Inspired by the Bupa Great North Run?
15 September 2013
The recent Bupa Great North Run saw thousands of charity and fun runners, a host of celebrities and an elite field like never before take to the streets for the 33rd running of the world’s most popular half marathon.
Whether you were in Tyneside taking part or cheering on friends and family in the warmth of your living room, if you were inspired by the Bupa Great North Run or Saturday’s Great North CityGames, click here to find out how Run England can help you to do more running.
Newly-crowned World 400m Champion Christine Ohuruogu sounded the horn which set more than 55,000 people on their way. As usual many celebrities got involved, from Emmerdale’s Tony Audenshaw and Radio 2 DJ Jo Wiley to football pundit Robbie Savage, Spice Girl Mel C and Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton!
In wet and windy conditions, Ethiopia’s 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele held off Mo Farah and 40-year-old Ethiopian distance legend Haile Gebrselassie to win the men’s race in 60:09.
Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo was impressive in winning the women’s race ahead of the great Ethiopian duo of Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba, in 65:44 – just four seconds shy of Paula Radcliffe’s course record.
Britain’s David Weir and Shelly Woods won their fourth and fifth Bupa Great North Run titles in the men’s and women’s wheelchair races respectively.
Many Run England groups including the Walney Wind Cheetahs from Cumbria and the SeafRUNt Smilers from Sunderland got involved too!
If you’re inspired to do more running, click here to find out how Run England can help you get running!