Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sign Takes Shape Ahead of Great North Run

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sign Takes Shape Ahead of Great North Run

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Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk

AGIANT sign to mark this year's Bupa Great North Run is well on the way to being completed on the Tyne Bridge.

Engineers have been working hard to put up the symbol on the historic bridge before thousands of runners descend on the region for this year's half-marathon in September.

David Hart, communications director at organisers Nova, said: "The Great North Run sign on the Tyne Bridge is a spectacular sight and we can feel the excitement build as it takes shape.

"In just six weeks' time we'll be hosting a spectacular opening ceremony on the NewscastleGateshead Quayside to mark being the first running event in the world to welcome it's millionth finish, and this huge, illuminated sign will overlook the party.

"Just as runners streaming over the Tyne Bridge with the Red Arrows flying overhead, the Great North Run sign on the Tyne Bridge is destined to become an iconic image for both the event and the region. …

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