There was at least one well known athletics personality at the British Transplant Games,
which were held in the North East on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August 2015.
Morpeth Harriers legend Jim Alder looked on very proudly as his daughter
Susan Tarling competed in no less than three gruelling events over the two day contest.
Susan, who in her youth was a very competent athlete with Morpeth Harriers,
competed in the 3k Mini Marathon on Newcastle Quayside,
where she finished fourth overall in 15m27s,
and was also second in the Over 40 Veteran Women’s section.
She recovered from this to also take part in the Women’s 10k Cycle Race
in Newcastle’s Leazes Park, finishing third in 20m24s,
and as first in the Over 40 Women’s category.
Not content with this Susan moved along to the Sunderland Swimming Centre,
where she was highly placed in the 50metre swim.
At the end of August Susan heads out to Buenos Aires in Argentina
to compete in the World Transplant Games,
and if she returns with a medal, she will undoubtedly
make Alder Senior a very proud father.