World class athletes including Olympians Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are arriving in Newcastle for Great North Run event this weekend.Read the full story ›
This year's Great North Run is only a few days away. As Tyneside gears up for more than 57,000 runners to pound across the Tyne Bridge on their way to South Shields, here's a very quick glimpse of what they'll see as they cross the river.
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The organisers of the Great North Run have revealed that over £250m has now been raised by runners for good causes since the start of the event in 1981.
Over 41,000 people took part in the famous run yesterday, which is the highest number yet.
Together, they raised a total of £21m for charities this year.
Tracey Crammond, from Darlington, became the one millionth runner to finish the world-famous race.
Tony "the Fridge" Pheonix-Morrison has completed another gruelling event this weekend, running the Great North 24-Hour Endurance Challenge Run, in aid of cancer research.
He ran the route of the Great North Run four times, before joining the main event today.
He told ITV Tyne Tees that it would be his last Great North Run, and that the crowds have been wonderful:
Tracey Cramond from Darlington said she was "gobsmacked and totally shocked" to become the millionth person to complete the Great North Run.
She was presented with a special award by Lord Coe, a few minutes after crossing the finishing line at South Shields.
Tracey was running this year in support of the Butterwick Hospice in memory of her mother, Lynn Liddell, as she explained in her fundraising page online:
Last year I lost the most precious person a daughter could have, my Mom. I will be running in her memory to raise funds for a truly remarkable charity who do so much for so many. I will be the legs my Mom did not and will never have, because she is the wind beneath my wings.
After the run, Tracey thanked the supporters who cheered everyone along the way:
It was incredibly hot today, I think a lot of runners have struggled, I did struggle today too...the crowd this year were phenomenal, they have really done us proud. You get to a point where you're feeling really low, and then all of a sudden there's this spurt of enthusiasm from the sidelines, so you just keep going, it's amazing.
A half-marathon personal best for Mo Farah and a new women's record, set in this year's Great North Run.Read the full story ›