Great North Run memories.Great North Run memories.
Great North Run memories.

40 inspiring Great North Run picture as famous half marathon prepares for milestone race

This September will mark the 40th year of the world’s most famous half marathon; the Great North Run.

Tens of thousands of runners will follow the route between Newcastle and South Shields in September, cheered on by countless supporters. There really is nothing like it. So as the general entry ballot opens for the 40th race on Monday, January 6, we have taken a look through our archive for 40 of our favourite pictures to celebrate everything great about the landmark event. See if you can spot anyone you know in our snaps.