What is the route for this years Great North Run? The world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run, once again sets off from Newcastle on Sunday 11 September 2022. This year it returns to its normal Newcastle to South Shields route, with 60,000 runners expected on the Central Motorway start line. The event is not organised by the council.

How do I enter the Great North Run 2022? If you don’t manage to win a spot through the ballot you can still take part in the Great North Run by running for a good cause. You can apply for a charity place by checking the website for the full list of organisations that have places in the 2022 race (opens in new tab).

Why is there a new route for the Great North Run? The Great North Run route change is in order to protect participates and minimise transport needs and pressures, so that the event can go ahead in a Covid-19 secure way. It will also help social distancing be maintained as much as possible.

What is a good time for the Great North Run? The finish line of the Great North Run is, on average, only in use for four hours out of the day as this is usually how long it takes everyone from the first to the last finishers to cross the line. The average finish time at the 2015 Great North Run was 2 hours, 12 minutes and 19 seconds.

What is the route for this years Great North Run? – Additional Questions

Can you walk a half marathon in 3 hours?

Walkers are welcomed at most half-marathon races, which makes it a good distance to strive for. A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21 kilometers long. It will take 3 to 4 hours to complete at a continuous, brisk walking pace.

Can you wear headphones in the Great North Run?

Can I wear headphones and listen to music while I run? You can, yes.

Is the Great North Run hilly 2022?

The route is predominantly flat, being run on major roads, but has some hills on the way including the approach to Black Bull Junction, the highest point on the course. Along the way runners pass through Gateshead and South Tyneside on the way to the finish line.

Is the Great North Run worth it?

The Great North Run was a brilliant experience and a very well-organised event. There was a fantastic atmosphere with incredible support from the people of Newcastle who came out in force. I would definitely do it again!

How difficult is the Great North Run?

Uphill miles of the Great North Run route 2021

Regular runners of the Great North Run will know there are usually two main uphill slogs to tackle on race day: – The Felling Bypass climb, which is tougher than it looks, climbing 120 ft over a mile and half from mile four.

What date is the Great North Run 2022?

Sunday, September 11, 2022
2022 Great North Run / Date

How long does it take to walk the Great North Run?

To successfully and comfortably complete this challenge, and to make the most of the amazing atmosphere, you should be aiming for a pace of 14-15 minutes per mile and a maximum total challenge time of 3hrs, 25 minutes.

How hilly is the Great North Run?

While the usual South Shields route has a flat ending, the 2021 course will rise in elevation from 25 metres to around 63 metres from mile 11 from when runners re-enter Newcastle to the finish line along the Great North Road.

Can I give my Great North Run place to someone else?

Find more information about the withdrawal process on the Great Run customer services page here. Runners can transfer their number to another runner up to six weeks prior to the race for a £10 fee.

What is the slowest time for the Great North Run?

2018 Masses
  • Fastest 01:11:09.
  • Slowest 05:20:29.
  • Average 02:26:37 (this excludes the wheelchair data)

How far is the Great North Run in miles?

Great North Run 2022

The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK with over 57,000 runners taking part in the iconic event. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile course takes runners through the city centre and towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross the iconic Tyne Bridge.

How far is the Great North Run in KM?

The Great North Run is a half-marathon at 13.1 miles (21.08241 km).

What is a decent time for a half-marathon?

Running a 1:59:59 half-marathon means maintaining an average pace of 9:09 minutes per mile, which is considered a good half-marathon time among runners. Highly competitive runners aim for harder targets, like a 1 hour and 30-minute half-marathon (6:51 minutes per mile pace or faster).

How long does it take to train for a half-marathon?

Expect to spend 12 to 14 weeks training if you’ve never run a half-marathon and you’re currently running under 10 miles each week. Plan on running at least three times a week at first and at least four times a week as your training progresses.

Should you drink water during a half marathon?

Most half marathon runners should plan to take several small sips of water approximately every 15 minutes. Taking in about 4 ounces of water at that time is ideal – aiming for 2 cups (16 oz.) per hour.

Should I eat during a half marathon?

Any run than 60 minutes needs fuel. Some runners will want to take some calories on board every 15 minutes, and others will prefer every 30 or 45 minutes. The rule of thumb is to aim for 100-150 calories (30g+ carbohydrates) per hour.

Can you walk a half marathon?

Half marathons aren’t just for runners! They are also for walkers! Walking a half marathon is a wonderful fitness goal that can lead to personal satisfaction and set you on your way to more challenging fitness goals. Lots of people also choose to walk half marathons to raise money for a charity.