Around 50’000 runners took part in Geordieland’s 2018 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.
Mo Farah won a record fifth GNR, clocking 59 minutes and 26 seconds for his fifth win in a row in the race which starts in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge into Gateshead and ending a long 13.1 miles later on the beautiful National Trust acclaimed coastal Leas, which forms part of the scenic South Shields coastline.
The temporary event village built at the finish line takes weeks in the making and fills 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.
- Vivian Cheruiyot from Kenya won the women’s race for a second time in three years.
- Briton David Weir set a new course record to win the men’s wheelchair race for the seventh time, with Pole Martyna Snopek taking the women’s race.
2018 Simply Health Finish Line Preparation
The following slideshow shows photos of the fantastic efforts that go into the installation of the Great North Run finish line and charity village, as well as photos of the actual days entertainment.
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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.
(2018 Simply Health Great North Run photos will soon be added to the slideshow).