Mitsubishi runner Bates passes charity fund-raising target
1:00pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Sport
MITSUBISHI’S IT Development Manager Tim Bates was one of our local runners to shine at the Great North Run.
The 48-year-old, who works at the company’s UK headquarters in Cirencester, recorded a personal best of 1hr 40min and 04sec in the half-marathon between Newcastle and South Shields.
It was Tim’s seventh time taking part in the 13.1 mile run and he shaved more than three minutes off last year’s time, to finish in 3,552nd place out of 56,000 runners.
Tim, who has so far raised £370 for the National Star Foundation, a charity supported by Mitsubishi, said: "Thanks to the generosity of people I have managed to raise £70 more than my target for the charity which is excellent news.
"I didn’t manage to keep up with Mo Farah but it was a respectable PB for me."