The Great North Run is a fantastic event to take part in with the warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere and a route that encounters lots of wonderful sights along the way. The event saw runners take on the iconic 13.1 mile course from Newcastle city centre, across the Tyne Bridge and finishing in South Shields. 

The weather on the day was glorious if not a little too warm for running. 

Following the Queen's sad passing just a few days before the race took place, the runners paid tribute to the Queen in Newcastle on the start line of the run. Participants and spectators bowed their heads to join together in a poignant minute’s silence.

The atmosphere was amazing and all the supporters were very very encouraging, with many friends and family members cheering the runners on. 

To Euan (pictured below left), Vicky and Jane (below right), Jasmine, Rebecca,  James, Muzlifah, Karen and Jocasta (pictured above), Nicole and Edward: thank you for taking part, supporting CLEFT and for fundraising, you have raised a staggering £3,776. You are all amazing!