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Postby BossHogg » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:20 pm

I've recently lost over 6 stone in weight! In a moment of madness, I signed up to take part in the Great North Run half marathon! I've been a British Red Cross first aid volunteer for over 23 years, so I thought I would raise some money for the organisation that has been a large part of my life for nearly a quarter of a century. The race is four weeks tomorrow, I can't believe I've raised over £900 and still have plenty of time to raise more. :wink:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby EdMcDonald » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:29 am

BossHogg wrote:I've recently lost over 6 stone in weight! In a moment of madness, I signed up to take part in the Great North Run half marathon! I've been a British Red Cross first aid volunteer for over 23 years, so I thought I would raise some money for the organisation that has been a large part of my life for nearly a quarter of a century. The race is four weeks tomorrow, I can't believe I've raised over £900 and still have plenty of time to raise more. :wink:



You going to pass by my house then BH. :wink:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:07 am

Give me a wave then, I'll be the one in the running gear crawling on the pavement! :lol:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby EdMcDonald » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:36 am

BossHogg wrote:Give me a wave then, I'll be the one in the running gear crawling on the pavement! :lol:


I'll be out there with a large brandy to revive you. In a few weeks you can get free ice. :wink:
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Postby BossHogg » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:01 am

Sounds good to me, as a charity runner, I get a sports massage on completion of the race. :wink:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby Bonesy » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:06 am

BH, 6 stone weight loss thats fantastic


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Postby Shelagh » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:18 am

Well done on the 6st weight loss B.H. also sponsorship of £900 is fantastic..Red Cross a very worthy cause!!
The Great North run...to my mind..one of the best..ordinary folk raising money for charity!!
Son-in-law and his mates (all from Newcastle) ran the race a few years ago..and between them managed to raise thousands for a childrens cancer charity!!
Best wishes to you B.H. (shall look forward to seeing the race on T.V.) :D
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:44 am

Cheers guys, nervous and excited all at the same time! I'm usually part of the first aid team on the finishing line. My Red Cross colleagues don't know I'm running, they'll get a shock when I cross the finishing line as a competitor! :lol:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:25 pm

Squeaky bum time, things just got real! :lol:

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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:03 pm

Hot off the press today. :wink:

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Re: Great North Run.

Postby Elaine Goulding » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:10 pm

Well done Tom, will be thinking of you September 11th.
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Postby Shelagh » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:01 pm

Not long now Tom..soon be creating new world records..best wishes for the half marathon!
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:10 pm

I'll find them! :lol: the story is now on the papers website.

http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/peop ... b26d6f7-ds
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby filsgreen » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:23 pm

Best wishes for the run, Tom.
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Postby BossHogg » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:29 pm

The edited version went on a site where I don't want the buggers to know where I live! :wink:
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Postby filsgreen » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:31 pm

Good point mate; I never thought of that.
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Postby BossHogg » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:44 pm

The time is almost up so come on rabble, get down the back of the sofa and look for the loose change, just over 36 hours till I run myself into the ground, it'll be on telly, so it should give you a good laugh :lol: - if you laughed, why don't you donate, you know you want to! :wink:

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I'll be easy to spot! :wink:

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Postby Shelagh » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:07 pm

All the best for the race on Sunday Tom..(time prediction 2hrs 42mins) :D :wink:
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Postby BossHogg » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:32 pm

If I hide a pushbike in the bushes - definitely! :lol:
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Postby Bonesy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:20 am

Best wishes for today Tom hope all goes well.


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Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:43 am

Thanks for your donation Keith, greatly appreciated. :wink: Now at the starters point, its now the point of no return! :D
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Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:40 am

Thanks for your donation filsgreen, greatly appreciated. No going back now!
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby scotty » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:46 am

Good luck BH, from Loretta and Scotty
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Postby filsgreen » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:49 am

Thanks Tom and Good luck, you've inspired me to start jogging again and get in shape. I'm able to start my training indoors, thanks to Ricky and Loretta, who have sold me a Treadmill at a very reasonable price :)
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:53 am

Thanks for the well wishes and good luck with your training. :D
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:56 am

scotty wrote:Good luck BH, from Loretta and Scotty

Thanks for your donation, greatly appreciated. :wink:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:32 am

And we're off!
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby EdMcDonald » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:54 pm

BossHogg wrote:And we're off!


And you are a definite winner.
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:13 pm

I DID IT!!!! :D

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Re: Great North Run.

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:13 pm

Tom I know you will have run the race of your life............... now i`m looking forward to seeing what your time was..........

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Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:15 pm

WOW our posts have just crossed each other......congratulations TOM. :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:30 pm

It was roughly three and a half hours. :wink:
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Re: Great North Run.

Postby scotty » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:41 pm

I'll bet you went back to the hotel and soaked in the tub for an hour or two, to ease your aching muscles.I know I would have.Fantastic achievement.
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Postby Silver-Haired-Hippy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:47 pm

Congratulations Boss!! Bet you are looking forward to a well deserved pint or two now!!! :D

Loretta and Ricky (Scotty)

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Re: Great North Run.

Postby BossHogg » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:05 pm

Didn't stop over, we drove across this morning and are driving home now as I type. I'm teetotal so I'll celebrate with a soft drink. :wink:
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