The BBC will broadcast live coverage of the Great North Run this morning.
The prestigious event always attracts top-quality runners – and this year’s field includes double Olympic champion Mo Farah, who is stepping up in distance after his heroics in the 5,000m and 10,000m events at London 2012.
Also competing is Ethiopian long-distance legend Haile Gebrselassie.
But the race is not just about the elite runners; around 50,000 others will be pounding the 13.1-mile route from Newcastle to South Shields, many raising money for good causes.
Martin Mathathi of Kenya won the men’s elite race last year, while his compatriot Lucy Wangui prevailed in the women’s event.
TV News and Sports presenters taking part in the world’s biggest and most famous half-marathon include; Paralympics presenter Iwan Thomas, ITV Meridian presenter Sarah Gomme, BBC’s Sian Williams, BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth, BBC Look North presenters Jeff Brown and Hannah Bayman.
Sky News presenter Philippa Tomson, BBC sports presenter George Riley, Sky Sports News’ Charlie Webster, Breakfast Presenter Susanna Reid, BBC Business Reporter Stephanie McGovern, and BBC Weather presenters John Hammond and Phil Avery.
Sue Barker will introduce BBC One’s coverage of the 32nd annual staging of the prestigious half-marathon from 9.30am today.