McTaggart Trot 2020

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Thank You!

A message from your event organizer, Grant McTaggart.

I would like to thank everyone that took part in this years event; your donations will make a huge difference to St Teresa’s Hospice this Christmas.

Although things were slightly different because of the pandemic, we still turned out 105 runners and managed to raise £1552.

As I ran around the streets of Darlington I bumped into a number of jogging Santa’s and limping elves. I also got quite a few beeps of the horn from drivers out supporting the event. So all in all, although it didn’t have the usual chaos and fun as previous years, I think everyone still enjoyed themselves.

I would like to say a few personal thank you’s as well.

To Tom Addison and Paul Cook for all the work they did behind the scenes. Without them the race every year simply wouldn’t go ahead.

I will be buying them a pint when the bars reopen!

Also hats off to Hatch Luncheonette for raising £130 after donating all the money they made from selling cakes in the shop on the day of the race; what a lovely gesture!

I hope everyone’s legs are ok and I do hope we’ll see you next year squeezed into Barton Village Hall ready for the 14th Taggart Trot.

A final well done to Graham Bell and Darren Chapman for completing their 13th Taggart Trot……the only two left.

Have a great Xmas and stay safe.

Grant x


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