The Great North Run, this year branded the Simplyhealth Great North Run, is the largest half marathon in the world.

Our lovely Linden Ladies team will be participating this year on the arduous run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Sir Mo Farah is reigning men’s champion, he has, in fact, won for the last four years on the trot. Quite a feat. Perhaps our team will produce the famous ‘Mobot’ celebration upon completion of their run this year?! Let us know what you think!

The Great North Run is a mass participation event: two lines of runners merging near the one mile mark. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster. Foster was inspired after running in the Round the Bays Race in New Zealand in 1979, and has built upon the Great North Run with a series of other Great Run road races.

Good luck to Sian Hales, Ursula Holmes, Alison Wray and Suzy Lobley!

Just the 1:05:39 ladies record to beat 🙂