City Library on the route of the Great North Run

City Library on the route of the Great North Run

What began as an idea, captured the imagination of a region, and went on to become the biggest half marathon in the world.

Over the last four decades, the Great North Run has become an inextricable part of the fabric of North East life. A badge of honour, a source of pride and the ultimate celebration of all that makes us great; perseverance, determination and a lot of heart. As the run celebrates its landmark 40th staging, GNR40 Heritage will tell the history of this iconic event and the region that made it great. A lot has changed since 1981, but like the race itself, the North East keeps moving forward.

This film ‘GREAT NORTH: A Run, A River, A Region’ connects the experiences of real runners with incredible archive footage that brings those memories to life. Narrated by award winning local actress Gina McKee, the film also includes interviews with lots of local legends including; Sting, Alan Shearer and Ant & Dec.

For further information about GNR40 Heritage, visit GREAT NORTH

 

 

Did you know?

This year, the route of the Great North Run has been diverted, it will pass City Library in Newcastle where we hold many images of Great North Run's through time. Have a look at this fantastic video which celebrates the run. 


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