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Great North Run 2010 on BBC Tyne

Runners starting Great North Run 2008
The race starts on the central motorway in Newcastle

The world's biggest half marathon, the Great North Run, was held for the 30th time on Sunday 19 September 2010.

More than 100,000 people tried to gain a place for the famous race between Newcastle and South Shields, 54,000 were successful and nearly 40,000 actually took part.

BBC Tyne has pictures and videos of the day:

Saturday events:

Your stories

John Gray has run every Great North Run to date and looks back on his three decades. Read his story

James Watson, like many, had very personal reasons for running. Watch the video.

It's become a bit of a habit for John McBride to run the last mile of the Great North Run barefoot. Read his story and see pictures of his trip to CAFOD projects in Nairobi which he is raising money for.

General GNR information

Familiarise yourself with the route:

Interactive route map:

Professional training advice:

GNR 2009 photos

• Main GNR 2009 photo page:

• Great North City Games:

GNR 2009 video

• Runners' stories:

• Celebrities' stories:

GNR 2009 stories

A lifetime's ambition:

Running to beat the pain:

Losing four stone for the Great North Run:

Runner boosted by celebrity sponsor on Twitter:

Additional trains for famous race
06 Sep 10 |  Tyne


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