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2010 Bupa Great North Run : Pictures : Photos

The beauty of Bupa Great North run half marathon is the colour. Thousands of runners turn up in beautiful running costumes that makes the event picture perfect.

I have been looking around for some awesome pictures and photos from 2010 Bupa Great North Run half marathon and I found some great ones.

Image courtesy of xHKWx @flickr click to see more awesome pictures.

Another great location for 2010 Bupa Great North Run Pictures & Photos is the  BBC collection of celebrity runners at 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half marathon.

Great North Run Slots / Places On Sale At Ebay

With over 100,000 application but only 54,000 places available, it is easy to see why a black market for Bupa Great North Run has emerged.

The Northern Echo has an interesting story of how race places are selling at Ebay for this Sunday’s Bupa Great North Run.

Dozens of places for this Sunday’s event are on sale on internet auction website eBay.

One place was advertised at £80 – nearly double the official entry cost.

Reports the Website

I checked Ebay and I found a female entry place for a female runner, as of the time it had attracted 7 bids and selling at $47

Bupa Great North Run : Route Map : Course

The Bupa Great North run is the largest half marathon in the world. More than 100,000 people applied for the ballot entry to the run in 2010, and only 54,000 will be finally be able to take part.

The run, designated as ’THE most iconic half-marathon on the planet’ by the organizers, provides a great fun filled atmosphere.

The Bupa Great north run course starts from Newcastle upon Tyne and finishes at South Shields in England.

The following is a sketch map of Bupa Great North run route map & course

Image courtesy of Bupa Great North Run

To download a large image of Bupa Great north run course google official site Bupa Great North Run

You can also view a Google Map Image of Great north run course at Sam Judson Flickr page

Bupa Great North Run Training & Running Tips

1. Train hard but remember to take a rest.

2. If a day or two of training is missed due to injury or illness or other reason, don’t try to cram two days of training into one. Lost days are simply days.

3. Train at your projected marathon pace.

4. Try to train at the time of the day the race starts and in the predicted weather condition as much as possible.

5. Do the long runs.

6. Remember to stretch

7. Do speed works round a track, it just makes your legs feel better.

8. Listen to your body, If you feel tired take a rest, if you feel pain go easy, if the pain is too much stop running.

9. With 50000 race runners keep race etiquete, dont push and shove

10. Stay Hydrated, drink enough fluids.