Take a virtual flight over the Great North Run route

The big day is fast approaching – the Great North Run 2019 takes place on Sunday, September 8.

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 4:30 pm

The world-famous half marathon will take runners on a 13.1 mile route from the A167 in Newcastle The Leas in South Shields.

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It’s a daunting challenge, and there may be points where even the keenest athletes will wish they could sprout wings and fly the rest of the way.

That may, of course, count as cheating – so here you can watch the next best thing.

The Great North Run will take place on Sunday, September 8.