A lot of runners can probably identify with how James Cracknell felt!
Use the links on this page to see photos from the start and finish lines of the Great North Run, as thousands take part in the famous half marathon.
You will also find links to photos from the mini and junior versions and the Great North City Games.
Great North Run at the start line
Great North Run at the finish line
More photos to follow.
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