Last Sunday saw the biggest event in the North East calendar and the largest half-marathon in the world taking place in the North-East of England.
The 39th Great North Run was held and at 10.40am, 57,000 runners took on the 13.1 mile route through Newcastle, Gateshead and then down to the seafront at South Shields.
Julie Lightfoot, MD at Solar Solve took part and ran for local charity Tiny Lives. The Tiny Lives Trust is a registered charity that helps to care for premature and sick new born babies, their mothers and families in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Newcastle Neonatal Service based in Ward 35 of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
The fund aims to provide the highest quality of care on an ongoing basis and needs to raise at least £350,000 every year to support a range of facilities, staff, and equipment.
With the help of friends, family and the employees of Solar Solve, Julie raised £2,000 for the charity by taking part in the half-marathon which will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary next year.