2013-09-13 08:55:52 - Live streaming Newcastle for the 2013 BUPA Great North Run. Full race schedule, online stream, times, route, Tyne Bridge webcam feeds.
The Great North Run is possibly the most well known half marathon in the world, bringing tens of thousands of athletes and keen amateur runners to the north-east of England for a fantastic day of entertainment.
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The BUPA Great North Run is the world's most popular half marathon road running event. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in England. 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.
BUPA has been title partner of the Great North Run for the last 18 years, one of Britain’s longest ever sports sponsorship agreements.
The first ever Great North Run was staged on the 28 June 1981, when 12,000 runners participated. By 2003, the number of participants had risen to 47,000. The 2008 event saw an announced field of 52,000. Counting only real finishers (many are entered through their company and don't show up) the number was 35,777 in 2007, the largest half marathon and the 13th largest running race that year