The 34th GREAT NORTH RUN – 2014 (49 Team Elswick in a million!)

What a brilliant advertisement for the ‘Great North’ over the past four days. It started off with the spectacular Quayside event on Thursday celebrating the regions heritage with famous Geordies coming back home to give the 20,000 enthusiastic audience an evening to remember.

Thursday 4th September. The Spectacular Quayside Heritage Event
Thursday 4th September. The Spectacular Quayside Heritage Event

On Saturday the region had the City Games back in town and the popular Junior fun runs also on the quayside, much of which was televised by BBC television. Then on Sunday we had the 34th Great North Run and the millionth participant at the GNR. For all who competed and supported this extravaganza of events, you were all part of something special……..doesn’t it make you proud to be a Geordie?

The wheelchair race was off first, followed by the elite women’s race. Then at 10.40am, the elite men and mass start of the Great North half marathon. Using the camera phone I picked out the ‘best’ photos…(apologies for no elite women and apologies if I did not capture all 49 Team Elswick!).

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10.40AM THE START OF THE 2014 GNR(ELITE & MASSES)

Ahead of the mass start.The Royal Marines: Top people.

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ROYAL MARINES CARRYING THE ‘ONE MILLIONTH FLAG’

 In the wheelchair race, Shelly Woods won the womens race and Jordi Madera won the mens race. For the elite women a course record for the excellent Mary Keitany in 65.39 with Britian’s Gemma Steel home in second place with a brilliant 68.18.  A close mens race at the front of field gave Mo Farah his win and a time of one hour.

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MO AT HEWORTH….19.05 & LOOKING COMFORTABLE WITH HIS PEERS.
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UP CLOSE AT THE 2014 GNR….ITS MO FARAH
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STEVE VERNON EUROPEAN SILVER & BRONZE 10K & 5K MEDALLIST 2014
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MORPETH’S CLASSY IAN HUDSPITH, FASTEST NORTH EAST ATHLETE ON SUNDAY
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At mile 4…..leading out Team Elswick: Mark and Iain
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CLAIRE TUMIA IN THE COLOURS OF ELSWICK!
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WORKING HARD….ANDY AND PAUL
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HARRY SUPPORTING AND PACING 🙂
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SHAUN CONNELLY….ONE WEEK ON AFTER THE JELLY TEA!
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LEE AND MICKEY ARMS IN THE AIR!
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NEW RECRUIT ROB KEVAN (GNR no.27 though!!)And a PB for good measure! Welcome to Team Elswick!
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ROB GOING THE LONG WAY ROUND…ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD….NEARLY MISSED YOU ROB!!!
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THE THUMBS UP FROM KEV…..LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BACK AT THE CLUB!
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PATRICK LOOKING FRESH AT MILE 4!
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JOE ON HIS WAY….GREAT RECOVERY FROM A RECENT FALL!
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Leah Avery in charity colours!
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GOOOOOOOO…..ELSWICK! OR SOMETHING SIMILAR!
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Grrrrrrrrrrr (Green, Great or Both!!??)
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KIM GIVES THE CAMERA A WAVE!
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ANDREA (RED VEST AND CENTRE) ON HER WAY TO A TOP 10 AGE GROUP POSITION!VERY WELL DONE!
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ANOTHER WAVE AND ANOTHER SMILE! GO ELSWICK!

 

A HARD MORNINGS WORK FOR WOR STEVIE ROBERTSON!
A HARD MORNINGS WORK FOR WOR STEVIE ROBERTSON!
L to R: Vernon, Steel, Keitany, Farah, Kiplagat
L to R: Vernon, Steel, Keitany, Farah, Kiplagat
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Janice, Red vest centre, waving like mad!

 

Iain on his way to a 1.24
Iain on his way to a 1.24
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Its Mike behind the hand…..Honest!!

 

IAIN HARDYS UNCLE: ALAN BELL. ONE OF A FEW WHO HAVE RUN ALL 34 GREAT NORTH RUNS. WELL DONE ALAN.
IAIN HARDYS UNCLE: ALAN PHILIPSON. ONE OF A FEW WHO HAVE RUN ALL 34 GREAT NORTH RUNS.
WELL DONE ALAN……1981 TO 2014 AND STILL GOING!

We are a running community that transcends the elite, the club competitor, the jogger and the fund raiser. Below are Team Elswick finishing times. If you were running in a charity vest, or even in fancy dress! just contact the club and we will add your name to the Elswick list. Cheers, GB.

Bupa Great North Run 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL RUNNERS!

A MAGNIFICENT TURNOUT!

