More than 25,000 people registered their interest in next year’s Great North Run within two days of this year’s event ending, figures show.
The data also shows the Simplyhealth Great North Run have shown the event has grown further in popularity and stature in 2017.
The half marathon, which this year was started by event founder Brendan Foster, is the world’s biggest half marathon and the United Kingdom’s biggest mass participation running event, and a record 43,127 finishers crossed the finish line on Sunday.
Participants covered a staggering total of 564,964 miles between them; equivalent to almost 22 times around the world, with runners from more than 140 nations and every postcode in the United Kingdom represented.
This year, more than 100,000 people applied for the 57,000…
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