FRIENDS Joan Williams and Delrose Benjamin are busy training for the Great North Run.
They aim to complete the 13-mile challenge from Newcastle to South Shields in under two hours on Sunday, September 26,
Mrs Williams, 45, of Deighton, has already run the race three times, and Mrs Benjamin, 46, who has just moved from Deighton to Dalton, has run it once before.
She ran with Mrs Williams and Mrs Williams's husband Stephen.
The pair will be raising money for Leukaemia Research.
"We became running partners three years ago," said Mrs Williams.
"We are both really keen on running and train three or four times a week."
As well as sharing their hobby, the women also share the same employer.
Mrs Benjamin works in Kirklees Council's school effectiveness department, while Mrs Williams works in the council's catering department.
Anyone who wants to sponsor the women should call Mrs Williams on 01484 225710.