FOSTER FIRES STARTER’S GUN FOR FIRST TIME
FOR the first time in the event’s history, founder
Brendan Foster was at the start line to see the thousands of runners set off on their 13.1-mile journey from Newcastle to South Shields.
Taking on the role of official race starter, Foster joined the likes of Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Daley Thompson who have all also fired the starter’s pistol.
“When my colleagues at
The Great Run Company suggested I should be the starter, I realised I’d actually never seen everyone set off,” said the Olympic medallist, who has run the event three times.
Brendan Foster: took on the role of official