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Great North Run

Runners in a road race

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 11 Sep 2016

From Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to South Shields, the Great North Run is an event that puts world class athletes alongside thousands of amateur runners and enthusiastic fundraisers for the world's leading half marathon. 

The Great North Run has seen varying conditions in the past 30 years. Conditions have ranged from extremely wet days to days that were extremely warm for mid September.

The participants will be looking for a cool and cloudy day, with a light breeze to make for the best running conditions.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the weather forecast before setting off.

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  • Cloudy 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    10 °C

Saturday (Saturday 24 June 2017)
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W 14 27 W 15 29 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 30 WSW 17 33 W 17 34 W 18 35 W 17 33 W 16 31 W 15 30 W 14 28 W 14 26 W 13 25 W 11 23
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61% 59% 57% 55% 54% 53% 55% 53% 56% 58% 59% 62% 63% 65%
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Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 21:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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67% 68% 69% 71% 73% 73% 72% 69% 64% 62% 56% 53% 52% 50% 49% 48% 50% 51% 52% 55% 58% 61% 66% 70%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 21:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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W 11 21 W 11 21 W 9 18 WNW 7 13 NW 4 10 NE 5 11 ENE 6 12 E 8 15 ESE 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G M
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74% 76% 82% 79% 62% 63% 73% 80% 85%
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0 0 0 1 4 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:29 Sunset: 21:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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ESE 11 19 ESE 11 20 ESE 12 21 ESE 12 22 ESE 13 22 SE 13 22 ESE 11 20 SE 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M G G G
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89% 91% 92% 91% 89% 86% 85% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:29 Sunset: 21:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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ENE 10 16 ENE 10 16 ENE 9 16 E 10 18 E 11 20 ENE 12 21 NNE 11 19 N 9 16
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88% 90% 88% 84% 82% 82% 83% 87%
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Sunrise: 04:30 Sunset: 21:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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N 9 16 NNW 10 16 NNW 11 18 NNW 12 22 NNW 13 23 NW 13 23 NNW 13 23 NW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 90% 85% 82% 81% 81% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:30 Sunset: 21:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 13 21 NW 13 22 NNW 14 23 NNW 15 26 NNW 15 26 NNW 14 25 NNW 13 23 NNW 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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88% 88% 86% 80% 74% 72% 73% 78%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:31 Sunset: 21:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

11 September - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great North Run.

First run in 1981, with the idea conceived by former Olympic 10,000 m Bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster, the Great North Run now attracts 57,000 runners every year. This year's half marathon takes place on Sunday 11 September.

Starting on the Central Motorway in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the course crosses the famous Tyne Bridge before passing through Gateshead and finishing 13.1 miles later by the coast of South Shields.

The sight of swathes of runners crossing the Tyne Bridge is undoubtedly the iconic image for the spectators of the Great North Run, as well as the millions watching on television - whether they are watching for the elite athletes, or for the fancy dress and charity runners - that make this such a popular event.

When it comes to elite runners, the race has been won in the past by such road running greats as Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, Kenya's Martin Mathathi (who holds the course record of 58:56), Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe, Mary Keitany of Kenya and Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan meaning that the Great North Run is one of the few events that allows spectators to witness some of the world's best athletes for free.

For further information about the event, visit the  Great North Run official website.

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