Over the weekend we travelled up to Newcastle so Mr Thrifty could run the Great North Run. If you’re not familiar with this race, according to the guys commentating on the BBC, it is the biggest half marathon in the world and features lots of hills and a beautiful ending along the coast.
Mr Thrifty has spent months getting up at 6am running miles before hopping on his bike and cycling to work. On Sunday he sloped off brimming over with nerves and he did us proud!
Mr Thrifty completed the course at his target time and was running in aid of Diabetes UK, a cause close to my heart as my cousin was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes as a baby. I’m so proud of the hard work he put into running this race, there were tears all round at the finish line.
Newcastle was a fantastic city to visit and the spirit of the race was fantastic. Very friendly and hospitable locals, gorgeous architecture, fun nightlife and awesome charity shops. I can’t wait to visit again. Oh and the Red Arrows put on an incredible display at both the start and finish lines, they were amazing. Check out the video below.
Thank you ever so much.
P.S. WELL DONE MR THRIFTY! I love you.