more aspiring Love Island contestants today by visiting: our JustGiving page




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