Great North Run duo ‘get the hump’

Graham Buglass and Graham Lewis-Dale training in their camel costume.
Graham Buglass and Graham Lewis-Dale training in their camel costume.

Two runners from North Shields Poly Athletic Club will be aiming to achieve two world records this weekend.

Graham Buglass and Graham Lewis-Dale will be taking part in the Whitley Bay Parkrun on Saturday September and the Great North Run on Sunday.

However, the world records they are hoping to beat are for the fastest times running as a camel.

Graham said: “It’s not as difficult as running in a cow costume as both runners can run in an upright position.”

The duo attempted the half marathon last year linked together in their camel costume but unfortunately overheated at mile ten.

This year they are more hopeful they will finish, and also beat the time of two hours three minutes in order to claim the record.

For the 5k parkrun, the record is 25 minutes.

The pair are raising money for TOMA, a charity which supports children, teenagers, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been affected by a diagnosis of childhood cancer.

Graham added: “I’m doing it to help the cancer charity and because we’d like to break the world record.”

Graham said: “Our families think we’re crazy. For us the distance is no problem though, just the heat.”