SOUTh Tyneside is getting on its marks for the Great North Run.
A record list of entries is expected for the half marathon extravaganza next Sunday.
Preparations are well under way to get the finishing line of the race at The Leas, in South Shields, ready for the runners.
Deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, Coun Alan Kerr said: “South Tyneside is proud to host the Great North Run which improves each year.
“It’s the largest mass participation event in the UK. It is a fantastic event for the borough.”