Rubb runners set the pace for charitable donations

Michael Halpin after completing the 2012 Great North Run

Rubb Buildings Ltd’s Design Draftsman and Web Developer put his best foot forward to run 13.1 miles for Cancer Research UK.

Michael Halpin Jnr finished the Great North Run in one hour 45 minutes. He said: “Thank you to Rubb, colleagues, friends and family who sponsored me. I managed to raise £700 for Cancer Research UK.”

Starting in Newcastle, the race passed over the iconic Tyne Bridge, through Gateshead, passing the famous international athletics stadium, and finished in the coastal town of South Shields on September 16, 2012.

Also sponsored by Rubb was Stephen Orr, who achieved a time of two hours 10 minutes. He said: “Thank you very much for Rubb’s kind contribution to the Alzheimer’s Society. I raised over £400. Spirits were high on the day, despite the rain. I was nervous at the start but a hand slap from Mo Farah set me on my way.”

The event has now grown to a record 55,000 accepted entrants from over 100,000 applicants in 2012.

Rubb General Manager Ian Hindmoor said: “The company was proud to support both runners and their charities. Hopefully next year I will join Team Rubb by taking part myself.”

Stephen Orr tucks into his medal after finishing the Great North Run

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