The world famous Great North Run was embraced by the Newmarket Joggers again this year. On a warm day, Alex Cairns led home the Joggers in a superb pb of 1.24.45. Paul Francis was close up after a fast start in 1.30.49. Paul Dockerill was next in 1.40.29 with Jeremy Reader in 1.48.02. Kathryn Lawrence was completing a famous five in a row and rewarded by a high five from Commonwealth champion Jo Pavey at the finish when crossing the line in 2.04.52. Sara Clark came next in 2.05.49 with Lynda McCormack in 2.07.41. Mary Marsh finished in 2.15.01 with Lisa Winnington In 2.40.38.