The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK, taking place annually returns on Sunday 10th September. The course is 13.1 mile long taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne and finishing in South Shields. The first Great North Run was staged on the 28th June with 12,000 participants. By 2011, this has risen to 54,000.
This wonderful aerial photo shows part of the route where participants race across the Tyne Bridge and head into Gateshead.