Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
From the very beginning this event has been a celebration of what makes the North East great; thousands of supporters lining the course, hundreds of volunteers helping you along the way and runners like you, from around the UK who embody dedication and determination whatever your reason for running. Join … MORE
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    dunguyen90 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Good: Largest half marathon in the world Well organized The air show was awesome Amazing support along the entire route Meh: Luggage buses a bit unsafe due to per bus … MORE

    Good:
    Largest half marathon in the world
    Well organized
    The air show was awesome
    Amazing support along the entire route

    Meh:
    Luggage buses a bit unsafe due to per bus access instead of having dedicated bagage handlers
    Boring route along the highway

    Bad:
    My own performance 🙁

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4

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    ivy164 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Besides the London Marathon this is the biggest race in the UK with almost 60,000 people. After hearing from multiple sources what an awesome race it was my boyfriend and … MORE

    Besides the London Marathon this is the biggest race in the UK with almost 60,000 people. After hearing from multiple sources what an awesome race it was my boyfriend and I decided to travel for it. They make a whole weekend out of it in Newcastle. Overall it was a good race with amazing crowds/energy and i had a PR at 2:35. Swag and after party were also good.

    Suggestions for improvement:
    -Field size: Too many entrants for too narrow of a course. Also too many walkers not following edict and blocking runners from great past.
    -Packet Pickup: If you are coming Internationally for this race, there was next to no communication as to how you are supposed to pick up your bibs/goodies. We spent 30-45 mins being told by 4 different Great Run people they didn’t know or directed us to the wrong place. Race Organizers please provide better communication regarding this.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4

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