Chris Aldred, Bradford Cathedral's Administrator, ran the Great North Run last week for Inn Churches - a local charity in which churches provide emergency winter shelter for the homeless in Bradford - and he's raised over £3,500.
Chris says, "It was an absolutely fantastic day, I loved every minute of it. I started off far too fast, doing two 9 minute miles, when my normal pace is 11 minute miles. So I then suffered on the hill climbing out of Newcastle, but running over the Tyne Bridge with the Red Arrows overhead was brilliant. I also high-fived with Mo Farah and the Olympic Boxing Champion, Nicola Adams, which I'll remember for ever. And my wife, Sue, enjoyed the occasion so much she's threatening to run it too next year.
"The pledges of sponsorship currently stand at £2984.20, but with the Gift Aid, that should convert to £3609.50 - not bad for two and a half hours work! And I'm delighted that, as a result, more people can be taken off the frozen streets of Bradford this coming winter."
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