Great North Run 2012

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GNR: medical and drinks points

Along the route there are 21 first aid posts and mobile medical units. Medics are at each mile point and drinks station, they are also at the finish.

If runners want to pull out of the race, there are mini buses collecting people from three pick-up points, at 8½, 9½ and 10¾ miles.

The drinks stations are at 3 miles, 5¾ miles, 8½ miles and 11½ miles. There are also showers along the way for participants to cool down.


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