Over £3,000 has been raised for the British Heart Foundation in memory of David Colley who died during the Great North Run.Read the full story ›
The family of David Colley, who collapsed and died in the Great North Run, has spoken of their devastation. They have asked the organisers of the race to pass on their gratitude for the sympathy and support they have received.
“David was a regular runner who loved taking part in the Great North Run and always looked forward to the event. We are absolutely devastated.”
The runner who died participating in the Great North Run on Sunday has been named as David Colley, from Hull.
David, 58, had taken part in numerous Great North Runs over the last ten years. He collapsed in the last mile of the run and was attended to immediately by the medical services.
A post mortem concluded that Mr Colley died of natural causes.
Organisers of the Great North Run have confirmed that a participant in this year's race has died.
The winners of the 2015 Great North Run group races have taken to the podium to receive their medals.Read the full story ›
Celebrity runners spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees before taking part in the 2015 Great North Run.Read the full story ›
Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis OBE says she loves coming to the Great North Run 'because of the energy, atmosphere and the people with inspiring stories'.
Speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees, the retired track and field athlete said she has always wanted to take part in the half marathon, but that she has not 'quite got there yet'.
The Red Arrows have performed a display over the end of the Great North Run half marathon route in South Sheilds.
Earlier in the day, the Red Arrows conducted their annual flypast over Newcastle as participants of the Great North Run crossed the Tyne Bridge.
A couple from County Durham tied the knot on Sunday morning before taking part in the Great North Run, dressed in their wedding clothes.