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Lonsdale Runners complete 10-mile challenge for Alzheimer’s Society

Monday 28 October, 2019

Lonsdale Services colleagues Deb Nolan, Tracy Gannon and Allan Ross completed the 10-mile Asda Foundation York challenge on the 20th October.  They achieved their sponsorship target raising over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society. There is still time to sponsor the team at their just giving page.

Allan Ross, independent financial adviser Ware, Hertfordshire said: ‘None of us knew what to expect when we turned up early Sunday morning at York University to run the longest distance our wee legs had ever carried us before. We were nervous yet at the same time confident that all the hard work and training we had done over the previous couple of months would see us to the end. The day was all about supporting the Alzheimer’s Society and Deb, Tracy and I had discussed before the race who we were running the 10 miles for, those people we knew living with dementia. It was a very humbling experience and running past York Minster was especially uplifting as the large crowds cheered us on. It was an amazing day and the people of York did us proud. The jelly babies were delicious! On speaking to the Alzheimer’s team at the end of the race they hoped to raise a total of £60,000 from this event which is fantastic. Thank you to everyone for their kind support. Going for a run might never be the same again as I have got used to people cheering me on, handing out sweets and having the roads all closed!’

Deb Nolan, independent financial adviser, Leeds / Bradford said: ‘It was a fantastic experience to be part of the 10-mile run.  I found the running difficult and I definitely struggled for the last 3 miles, but everyone was so encouraging, and the crowds were awesome.  Children were holding out containers of jelly babies to keep us going, which really helped.  It was Just amazing!!

Tracy Gannon, administrator and member of the Leeds / Bradford financial planning team said: ‘The event was extremely well organised.  From turning up at the park and ride to getting through to the start line, it was extremely smooth with no hitches.  It was a little chilly waiting around but there was a good warm up to get us ready.  As Deb and Allan mentioned the support and encouragement, we received was so good, with families standing outside their houses with bowls of sweets for us to grab for extra fuel to get us round.  There was also a choir with someone playing the drums, so the atmosphere was great.  The buzz of the event was unforgettable, and I would certainly like to run it again.’

Lonsdale Services colleagues run 10 miles for charity

Lonsdale Services colleagues run 10 miles for charity

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