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Live Reporting

Kal Sajad, Andrew Mullen, Karen Fazackerley and Sam Harris

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and goodbye

    Over 57,000 runners taking part in the world's biggest half-marathon, a record-breaking fifth win for Sir Mo Farah, a second win for Vivian Cheruiyot, David Weir setting a new course record to win the men's wheelchair race for the seventh time and Martyna Snopek taking the women's wheelchair race. It's been some day in Newcastle!

    We also had the Archbishop of York 'blessing' the course, celebrities such as Olly Murs pushing themselves through the pain barrier and some ridiculously fabulous fancy dress costumes.

    Thank you for joining us. And if you've been inspired to take up running, check out this Get Inspired guide on how you can get started.


    Great North Run start
  2. BBC Sport Instagram story

    BBC Sport have been capturing all the best of the Great North Run in our Instagram story, including a little message from Olly Murs.

    Head to the BBC Sport Instagram account to see what he had to say.

    BBC Sport Instagram
  3. Get Involved


    Matthew Aveyard: Massive well done to Jim Aveyard competing in his 27th consecutive #GreatNorthRun today and just turned 70 years old this week. #respect

    Katie Ball: Fantastic effort from everyone doing @Great_Run today! #grabstrainers

    James Stringer: Always absolutely amazed at all the wonderful, determined people who participate in the #GreatNorthRun year in year out for individual reasons! Always inspiring and always makes me think ‘one day’ Well done to EVERYBODY!

  4. 'Mum can do it as well'

    Mo's wife, Tania Farah, achieved her personal best in the half marathon by finishing in a time of one hour and 45 minutes.

    The mother of four was motivated by other mums who are out there "killing it."

    Here she is speaking to Gabby Logan on BBC One a bit earlier ...

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    Video caption: Our kids more excited by me running than Mo - Tania Farah
  5. Post update

    And there was more to celebrate for the Farah family ...

  6. Watch Mo's winning moment

    In case you missed it, here's the moment Mo Farah crossed the line to win a record fifth Great North Run.

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    Video caption: Mo Farah wins record fifth Great North Run title
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    Gillian Lathan:Congratulations to David Lathan on running his first #GreatNorthRun today! Started running last year on GNR day and has done remarkably well.

    James Petherick: Whatever happens in my life and wherever it takes me, I will never, ever not be proud of where I’m from. The North East - what a place, what amazing people.

    Louise Shrieves: Good luck to my husband John Shrieves and Connie’s and Archie’s dad running the GNR. We are so proud!

  8. Get Involved

    Send us your tweets via #GetInspired

    Olly Murs told BBC One that he had to hold back the tears at the finish line. Judging by this picture, he wasn't really holding them back. A great effort by Olly, who hopes to be back next year.

    Olly Murs
  9. Fancy running next year?


    If you want to take part next year, the date for your diary is Sunday, 8 September 2019.

    The ballot will open in January and you can sign up to the reminder service here to be the first to know when you can register

  10. A message from Nell McAndrew

    TV presenter Nell McAndrew

    "I got a great message from Andrea Westcott*. She said 'it's not the pace you do it's the time you've have' - and I've had a great time.

    "It gives you that boost. It doesn't just last today - it lasts forever, so I recommend it to anybody. Come and do the Great North Run!"

    *not sure whether she meant the triathlete or someone else!

  11. Get Involved


    Deb Charles: Rizz Sisson. You may put yourself down, but we are so proud of what you are doing. Love from the Charles family sat on our sofas.

    Gr8Fox: I want to give my support to my everyone running today and I want to wish my dad the best of luck - he is running for vasculitis. My dad has Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) - he has had it for over a year now -good luck #GetInspired #GreatNorthRun

    Beverley Fisher: Please give a shout-out to Matt Pagan of @Collabro who was singing to 1000's supporting Barry Manilow at the O2 last night.

  12. 'I find running so therapeutic'

    Olly Murs speaking to Gabby Logan after completing the Great North Run

    He's normally used to topping the charts, but Olly Murs couldn't pip Mo Farah to a number one finish today. But has has finished his first ever Great North Run.

    "That was amazing, it really was. I had to hold back the tears," he told Gabby on BBC One.

    "It was so tough. The North East crowd are amazing, kept me going. And where did the sun come from?! It's been unbelievable, an amazing occasion.

    "I was planning to run alongside my sister but everyone was pushing through and I lost her and then Nell McAndrew ran past me, I was determined to catch up with her but she was just gone.

    "I was watching last year crying my eyes out at all the different stories, so I wanted to do it this year.

    "I find running so therapeutic for me mentally, especially the industry I am in. It's nice to go out for 10 miles on my own and just do it."

  13. Costume of the day?

    We've had some serious entries for costume of the run today!

    From rubber ducks to dial up phones and now a Rubik's Cube!

    rubix cube costume
  14. Nominate an Unsung Hero

    And talking of volunteers .. do you know anyone who dedicates their free time to help people participate in grassroots sports and fitness activities?

    Returning for its 16th year, Unsung Hero 2018 will search for the most dynamic, forward thinking and driven volunteers from across the UK, who are inspiring people of all ages to get up and get active.

    We are once again asking you to champion an Unsung Hero from your area.

    Send your nominations today! Find out how.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2018: Nominate someone today
  15. Keeping the spectators safe


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    Thanks to everyone helping out around the course today to keep it running (no pun intended) smoothly.

  16. 'Mo isn't the only one who can run'

    Mo Farah's wife Tania has been speaking to Gabby after breaking her personal best and coming in at one hour 45 minutes.

    "My kids have had a big part to play in my running." she said.

    "Mo influences me a lot, I got a taste of it two years ago and my kids get more excited seeing me run than their dad.

    "I wanted to prove that Mo isn't the only one that can run and wanted to show that Mums can do this and it's great to see so many Mums are getting better times than me.

    "That's why I did this race, the crowd really carry you - it's the best race for atmosphere, there's no other crowd like it."

    Tania Farah
  17. Blind woman and guide on the 13 miles

    Sarah, who lost her sight seven years ago, is taking part today.

    The 46-year-old works as a disability adviser in Nottingham and first took up running to boost her confidence.

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    Video caption: Great North Run: Blind woman and guide on the 13 miles
  18. Get Involved


    Sarah Walworth: Good luck Martin Walworth from Sarah Lewis and Harry in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

    Jess: I am so proud of my sister Sophie running the Great North Run today for meningitis. She is an incredible woman and I will always be inspired by her strength.

    Andrew the Assessor: good luck to my brother and sister running their first Great North Run.