Great North Run 2023
On Sunday 10th September, a remarkable team of 35 dedicated volunteers took part in the esteemed Great North Run, demonstrating their unwavering support for Military vs Cancer.
This momentous occasion was further elevated by the presence of Newcastle United manager, Eddie Howe, who inaugurated the run. Additionally, the renowned athlete, Mo Farah, chose this monumental event as the grand finale of his illustrious career.
The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.
The first Great North Run was staged on 28 June 1981, when 12,000 runners participated. By 2011, the number of participants had risen to 54,000. For the first year it was advertised as a local fun run; nearly thirty years on it has become one of the biggest running events in the world, and the biggest in the UK. Only the Great Manchester Run and London Marathon come close to attracting similar numbers of athletes each year.
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