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Ewan and Paul - Great North Run 2021

Ewan and Paul

Ewan and Paul

My Story

On Sunday September 12th 2021, Paul (runner) and Ewan (wheelchair user) completed a sub 2 hour half marathon on the 40th #greatnorthrun #gnr21 #gnr40 for Ewan (wheelchair user) and Paul (Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers) for Bendrigg Trust (specialist outdoor activity centre near Kendal for people with additional needs).

I had thought that it was possible but I was aware that the number of runners (or walkers) would be an issue on the route and that the revised route had more inclines than the classic.

Ewan and I, broke away from the rest of the team at the start line and worked our way (slowly) through the runners/walkers who made up the end of the green wave start. However, at the hairpin bend just before halfway, we were still well under an hour, and I actually thought it was possible. So I went for it. Weaving in and out of people or shouting "wheelchair kerbside/wheelchair white line" nearly constantly help with progress, but please DON'T WEAR EARPHONES!

Fuelling on a Chia Charge flapjack at about eight miles helped with the energy levels. Seeing the bridge come back into sight, then through the city centre, the seconds were ticking away.

Then at the 800m mark the funnels to the finish started to narrow and runners got closer together. A route through looked impossible. I took a the left hand side of the left funnel with army soldiers jumping out of the way to let us through.

We made it with less than 90 seconds to spare! 1 Hour 58 Minutes 33 Seconds.

We are both elated with the time and position 9258/57000

Five years ago, Paul Chapman participated in the junior Great North Run with his friend Ewan Harrison. The 'run' entailed Paul pushing Ewan around the course in his wheelchair. Ewan’s form of cerebral palsy means he can't walk. 

Raising funds and awareness of the Bendrigg Trust for the 19th time! It is a charity that provides adventurous activities for those with disabilities and other special needs. The Bendrigg Trust is based in Old Hutton near Kendal, where they have a residential centre. People from across the country stay each year to take part in outdoor activities. It is quite amazing when you see people taking part in things they (or the people around them) never imagined possible.

Follow us on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @ewanandpaul

Dave, Jim, Paul and Ewan will be joined by eight other runners and we would really appreciate it if you would like to sponsor us and support the work that goes on at the centre. Bendrigg Trust are a registered charity and run the outdoor activities centre (Bendrigg Lodge) in the Lake District, where disabled and disadvantaged people can get involved in a variety of adventurous outdoor activities. Jim and Dave have been on holiday to Bendrigg 26 times and would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to go and have a go! It's brilliant!

Donating through enthuse is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with enthuse – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s an efficient way to donate - We raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now!

Many thanks in anticipation of your support!

Don't forget to watch out for us on the television coverage...........we keep trying to get on!! We'll be trying extra hard this year!!

In 2019 the Bendrigg Team raised about £6421.81 between ten runners, which Bendrigg used to support people to attend various courses at the centre. Bendrigg Trust challenges perceptions of disabled and disadvantaged people through adventurous activities. Just £40 can support a person with a disability to try climbing for the first time and start to believe in what they can do, rather than what they think they can't. At Bendrigg we help people take part in activities they never dreamt possible due to their disability or social disadvantage. Thank you for helping to make dreams a reality and to allow everyone to achieve through adventure.



 

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  • Target
    £600
  • Raised so far
    £828
  • Number of donors
    27

My Story

On Sunday September 12th 2021, Paul (runner) and Ewan (wheelchair user) completed a sub 2 hour half marathon on the 40th #greatnorthrun #gnr21 #gnr40 for Ewan (wheelchair user) and Paul (Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers) for Bendrigg Trust (specialist outdoor activity centre near Kendal for people with additional needs).

I had thought that it was possible but I was aware that the number of runners (or walkers) would be an issue on the route and that the revised route had more inclines than the classic.

Ewan and I, broke away from the rest of the team at the start line and worked our way (slowly) through the runners/walkers who made up the end of the green wave start. However, at the hairpin bend just before halfway, we were still well under an hour, and I actually thought it was possible. So I went for it. Weaving in and out of people or shouting "wheelchair kerbside/wheelchair white line" nearly constantly help with progress, but please DON'T WEAR EARPHONES!

Fuelling on a Chia Charge flapjack at about eight miles helped with the energy levels. Seeing the bridge come back into sight, then through the city centre, the seconds were ticking away.

Then at the 800m mark the funnels to the finish started to narrow and runners got closer together. A route through looked impossible. I took a the left hand side of the left funnel with army soldiers jumping out of the way to let us through.

We made it with less than 90 seconds to spare! 1 Hour 58 Minutes 33 Seconds.

We are both elated with the time and position 9258/57000

Five years ago, Paul Chapman participated in the junior Great North Run with his friend Ewan Harrison. The 'run' entailed Paul pushing Ewan around the course in his wheelchair. Ewan’s form of cerebral palsy means he can't walk. 

Raising funds and awareness of the Bendrigg Trust for the 19th time! It is a charity that provides adventurous activities for those with disabilities and other special needs. The Bendrigg Trust is based in Old Hutton near Kendal, where they have a residential centre. People from across the country stay each year to take part in outdoor activities. It is quite amazing when you see people taking part in things they (or the people around them) never imagined possible.

Follow us on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @ewanandpaul

Dave, Jim, Paul and Ewan will be joined by eight other runners and we would really appreciate it if you would like to sponsor us and support the work that goes on at the centre. Bendrigg Trust are a registered charity and run the outdoor activities centre (Bendrigg Lodge) in the Lake District, where disabled and disadvantaged people can get involved in a variety of adventurous outdoor activities. Jim and Dave have been on holiday to Bendrigg 26 times and would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to go and have a go! It's brilliant!

Donating through enthuse is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with enthuse – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s an efficient way to donate - We raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now!

Many thanks in anticipation of your support!

Don't forget to watch out for us on the television coverage...........we keep trying to get on!! We'll be trying extra hard this year!!

In 2019 the Bendrigg Team raised about £6421.81 between ten runners, which Bendrigg used to support people to attend various courses at the centre. Bendrigg Trust challenges perceptions of disabled and disadvantaged people through adventurous activities. Just £40 can support a person with a disability to try climbing for the first time and start to believe in what they can do, rather than what they think they can't. At Bendrigg we help people take part in activities they never dreamt possible due to their disability or social disadvantage. Thank you for helping to make dreams a reality and to allow everyone to achieve through adventure.



 

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20/21 Great North Run

Join #TeamBendrigg and sign up for the world's biggest half marathon! The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the World. Starting in Newcastle Upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross ...

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