On an almost ideal day, Alan took part in the Great North Run (Half Marathon). Once dropped of at the start by David Waterworth, he was all alone, but not for long as the other runners were amongst the most friendly he has ever met. He completed the run in 2 hours 14 minutes and with out stopping once, which was a feat on it's own. He has pledged approximately £300 which will go to the band. He would like to thank David Waterworth for taking him there and being there at the end (it's a long way back to Durham). Alan has other ideas to raise money in mind so watch this space.