Search and rescue team completes Great North Run carrying stretcher (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Search and rescue team completes Great North Run carrying stretcher
3:12pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
MEMBERS of the Teesdale and Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team carried a stretcher and full kit to complete the Great North Run.
The six-man team of Mark Davis, Peter Morrison, Andrew Murray, Michael Holgate, Martin Hurton and Andy Neill did the run in two hours and 50 minutes.
Mr Davis said: “We only decided to the run in our hill kit and rucksacks carrying a stretcher a couple of weeks ago so have not had chance to practice."
Michael Holgate the teams fundraising officer said: "The crowds and other competitors were fantastic, cheering us all the way round and giving us money.
“We were even offered money by other competitors to be carried on our stretcher. We hope to raise over £2,000 to help run the team who are all volunteers from the run.”
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