Great Run News

Five-Star Sir Mo Takes Simplyhealth Great North Run Win Sir Mo Farah became the first male runner to win five consecutive Simplyhealth Great North Runs with another hard-earned victory at the famous half marathon, on a day when Vivian Cheruiyot made it two wins inside three years. Simplyhealth Great North Run Ready To Go Local heroes line up with famous faces and world class athletes for the 38th staging of the event Sisters With Blisters Set For Great North Run Sisters with Blisters was set up by Yvonne Wadeson for women to encourage each other, meet up locally for runs and socialise afterwards. On Sunday 9 September hundreds of them will be taking part in the Simplyhealth Great North Run. 2018 Expected To Be Biggest Great North Run Weekend A record number of runners are anticipated across the iconic Simplyhealth Great North Run weekend on 8-9 September. Nick's Joy Ahead Of Simplyhealth Great North Run Debut Nick Dunn will join his siblings Lisa and Paul to take on his first ever Simplyhealth Great North Run almost a year on from being released from prison following his wrongful arrest Jepkosgei To Take On Cheruiyot At Great North Run Joyciline Jepkosgei, the world record holder over the half marathon, has been added to the field for the world’s biggest half marathon this weekend and will be the main competition for Olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot FAMOUS FACES LINE UP FOR SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN A whole host of well-known faces have been pounding the streets, putting in the miles in preparation for this year’s event. Robertson To Challenge Farah For Great North Run Glory The ten-time Olympic and world champion became the first runner to win four consecutive times when he beat Jake Robertson on the iconic 13.1 mile course last year – and victory on Sunday will put him clear at the top of the roll of honour Mums of Tragic Teen Sweethearts Set For Great North Run The mums of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, who were killed in the Manchester Arena Attack are set to take on the Simplyhealth Great North Run together in their memory for the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust. Family & Friends Of Matt Hadden To Run Great North Run Family and friends of the inspirational late Matt Hadden, who was the final finisher of last year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run despite living with a rare form of cancer, will return to run the half marathon this year in his memory.