Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Teessiders Flying High after Race Success

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Teessiders Flying High after Race Success

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Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK

HUNDREDS of Teessiders will be resting their aching limbs today after pounding the streets of Tyneside in the 32nd Great North Run.

People from Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland were among the 55,000 people who took part in the 13.1-mile Great North Run.

And many of those took part in memory of loved ones and for charities and causes close to their hearts.

Among them was Teesside funnyman Pat Monahan who raised funds for Teesside baby hospice Zoe's Place.

And as well as putting his physical stamina to the test, he also put his comedy on the line - tweeting jokes every mile. At mile six he said: "Buses parked up people waving. Could maybe use buses as a shuttle service to finish line - would be handy."

And at mile 13, he said: "Just done it! Thank you to all support! Finished 13 miles about to jog back to start to make it a full marathon!" Teesside's Olympic rowing heroine Kat Copeland was also at the event after being invited to pull the trigger to start the race yesterday. …

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