Sunday, 20 September 2009

The Great North Run 2009

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The Great North Run , which took place on Tyneside today, is one of the biggest running events in the world and is also the world's most popular half-marathon event. The first Great North Run took place on the 28 June 1981 with 12,000 runners . Around 54,000 people entered today's race which was started by the local musician Sting. The race begins in Newcastle upon Tyne and ends 13 miles later in South Shields. Entrants raise millions of pounds for charity.
The photo below shows some of the fleet of buses . which take entrants belongings to the finishing 'village', travelling south across the Tyne Bridge. Behind the Bridge can be seen the Moot Hall, which dates from 1812 , the Castle Keep ( 12th century), the roof of the Central Station, 1850s, and the Vermont Hotel (converted 1930's block).
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