Lucy Edwards is a constant inspiration to us, whether it’s her clever makeup tutorials or videos challenging stereotypes about what’s it’s like to be blind. This time, she’s taken on the Great North Run.
The half-marathon took place on 10 September, and Lucy (with a little help from her boyfriend Ollie) vlogged the whole experience!
Lucy travelled up to Newcastle with Ollie, her guide runner Steve, his daughter Em, and Em’s friend Natalie. On arrival, they made their way to the beach straight away and had an incredibly relatable pre-run meal of chips and ice cream.
We love the peaceful style of this vlog, especially the rock-skimming on that incredibly windy beach! And of course Lucy’s David Attenborough-esque narration of Ollie’s attempts.
This is Lucy’s third run in aid of Guide Dogs – she’s raised £3,500 for the charity so far. All her medals are displayed on one of the organisation’s stuffed animal dogs, which is absolutely adorable.
It was interesting to see what was in her goodybag, too. It included a t-shirt, a space blanket, some snacks, and… spaghetti, for some reason. Maybe it’s a running thing?!
Unfortunately, because of an issue with her knee, Lucy finished half an hour after her goal of 2 hours 38 mins. We don’t know about you though, but here at TenEighty HQ we begrudge the walk down the stairs to answer the door, let alone running MILES in the rain and wind when your leg’s not in the best shape, so you’re definitely the coolest in our books, Lucy!
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