Sam Thornton is one of five running for the Town Foundation
- Impact of Town Foundation a key reason for taking part
- Event scheduled to take place on Sunday 13 September 2020
- Find out how you can donate
Sam Thornton, 30, is one of five fundraisers taking on the Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields on 13 September in support of the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
Here he explains more about how he became involved in the challenge:
What made you decide to run the Great North Run on behalf of the Huddersfield Town Foundation?
I’ve loved working with the Foundation in the past, having previously volunteered as part of the Big Sleep Out. I’ve also seen first-hand in some of the schools I’ve taught at the amazing work that the Foundation carry out. It’s scary just how many children I teach go without breakfast each day and rely on foodbanks at home. The Foundation are doing incredible things to help rectify that in our local area.
How are you finding your training towards the Great North Run?
I’m a little older than the first time I ran the Great North Run during my time working towards my PGCE, so training is a bit tougher! I’ve started early and have been upping 5k Park Runs to 8k runs, with some interval training in between. The weather at the start of the year has made it tough to want to get out after work!