ONE woman and her dog raced to success at the Great North Run to raise money for a local disability charity.
Lynda Dickinson, 52, from Morecambe, and her pooch Molly pounded the streets of Newcastle at the world famous half-marathon to raise £300 for Riverview Leonard Cheshire Disability service (Kendal), where she works as a volunteer coordinator.
Lynda prepared for the run with a gruelling five month training schedule of running with her new puppy, Molly.
She hot-footed it over the finish line at two hours and 41 minutes and after said: “I did it! I feel really proud of myself and it’s a great feeling knowing that the money I helped to raise for the charity will be used to support disabled people who I work with in my local area and in other parts of the UK.
“There’s no way I could have crossed the finish line without Molly’s help and I will be sharing the medal with her.”
Emma Barker, events officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability, said: “Linda ran her socks off! This is a great achievement.”