BBC Sport - Great North Run: Horrible Histories author Terry Deary tells the story of the race's start

Horrible history of Great North Run start

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary tells the story of the Great North Run start location, the city's Town Moor.

The 70-year-old will be running the event for the 20th time in 2016.

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