Great North Run 2017 – Are you ready?
Coming up on the 10th of September will be the Great North Run 2017. This is a great event for any sports photographers. If you are looking for big events it doesn’t get much bigger than this. This event is officially the biggest half marathon in world. With numbers up to 57,000 it really is one not to be missed. Anyone looking to run this event who hasn’t already secured a place will be disappointed as entries are now closed. This year has already gained extra interest as the much loved Sir Mo Farah has confirmed he will be running. He is back to try and make this his 4th win in a row on one occasion breaking the hour mark with a amazing time of 59mins 22secs. The current course record is held by the Kenyan Martin Mathathi at 58mins 56secs in 2011.
Anyone looking to go and watch the event can take their pick of great spots. The race starts in the city centre of Newcastle. After crossing the famous Tyne Bridge runners complete the 13.1 miles to end up in the sea side town of South Shields. With good weather predicted this looks like a perfect Sunday to get out and get some good photos of the inspirational competitors.
This great event now one of the most important in the runner’s calendar started back in 1981. The first event was won by the both British Mike Mcleod 1hr 03mins 23secs and Karen Goldhawk 1r 17mins 36secs. The women’s course record now stands at 1hr 05mins 39secs held by Kenyan Mary Keitany.
We at Bibsnapper would just like to say good luck to not only the great Sir Mo Farah but to everyone taking part in this great event. To anyone going to the event to take photos we would like to send a special thank you. Don’t forget to upload as soon as you can.
Runners don’t forget you only need your bib number to find all the imagines captured of you during this amazing event.
Good luck on the 10th of September in the North of England’s beautiful city of Newcastle.