If you're planning to register for this year's Bupa Great North Run, the clock is ticking towards the closing date for entries.
The Great North Run is Britain’s biggest running event and this year's half-marathon is due to take place on Sunday 15th September.
The deadline for entrants to apply to take part is midday on Monday 4th February.
Over 900,000 people have crossed the finish line in South Shields since the Great North Run began in June 1981, and the millionth finisher is expected to be at the 2014 event.
The address for registering for the Bupa Great North Run ballot is www.greatrun.org/north
Applicants must be aged 17 or over on the day of the event.