Run second to none.
The support on the route is fantastic. The people of the North East really embrace this run as their own.
There is a lot of criticism levelled at the Great North Run as being expensive and overcrowded but despite this I believe it is a great celebration of local culture.
I love the enthusiasm of the local people who are taking part, shouting encouragement or providing oranges and ice lollies. Thanks also to the Newcastle Hash House Harriers who provide a beer stop en route! I live in Leeds now and I only wish that the people in this city would support their local running events as we do in the North East.
JILL STOCKS (via email).
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Sep 28, 2009|
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