Woman and dog do Great North Run

Linda McCann and her dog Molly, who both completed the Great North Run to raise money for Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Linda McCann and her dog Molly, who both completed the Great North Run to raise money for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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.”