Originally posted 06 October 2006
Last Sunday morning Ian Maude a School Teacher in Yarm near Stockton in the North East of England joined thousands of fellow marathon enthusiast's to compete in the Great North Run.
The Great North Run is an annual held event which attracts some of the worlds top marathon competitors to the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Ian was not just competing for fun but also to raise funds for two worthy causes, namely the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Bethany Christian Home for Children Inc in the Philippines.
When Ian said he wanted to help Bethany we were so overwhelmed with gratitude for his very kind gesture.
Ian completed the marathon course in 2Hrs 15Mins which is no mean feat. I have include two (2) pictures of Ian competing in the race he is the tall chap in the white.I will post the ammount Ian raised for Bethany as soon as all the sponsorship monies have been collected.
Should Ian participate next year and we hope he will we will be better prepared and raise even more for the two charities.