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Thousands of people are nursing aching limbs after taking part in yesterday's Great North Run. More than 40,000 people started the annual showpiece.
Thousands of people are nursing tired limbs after the Great North Run. 55,000 people took part in the annual event yesterday, which is the second biggest half marathon in the world. Between them, they raised millions of pounds for charity.
Ducks, bears, dragons, lions and giraffes... just some of the characters taking part in the Great North Run.
Great North Runners say why they were running and who they were raising money for...
For George Nicholson, from County Durham, the Great North Run was particularly special, he was running in memory of his granddaughter Emily, who died as a toddler.
George fundraises for Acorn, the hospice that supported his family through their loss. Because of his fundraising efforts, George was nominated to be a torchbearer, something he could not leave behind for this half marathon.
Greg Rutherford was part of a group of London 2012 gold medallists chosen to start the 32nd BUPA Great North Run in Newcastle. The Long Jump Champion is still basking in the glory of Britain's golden summer, but he wasn't sure about the prospect of handing out 55,000 high fives at the start line.
Ellie Simmonds was one of the brightest stars of Paralympics GB in London this summer. She won 2 golds, a silver and a bronze. Today she was one of a group of London 2012 heroes who started the 32nd BUPA Great North Run in Newcastle.
Fastest Brit, Chris Thompson ran the BUPA Great North Run in 1.01.00