Rain can’t dampen youngsters’ spirits in Mini Great North Run

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Hundreds of youngsters put their best foot forward to play a part in this year’s Great North Run weekend.

Fleet-footed competitors got on their marks for the Mini Great North Run on Newcastle’s Quayside today.

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The annual extravaganza saw sporty children aged between three and eight complete a 1.5km circuit - just 24 hours ahead of the Great North Run itself.

Even heavy rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm on show as the young runners pounded the pavements in a bid for glory.

Competitors received their very own running T-shirt, a goodie-filled finisher’s pack and that all-important medal.

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