Derek Slack Motors - Known for Great Runners!
Last Sunday, #TeamTeeside along with runners from Derek Slack Motors, completed the 39th running of the world’s biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.
Derek Slack Motors are proud sponsors of Teeside Hospice and collectively our team raised almost £2,000 for their chosen charities.
Pictured L to R are: Peter Roxby - Parts Manager, Our service manager Chris’s wife Denise Harrison, Paula Slack (who was running to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis), Tony Slack - Managing Director and Andrew Fowle - Sales Manager (who ran in aid of the Stroke Association).
After the race Tony took to the massage table to have his aches and pains soothed away (His feet took the brunt of the damage as seen in a photo which is too horrific to be shown here!). Andrew managed to get a ‘selfie’ with Radzi from Blue Peter.
Peter was an official pace runner, carrying a ‘2hr 35mins’ flag to help runners pace themselves towards their target time for the half marathon. He finished the run within 35 seconds of his target!
The first Great North Run was staged on 28 June 1981, when 12,000 runners participated. By 2011, the number of participants had risen to 54,000. For the first year it was advertised as a local fun run; nearly thirty years on it has become one of the biggest running events in the world, and the biggest in the UK. Only the Great Manchester Run and London Marathon come close to attracting similar numbers of athletes each year.