Anyone got any hidden tips for the Great North Run, I have run it for the last two years. 2012 was 2.12, last 2.02, I am desperate this year to go sub 2 hours. So any help such as how to run the race? Side of the road to follow? Where to push and where not to? literally anything I am ready to go, lost a stone in weight done far more training, so hoping to smash it, but don't want to miss out on any edge of me vs GNR
It sounds like you're in the right mindset to conquer it - just believe in yourself, wear a watch, and run your own race.
I don't know if it is helpful, but I ran it sub two hours, and I didn't know the course at all: it's hilly, so I just really opened up my stride on the down-hills, shortened my stride (maintaining cadence) on the up-hills, and tried to encourage other runners along the way which really kept my adrenaline pumping when I started to tire.
Millsy is right though - and some more details from you about your running in 2014 should encourage some seasoned veterans to weigh in with valuable advice, I'm sure!