9 reasons why the Great North Run is so special

9 reasons why the Great North Run is …

THE Great North Run is one of the biggest half marathons in the UK if not the world. Each year around 57,000 runners take on the 13.1 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields. But why is it so…

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Going into meltdown after the GNR

Going into meltdown after the GNR

AFTER the Great North Run, my body has gone into meltdown. During the race, I developed a blood blister on my foot, which is still throbbing eight days later. Then the day after the race, I developed a huge cold sore on my face.…

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A great weekend at the Great North Run, even if the pacing wasn’t quite perfect

A great weekend at the Great North …

I did it! I took part in the world’s biggest half marathon, raising money for Action for Children. It was a fantastic day. The atmosphere was amazing, with thousands of people running for charity or in memory of loved ones.…

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Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

THE Great North Run is only days away. I was hoping to report that my last few weeks of training had been a great success, but I can’t. They’ve been a disaster. I’ve been ill, not at death’s door or…

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Great North Run – three weeks to go

Great North Run – three weeks to go

THE Great North Run is only three weeks away, so now’s the time to start thinking of my race day plans. I have a running vest, kindly supplied by Action for Children. I need to start wearing this for some…

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