How could we not include Great North runner Colin Burgin-Plews who, as Big Pink Dress, has raised £104,000 from his charity runs.

Meet the characters who make the Great North Run a very special day

You’re never short of characters to say hello to when you do the Great North Run.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 16:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 16:45 pm

Whether it is mega fundraisers, people who achieve against the odds, or merely those who like to run the famous course in a costume, the greatest run in the world has amazing people of all varieties.

Here’s 17 examples of those who have lit up the Newcastle to South Shields route over the years.

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