Jarrow pub boss set for 100-mile run around the North East on guide dog mission - and here's how you can help name the hound
A pub boss and running enthusiast is set to run 100 miles in 24 hours for the second time in five months as he continues his mission to support a local guide dog charity.
In October 2020, Carl Mowatt’s 100-mile running tour of the North East raised more than £5,000 for the Newcastle Guide Dog Mobility Unit to fund a guide dog for someone in need
Now he is set to complete the challenge yet again to fund a second guide dog.
To push him over the line to £10,000 Carl is offering up the chance for people who donate to guess the time he completes the run and also have a chance to choose the name of the future guide dog.
“The generosity of donations I received back in October was fantastic,” said Carl.
"We raised more than we needed so I thought it would be a good idea to try and push to £10,000 to get a second guide dog and give another person the gift of sight.”
The avid runner, who has completed a number of gruelling challenges in recent years, is set to take on his second 100-mile run on Monday, March 29, after rescheduling from the weekend to fit in with covid restrictions easing.
He will start at 3am, aiming to beat the clock and complete the run in under 24 hours.
The run will see Carl go all around the North East, taking in South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, County Durham and Sunderland.
He has already raised £9,000 for the Newcastle Mobility Unit, with the price of buying and training a guide dog around £5,000.
The Newcastle Guide Dogs Mobility Unit supports blind and partially sighted people across the North East and currently have around 250 guide dogs supporting residents.
Carl is also hoping to make the 100 mile run an annual event from next year, with plans to get more people involved when coronavirus restrictions are eased.
To donate to Carl’s 100 mile run for the Newcastle Guide Dog Mobility Unit, visit his Just Giving Page via this link.