Ath­letes made full use of the great the­atre of jump­ing on the Quay­side at the Great North Ci­tyGames

GREAT NORTH CI­TYGAMES PLAYS TO ITS STRENGTHS AS THE MORE UN­USUAL EVENTS STAND OUT FOR THE SUB­STAN­TIAL WATCH­ING CROWDS

Athletics Weekly - - News - RE­PORTS: EUAN CRUMEY (MEN) & JESS WHITTINGTON (WOMEN) PIC­TURES: MARK SHEAR­MAN & NORTH NEWS

THE BEAUTY of the Ci­tyGames con­cept is the chance to repack­age ath­let­ics slightly, to show it off in a dif­fer­ent light and to take things away from the norm. In the nat­u­ral am­phithe­atre pro­vided by the Newcastle-Gateshead set­ting on the banks of the Tyne, it was the quirkier events which stood out as the Sim­ply­health Great North Run week­end be­gan in fine style.

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