Congratulations to our very own Rachel Stanley, one of our amazing Sales Advisors here at Cubicle Centre, who completed The Great North Run on Sunday.
Rachel has only been running for 3 years, having started after the birth of her third child and has always wanted to take part in this iconic running event, being delighted that after a year off due to the events of last year, that it was allowed to safely take place this year.
Running around 6 miles a week with Dewsbury Road Runners, Rachel had been steadily preparing herself for the urban course around Gateshead and Newcastle.
Rachel completed the course in just over 2 hours, a little over her personal best over the distance of 13.1 miles, and was incredibly pleased with her time, given the crowded start and the uphill finish.
“I was running out of energy towards the end, and running up towards the finish, I had my head down, until I thought to myself, I need to enjoy this – it’s The Great North Run – and when I looked up and saw the big tower in the distance, it put a huge smile on my face and inspired me to put an extra effort into finishing.’
We’re all extremely proud of Rachel – and judging by her usual vibrant self in the office this morning – you’d never know she’d run such a distance just the day before! – well done!