My Great North Run Adventure

Okay, so this has nothing to do with design or UX, but a bunch of us at Riff Raff took part in the Great North Run yesterday, raising money for Finchale Training College, a nice group of people who help adults with disabilities to get back into employment. We’ve all been training for around 4 months now, and it has been quite an adventure.

In the run up to the event, I was a little anxious and eager to find out what to expect. Googling the subject unearthed precious few helpful accounts of what I was letting myself in for, so I thought it might be helpful to write about my somewhat bizarre experiences here. Hopefully it will prove useful to anyone about to run their first half marathon…