Around 50’000 will take part in Geordieland’s 2019 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 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.
2019 Simply Health Finish Line Preparation
(2019 Simply Health Great North Run results.
- Mo Farah claimed his 4th successive victory in the 37th Great North Run, completing the 2019 GNR in one hour six seconds.
- Mary Keitany of Kenya surged to her third victory in the women’s race in 1:05:59
- Simon Lawson won the men’s wheelchair race
- Manuela Schar broke the course record by over a minute in the women’s wheelchair event.
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The first block of photographs from todays Great North Run are from the end of John Reid Road and the beginning of Prince Edward Rd (The Nook) with the second block coming from the Marsden Inn roundabout and down to the finish line. Please feel free to send us some photographs of your GNR day to be added below.