Return to the Great North Run
Alby Pattison returns to the Great North Run following injury.
Alby Pattison, CEO of Hartlepool based firm Hart Biologicals, recent MBE recipient and patron of Alice House Hospice is returning to his passion for running after overcoming an injury, to raise funds for his chosen charity.
Alby has previously completed six Great North Runs but due to an injured Achilles tendon has been unable to take part since 2014. Alby, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday, wanted to celebrate this milestone by returning to one of his favourite events.
Thankfully he has recovered from the injury and is now in training for the half marathon which sees thousands run from Newcastle to South Shields on 8 September. Alby has been a long term supporter and patron of Alice House and the charity is delighted to welcome him back on its running team.
Greg Hildreth from the Hospice said “Having worked with Alby for a number of years, it is great to see he is over his injury and back to running, which I know is something that he loves. Even better is the fact that he has taken this as an opportunity to support local Hospice care and I would like to say a big thank you for his support and wish him all the very best with his fundraising and training.”
Alby added “I’m really happy to be taking part in the Great North Run again, I have always enjoyed the day and even though my injury has slowed me down a little, I’m training hard and know that the atmosphere and the crowds on the day will help drive me on. As a patron of Alice House, I am pleased to be able to offer this additional support to the wonderful work they do and am hoping to raise £1,000 in sponsorship and will be grateful of any donations!”