Women’s Elite Race Line Up for 2023 Great North Run

Olympic Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir will be looking for the win as she lines up on the iconic start line of the AJ Bell Great North Run on Sunday. The Kenyan superstar, who took second place behind Helen Obiri at last year’s event, is also a two-time World Champion over the half marathon distance and a previous winner of the New York and Boston Marathons.

Jepchirchir said, “I’m excited to be returning to Newcastle to take part in the Great North Run. I always enjoy the event and the crowd really cheers you along.

“I’m feeling strong and I’m confident of a great performance on Sunday, even though the competition will be tough.“

Strong competition will come in the form of her compatriot Sharon Lokedi who was last year’s New York Marathon Champion and came 4th in her previous Great North Run outing.

British interest will come in the form of Charlotte Purdue and Amy-Eloise Markovc.

Elite athletes will line up alongside 60,000 other runners at the 42nd Great North Run on Sunday 10 September for the world’s biggest half marathon. The iconic course starts in Newcastle city centre and finishes 13.1 miles later in the coastal town of South Shields. Many runners will be taking part to support worthy causes, raising an estimated £25 million pounds for charity.

The event will be broadcast live on BBC One from 10am.

AJ Bell Great North Run 2023 – Women’s Elite Race:

Peres Jepchirchir (KEN)
Sharon Lokedi (KEN)
Charlotte Purdue (GBR)
Clara Evans (GBR)
Wakana Itsuki (JPN)
Amy-Elouise Markovc (GBR)
Jessa Hanson (USA)
Ayaka Kato (JPN)
Becky Briggs (GBR)
Isabelle Pickett (GBR)
Georgina Weston (GBR)
Sonia Samuels (GBR)
Eleanor Baker (GBR)
Julia Bektić (GBR)
Charlie Arnell (GBR)
Katie Olding (GBR)
Sarah Holt (GBR)
Caroline Lambert (GBR)
Ruby Wolfe (GBR)
Katherine Camp (NZL)
Faye Birkby (GBR)
Elizabeth Renondeau (GBR)
Jasmine Wood (GBR)
Jennifer Walsh (GBR)
Rosa Donaldson (GBR)
Rachel Gifford (GBR)
Yvonne McNairn (GBR)
Rachel Hillman (GBR)
Scarlett Dale (GBR)
Nynke Mulholland-Stümmer (GBR)
Naomi Lenane (GBR)
Nicole Burlinson (GBR)
Sophie Hilpala (AUS)
Jaqueline Penn (GBR)
Eliza Hawthorn (GBR)
Eleesha Charnley (GBR)
Jen Granger (GBR)
Lisa Rooney (GBR)
Vicky Wright (GBR)
Rachelle Falloon (GBR)
Sarah Forbes-Smith (GBR)
Nicole Frith (GBR)