The Great North Run (A Pilot's Perspective).
Personally, I've always had an affinity for the Great North Run. In the 80s, I took a couple of seasons out from road cycle racing and instead dabbled in triathlon. One thing led to another and before long I was taking part in the Great North Run (from 1987-1990). At that time, it was a much smaller event. I don't think it was even televised back then. Today however, it's a different story. Over 50,000 runners now compete and it's now televised live on BBC1 (and around the wo