A RECORD NUMBER OF RUNNERS
THE world’s biggest half-marathon grew further at this year’s edition as a record-breaking 43,127 participants crossed the finish line.
The Great World Run initiative also returned for 2017, with runners born in more than 140 countries represented on the start line. Every single postcode area in the United Kingdom was also represented.
The day before had seen 6500 youngsters take on the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run events. See p52 for junior results.
Katharine Merry: the Olympic 400m medallist stepped up in distance as a pacer