The Run For Bob is an annual charity run brilliantly organised by our friends at North Shields Poly
The run is in memory of late NSP member and runner Bob Peart who was one of the North-East’s top veteran athletes, who sadly died of cancer in 2001.
Proceeds from the run go to North East Promenaders Against Cancer. The money raised goes directly to where it is locally needed: the RVI Research Team, Local Hospices, Cancer Support Groups, and Specialist Nursing Support. For more information on NEPAC please visit www.nepac.org.uk
The route is scenic 8 mile (approx) multi terrain event and a pleasant change for a Sunday morning long training run which starts with a run along the beach or promenade towards St Mary’s Lighthouse then follows the coastal path toward Seaton Sluice and into Holywell Dene. The route then takes runners onto the old railway track before finishing with 300 metres of the Chrurchill running track.
Tyne Bridge Harriers; Dave Rowe, Marc Fenwick, Steffen Haugk, Rob Kirtley, Penny Willmott & Rob Wishart lined up with approximately 120 other runners to take part in this mornings very successful event.
Weather conditions were ‘a bit brisk’ and underfoot it was ‘clarty’ in places but everyone who set out, returned safely after a pleasant run and enjoyed the spread of Cakes, Pizza, Pasties, Tea & Coffee laid on at the NSP Clubhouse at the finish.
Loads of familiar faces were present and there was a fantastic atmosphere with some vital funds being raised for the charities.
Due to it being a charity run, there were no results published and no official timekeepers present Marc Fenwick finished 2nd in the run with NSP’s Tommy Brannon first home.
A huge thanks to the organisers & marshals from NSP, NEPAC & the lads & lasses from Mountain Rescue who provided their time & expertise to make sure the run went safely & without hitch.
Thanks very much to Les Thompson for the photographs. More can be seen in the Facebook album HERE