Ceramique Internationale has supported the Great North Run Penguins

Ceramique Internationale has supported the Great North Run Penguins

October 2019

Ceramique Internationale has supported the Great North Run Penguins as they competed for the tenth time, raising more than £50,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Dating back to the 1990s, Team Penguin began as a group of friends wearing penguin suits to a fancy-dress party, which led to one member, Richard Logan, being challenged to complete the 2005 Great North Run in full penguin costume.  Snowballing from there, with many friends and colleagues taking part over the years, the penguin runners have become a familiar sight in the race.  The group decided that this year was the Penguins’ last, with a number of the original members retiring from running.

Ceramique Internationale has supported the group since 2016, when its Specification Sales Director, David Longbottom, began taking part in the team’s half-marathon efforts, having always sponsored the penguins.

The team had already raised a remarkable £48,000 across previous Great North Runs and, with another £2,300 raised so far this year, are ending on a high by smashing through their £50,000 fundraising target. Seven penguins ran the thirteen-mile race, with Andrew Shorey setting a new penguin record with an incredible time of 01:30:57 – and being interviewed live on the BBC as a result.  To donate to the Great North Run Penguins, visit: https://ycrgreatnorthrun2019.everydayhero.com/uk/team-penguin-2019

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