Mum and daughter in step for charity run

PUBLISHED: 13:19 04 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Val and Emily Davidson – Pic: Daniel Wilson

Val and Emily Davidson - Pic: Daniel Wilson

A MUM and daughter from Barkway completed the Great North Run on Sunday and described the event as fantastic . Val and Emily Davidson, members of the Royston Runners, joined more than 50,000 runners for the half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields

A MUM and daughter from Barkway completed the Great North Run on Sunday and described the event as "fantastic".

Val and Emily Davidson, members of the Royston Runners, joined more than 50,000 runners for the half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Emily said: "So far we have raised £700. It was a fantastic day and the atmosphere was really amazing. We did the race four years ago and it was even better this year!"

"I loved every minute of it - it's a really enjoyable race," said Val.

The race partners ran the 13 miles in a time of 2 hours 20 minutes.

And after taking part in Chariots of Fire, the Pink Ribbon Run, and the Flora Light run in London, the mother and daughter appear to have caught the running bug.

Val said: "We've been part of the Royston Runners for the last five years and since our first day we haven't stopped.

"It's nice to be able to run together and I'm sure there will be a lot more in the future!"

And the Davidsons were not alone on the course with the Royston Runners' oldest member Les Bolton, 79, and Tina Barnham and Debbie Watson also taking part. - Pic: Daniel Wilson

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