Tens of thousands of runners raise money for charities

Runners in fancy dress
Runners in fancy dress Credit: ITV

Spectators lined the route to cheer on the people taking part.

Applause from spectators
Applause from spectators Credit: ITV

The route includes iconic sights such as The Sage in Gateshead.

Running past The Sage
Running past the Sage Credit: ITV

All eyes were on the skies when The Red Arrows flew over the region.

The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows Credit: ITV

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Great North Run 2012

Stories about the runners, celebrities and volunteers making up this year's Great North Run.