Keep the celebrations going at the Great North 10k

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The Great North 10k is the North East’s biggest 10k event, attracting thousands of runners every summer. But once you’ve made the most important decision – to enter, of course – there’s another vital choice you need to make: where to head afterwards to extend the post run celebrations?

The Great North 10k begins just off Claremont Road on the edge of the Town Moor. The route takes you around the edge of the city centre, across the Tyne Bridge and back again before heading right into the heart of the Toon for a twisty mid-section.

The Finish

It finishes with a stretch on Newcastle’s historic – and picturesque – Town Moor, so pause here to meet up with family and friends, browse the vendors and soak up that finish line feeling. But where to next?


Well, the Town Moor is a short walk from Jesmond and the district’s famous Osborne Road. Dubbed Newcastle’s answer to Notting Hill, this vibrant row is packed with bars and eateries serving everything from humble pub grub to extravagant cocktails. It makes the perfect place to kick back and relax post-race. Bar Blanc, Phoenix Bar and 97 & Social all have outdoor seating and a welcoming, vibey atmosphere – so head along and see which takes your fancy.

City Centre

Alternatively, you might need to head back into the city centre – especially if you’re relying on buses or the Metro to get back home. If you’re heading for Haymarket Metro, check out City Tavern for a drink or explore any number of different eateries and cuisines, from dumplings and bao buns at The Little Dumpling House to fish and chips at The Hancock Pub. Or if you’re prepared to walk a bit further to Monument, you could stop at Harry’s, All Bar One, Fitzgerald’s or Leila Lily’s all on Grey Street – and all lively, atmospheric spots to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat.


Still going strong? Walk down the road from Grey Street and you’ll eventually find the famous Quayside and the ever-popular Quayside Market. Packed with artisan goods and delicious street food, it’s worth the trek if your feet can carry you that far – and, as an added bonus, it’s all downhill!

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