Published on July 10, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour


Competitive spirits at top ale bar

They’re certainly a fit lot at The Bodega on Westgate Road, Newcastle. In the space of a couple of weeks, bar staffer Maria Stott (above) finished the Edinburgh Marathon in 3 hours 57 minutes, while manager Ben Rea completed The Wall Ultra-Marathon – 69 miles from Carlisle to Newcastle following the route of Emperor Hadrian’s landmark. Ben took 15 hours 31 minutes and says it was the hardest thing he’s ever done – or likely to ever do again.

Now, how is Maria going to top Ben’s achievement?

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