December 4th, 2019

Here is the blog devoted to all things dragonfly and running related as we prepare for the Great North Run 2020.

I am David and I volunteer on a weekly basis at the Dragonfly Cancer Trust office in Newcastle. Last year was my first Great North Run (only 2 months after my 17th birthday) and it’s safe to all the members of the Dream Team smashed it!

Unintentionally, I finished first for the Dream Team (do not ask me how because I still don’t know) which was a  huge success as I ran a personal best time of 01:36:06 finishing 1702nd overall, 31st for my age group and I managed to do that whilst raising money for this incredible cause.

Although it was painful at times (the rubbing and losing a toenail) and probably the hardest thing I have done, the feeling of elation as I crossed the finish line was like nothing else. Which is why I invite you to join the Dream Team for 2020.

This year is going to the biggest run yet for us and we are pulling out all the stops to make sure its your biggest run too, whether you’re a Great North Run veteran or a newbie like I was last year. This year for us is all about building a team so although we may start in different positions, together we are united, and we all have each other’s backs.

So, Sign up! What’s stopping you, you still have plenty of time! It doesn’t matter whether the longest you’ve run is to the bus stop on a Monday morning, together as a team this year we will help each other so we can all achieve our potential and help this great cause.

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