Ten tips to ensure you survive the 2017 Great North Run

Runners near Whitemare Pool, just under halfway through the race, in 2010.
Runners near Whitemare Pool, just under halfway through the race, in 2010.

Competing or watching the Great North Run for the first time this weekend?

After somehow plodding my way to the race finishing line 23 times, here's my personal guide to making the day run smoothly.