Hall of Fame 2011
Quotes on the day from our runners (we are hoping to get all the photos on this site today - please bear with us!)
James Armstrong – I achieved the time I was looking for by 10 seconds . Really enjoyed it!
Juan Carlos Frietman – Loved the cold rain at the end, but loved even more the cup of tea at the Farplace tent.
Chris Andrews – Rained at the right time! Thank you for the place!
Stewart Spalding – It’s all about the Cat Aids
Rob Haigh – My first Great North Run. A cracking atmosphere and crowd and as someone else has already said, the rain came just at the right time to soak us down on the home straight.
Michael Hodgson – First Great North Run. My legs are killing me, but loved it!!! See you next year!
Gillian Farnworth – Loved every minute! Fantastic charity. My best friend is a rescue dog xx
Christian Barlow – Very supportive charity. Great day, Good run….. Maybe next year.
Chris Killick – Great run. We support the charity as we ourselves have rescue dogs who were not wanted by anyone else!
Wayne Dornan – After 6 miles I forgot I had the fluffy ears on till someone shouted “Go on Rabbit-Man!”
Mark Lord – Brilliant time this year. Beat my PB by 8.5 mins. Yipee!!
Lynn Tarpy – Yey – a bit soggy, but very happy!
Lizette Malherbe – Great Run and the atmosphere is great!
Andrei Remenchuk – Thanks for giving me the opportunity to run the biggest half marathon in the world. Best of luck in your work.
John Cheltnam – thanks for the opportunity. Really enjoyed it. Good luck to you all, Love, JC.
Olga Savina – Keep on Running!
Sarah Richardson – My bunny ears powered me round the 13 miles! (As well as the thought of the animals I’d be helping if I finished) Note from Farplace – Sarah we loved the fluffy bunny tail!
Sarah Matthews (pictured with her brother and her dad) – Loved the bunny ears – they matched my sun glasses. Dad had a complete surprise when I turned up from Sydney with my brother to run the race with him – his first half marathon aged 65!
Richard Elliott – What a fantastic day and what a great charity to run for.
Katie Taylor & Sarah Davies - Our first half marathon – and we made it!
Shaun Metcalfe – Absolutely shattered. Is Fin in Gateshead still?
Reg Turner – First time. Great cause. Loved the massage.
Sarah Douglas – First time. Loved it! For a fantastic cause in memory of my precious Drummer, Daisy and Chenel xxx
Darren Anderson – A fantastically organised day.
Andrew Hough – (with dogs Gladys & Doreen) – Hard work but worth it!
Sian Hough – Really enjoyed it. Gladys & Doreen like the attention!
Liz Ilsley & Gareth Hodgson – Absolutely fantastic day. Will definitely do it again! Note from Farplace – Gareth we loved the artwork on your back!
Ali Parry – Amazing day! Hard work, but worth every step for Farplace!
Clare Wohlgemuth – A fantastic experience for a fantastic cause!
Mandy Hall – Epic! Amazing! Euphoric! Totally brilliant experience made even more special by running with bunny ears for a great cause!
Shiraz Rana-Rahman – Amazing feeling to be running for the best charity in the GNR!
Claire Chamberlain – I did it! Anything for animals!
Kim Faulkner (with Laurie Faulkner) – Really enjoyed the day. A truly fantastic charity!
Denny Turner – Hardest thing I have ever done!
Fudge’s Mummy – aka Kelly. A great day. No 4 felt harder than No 1. Back in 2012 for no 5!
Melissa Hall – Worth every blister knowing I have helped an amazing cause!
Rob Millard – The hardest thing I have ever done, but a great sense of achievement – despite the rain! -
Veronica Crooks – I can’t wait until the next time. Loved it! Note from Farplace – thanks also to daughter Hattie for all the help in the tent!
Emma Steven & Cerys Mort – Doing it for the animals. We rock!!
Tracy Ankrett – It was hard – but worth it!
Marion Sowerby – I did it for Casper the Rottie. Phew!
Rachael Masterson – The animals are worth it!
Marie McCarty – For the animals!!!!