See if you can spot any familiar faces in our Great North Run picture special.

Great North Run 2021: Action-packed pictures from race day as runners hit the streets

It was a milestone day for the North East region on Sunday, September 12 as the 40th Great North Run arrived.

And we were there to capture all of the action on camera – from the Elite athletes to the inspirational runners doing the miles for a good cause.

2021 marked the first year that the iconic half marathon did not finish in South Shields. An amended race route, put in place for Covid security and safety, saw the event start and finish in Newcastle.

Check out our pictures from Great North Run day below, and keep checking back throughout Sunday as we add more.

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