Great North Run – Brendan Foster's buddy, fitness to save sight & 10 steps to finish

Spectators cheer on runners at the Great North Run

There are as many reasons to take part in the Great North Run as there are competitors, and so many are worthy of a mention.

Sunday’s race features runners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and here are three that caught our eye at Get Inspired…

Dave Leng – Gateshead Harriers

Dave Leng (pictured at Gateshead Stadium) volunteers and chaperones at every Great North Run

Dave Leng is bit of a legend at Gateshead Harriers. The affable 69-year-old has been a member of the club since 1963 and taken part in every Great North Run – bar one – since its inception in 1981.