A special thank you is due to local specialist running shop, Northern Runner for taking up the option of sponsoring www.rungeordierun.com for another year. This is the 3rd year that the blog has been sponsored by Northern Runner. Sponsor money has already been sent to St Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation and the total now stands at £21,833.34.
My association with Northern Runner goes back quite a few years now. I've bought shoes and clothing from there for many of my major runs. It was actually John Lavender, one of the staff, who put me on to Brooks shoes back in 2007 a few months before I ran 874 miles from John O'Groats to Lands End. The rest, as they say, is history and those shoes saw me safely to Lands End while the run raised £34,108 for St Benedict's Hospice.
So I'd like to give a sincere thanks to Northern Runner for their continued support of this website and more importantly of the 2 charities I'm raising funds for. From my own experiences over the years, I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for new shoes or clothing. The shop is located on Low Friar Street in Newcastle just down from The Gate complex. Don't forget to tell them I sent you!