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Great North Run photos

Competitors cross the Tyne Bridge as the Red Arrows fly over during the Great North Run in Newcastle

The red arrows entertained the crowds and runners on a clear crisp morning on Tyneside as the Great North run got under way

Competitors cross the Tyne Bridge

A record number of competitors took part in the race with 52,000 people lining up to attempt the 13 miles of undulating terrain

Newcastle favourite Alan Shearer makes an appearance in mask form

Newcastle favourite Alan Shearer made an appearance in mask form as thousands of runners streamed along the course

Hundreds of runners stream along the course

Hundreds of charities will benefit from the huge amount of money raised by the thousands of fun-runners who took part in the race

A variety of fancy dress is in evidence

A variety of fancy dress was in evidence with these three cows enjoying the party atmosphere created by the local community

A few remaining runners cross the Tyne Bridge

Runners crossed the Tyne Bridge with the weather conditions remaining perfect for long-distance running

Ethiopia's Gete Wami claims a thrilling victory in the women's elite race from Magdelane Mukunzi and Britain's Jo Pavey

Ethiopia's Gete Wami claimed a thrilling victory in the women's elite race from Magdelane Mukunzi and Britain's Jo Pavey



see also
Great North Run finish-line photos
04 Oct 08 |  Athletics
Pavey third as Wami seals victory
05 Oct 08 |  Athletics
Woods pipped to Great North title
05 Oct 08 |  Disability Sport
Dobriskey & Farah win mile races
04 Oct 08 |  Athletics


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