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time Gun/Chip Compare
Jan Alexander 29674 Elswick Harriers 18176 02:10:55    
Jackie Avery 18871 Elswick Harriers 13445 02:02:29    
Leah Avery 16070 Elswick Harriers 7445 01:52:14    
Alan balmain 47852 Elswick Harriers 14088 02:03:35    
andrea banner 813 Elswick Harriers 792 01:30:17    
Siobhan Barnes 27465 Elswick Harriers 13168 02:01:58    
Antony Beynon 4259 Elswick Harriers 1843 01:36:41    
Gillian Brazewell 17295 Elswick Harriers 18649 02:11:43    
Joseph Capocci 13951 Elswick Harriers 12150 02:00:15    
Patrick Brendan Casey 8817 Elswick Harriers 2825 01:40:33    

Claire Tumia. Bib no. 3436 Pos: 1632. Time: 1.35.42

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time Gun/Chip Compare
michelle coleman 17414 Elswick Harriers 23050 02:19:40    
Shaun Connelly 8068 Elswick Harriers 1453 01:34:43    
RACHEL COOPER 56446 Elswick Harriers 17164 02:09:05    
Lee Coulson 1191 Elswick Harriers 4359 01:45:16    
Yvette Devlin 7404 Elswick Harriers 12561 02:00:57    
JEFFREY EMMERSON 21199 Elswick Harriers 10679 01:58:04    
Robert Emson 8852 Elswick Harriers 4455 01:45:33    
emma fraser 23488 Elswick Harriers 17423 02:09:31    
patrick gordon 11938 Elswick Harriers 3718 01:43:28    
Caron Green 34107 Elswick Harriers 27781 02:28:34    

 

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time Gun/Chip Compare
Ben Hall 1941 Elswick Harriers 1362 01:34:11    
Iain Hardy 725 Elswick Harriers 276 01:24:10    
Andrew Hartley 663 Elswick Harriers 359 01:25:33    
Paul Henderson 7265 Elswick Harriers 12345 02:00:34    
Jordan Heslop 7703 Elswick Harriers 2131 01:37:57    
Denise Huddleston 14701 Elswick Harriers 5467 01:48:01    
Paul Jones 3930 Elswick Harriers 522 01:27:53    
Mary Lisle 7004 Elswick Harriers 5007 01:46:52    
MARK POWELL 1748 Elswick Harriers 414 01:26:30    
Callum Railton 5135 Elswick Harriers 995 01:32:00    

 

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time Gun/Chip Compare
Kevin Rathmell 10353 Elswick Harriers 6303 01:49:51    
Mel Reed 17957 Elswick Harriers 2521 01:39:34    
Andrew Riley 14469 Elswick Harriers 16818 02:08:29    
Steven Robertson 665 Elswick Harriers 332 01:25:11    
Paul Keith Robinson 10171 Elswick Harriers 6400 01:50:04    
Katie Robson 6712 Elswick Harriers 1976 01:37:16    
mike russell 4989 Elswick Harriers 2084 01:37:46    
Amy Scott 16698 Elswick Harriers 13110 02:01:53    
michael shore 11072 Elswick Harriers 3654 01:43:17    
Elizabeth Souter 43235 Elswick Harriers 27788 02:28:35    

 

Name BIB Club Pos Finish Time Gun/Chip Compare
sarah stokoe 18887 Elswick Harriers 8147 01:53:35    
charlie townsend 3944 Elswick Harriers 1314 01:33:55    
Emma Turnbull 6814 Elswick Harriers 7598 01:52:34    
Mark Turnbull 730 Elswick Harriers 204 01:21:58    
Alison Warnes 34653 Elswick Harriers 24657 02:22:32    
Steven Wilkins 7402 Elswick Harriers 6593 01:50:28    
susan wilson 23748 Elswick Harriers 17171 02:09:06    
Helen Young 16156 Elswick Harriers 17863 02:10:22    
Rob Kevan

Hi,

Definitely a new recruit to Elswick Harriers (last week’s Jelly race was my first outing in a club vest).

However, it was my my 27th or 28th consecutive GNR, and thanks to club training nights, my fastest for 21 years!

Thanks for everyone’s support around the course.

Thanks,

Rob K.

grahambell

Hi Rob, I will change the photo caption, so thanks for letting me know! Thats an impressive GNR achievement….pleased you PB’d after 21 years! Cheers, GB.

tina mciver

Brilliant report and photos Graham! Congratulations to all, especially our slightly nervous first timers, you were amazing! saviour that achievement!

Graham bell

Hi Tina and Rob, I didn’t run but 48 harriers and probably a few more did. I hope I captured a flavour of the whole weekend. Those reading the website write up, I think the photos do help convey that special running atmosphere we have here in the north east. A cracking four days of all things great in the north east. Cheers GB.

Ben

i love reading the reports so thanks for adding another one… great to see so many elswick runners and those not running taking time out to support, the weekend was great and run just topped the weekend off. Makes you proud to be from the North East and part of TEAM ELSWICK!

graham bell

Totally agree with your comments Ben.
Pleased you enjoy the read. I’ll try and find a few more photos,can’t promise but will try! Cheers GB.

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