Great North Run 2015 – Event Slideshow

GREATNORTHRUNICONAround 57’000 runners took part in the 2015 Morrisons Great North Run, including many top athletes, A&B list celebrities, thousands of charity runners and many team runners all competing in the world’s biggest and most famous half marathon.

The race route, started as usual in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge into Gateshead, before ending a long 13.1 miles later on the beautiful National Trust acclaimed Leas, which forms part of the scenic South Shields coastline.

The temporary event village built at the finish line had been weeks in the making and filled up quickly on race day, with spectators from all over South Tyneside and beyond offering a warm Geordie welcome to all the race participants, their families and spectators alike.

The following slideshow shows photos of the building of the finish line and charity village along with photos of it in use on the actual day.

All that is missing is your input, so if you have any photos which you would like to be added to the slideshow, from either the start of the race, throughout and naturally from the finish line, then please don’t hesitate to send them in.

The winner of the Men’s race in 2015 was Mo Farah (GBR) and the winner of the Elite Women’s race was Mary Keitany (KEN), while the wheelchair races were won by David Weir (GBR) & Shelly Woods (GBR) – source: wiki

Unfortunately the event this year was marred by the death of a runner and we would like to extend our sympathy to his friends and family.

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