Mo Farrah won the Great North Run this year in a time of 1:00:04.The Great North Run sees thousands of runners take on the half marathon challenge every year. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. Since 1981 the world’s greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields. I’ve been at the finishing line for the last 8 years, but I’ve never than there, (too much gear to carry!).