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Great North Run

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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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Friday (24 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:33 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:37 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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