In short: WELL WORTH DOING In full: I would like to say a big thank you to the many thousands of people who make the GNR possible and especially to Brendan Foster for coming up with the idea in the first place.
Everyone should do it once to recognise the great people of Tyneside and their generosity - -whether it be oranges, ice pops, face wipes or even the man on the bus shelter with the hose pipe! It really does give you faith in mankind.
There were some downsides - like the number of people who told had strange views of how quick they would be - maybe vanity for them but pain for people who want to enjoy getting into their stride. Also special mention for those wearing ipods - either ban them or make people run at the back who want to wear them -they are a danger to others!
All in all great but as they say do not expect a PB. Date of review: September 22, 2010
In short: One of the toughest starts you will ever encounter in a 10k In full: Great event - well recommended but not one for the feint hearted. The first challenge was the toilets and the second the climb in the first 2/3 km and after that it was great. Thanks to the organisers - you all did a great job - how did you organise the sunshine! Date of review: June 1, 2009