Gary joins Mo Farrah to run Great North Run!
The Bupa Great North Run is known as the world’s greatest half marathon and will have nearly 60,000 runners participating this year!
Taking on the challenge for the second time, alongside the masses and world class athletes including Mo Farrah, on Sunday, September 7, will be Gary Freeman, from gap personnel’s Leeds branch!
Gary is part of a team of seven, running for Candlelighters, a charity founded 40 years ago, who offer help and support to children with cancer and their families. Gary chose this charity because one of his close friends’ Brother died from cancer when he was only 15 years old, and the organisation looked after him, and his family, through the toughest times.
Gary said: “I hope to beat last years’ time of 1 hour 52 mins and have been preparing hard by running four times a week and taking part in the Wakefield 10K. Our target is £2,000 and so far we have raised £140, so any donations would be greatly appreciated.”
To sponsor Gary, you can donate at www.justgiving.com/fatfighters1 or text FATY66 to 70070 to donate £5.
For more information about the Candlelighters visit www.candlelighters.org.uk