Running in memory of loved one

Kirsty Lawrence's picture

This year's Great North Run see's our team of 27 Northumbria Blood Bikes runners joined by 10 Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes runners. One of our team, Michael Kemp, has a very special reason for choosing to join our running team. He's running in memory of his brother-in-law Scott Soulsby. 

Scott was sadly killed while out on his own bike 2 years ago. Before his accident Scott had intended to join our group as a volunteer. At his funeral, his wife Mandy, asked for donations in lieu of floral tributes. The funds collected in his honour were used to purchase our Honda ST1300 Pan European that we named "Scott".

Michael's training has gone well. Although with 2 small children and working 6 days a week means his spare time is limited. Michael has said: "He's looking forward to seeing how much he can raise and passing the start line". We're sure he will have a brilliant time soaking up the atmosphere of his first Great North Run.

We wish Michael and all of our team #BloodBikesGNR the best of luck for Sunday.

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