Great North Run: The iconic race returned for its 40th anniversary celebration!
Video report by Tom Barton.
Thousands of runners, fundraisers and supporters returned back to the streets of Tyneside on Sunday (13 September) for the 40th Great North Run!
The event went virtual last year because of Covid, and this year the route has been amended because of social distancing concerns - it is the first time in the race's history that the finish line has moved from the Coast Road in South Shields.
Video report by Jonny Blair.
Instead of the usual celebrities opening the event, this year organisers chose four NHS workers to honour the efforts of healthcare employees throughout the pandemic.
At the start line were Sister Jade Trewick of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, Dr Mickey Jachuck of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, community nurse Dorathy Oparaeche from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and occupational health lead Deborah Southworth from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Team GB Olympian Marc Scott, from Northallerton, won the 2021 Great North Run with a time of 1:01:22.
He competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer.