For those interested in comparing their Great Run performance with others, finish time doesn’t tell the whole story. Our clever fitness boffins have designed an algorithm that allows you to benchmark yourself against others in a more fair way, taking age, gender, and course elevation into consideration.
We set ourselves the challenge and analysed over 4 million Great Run event finishes since the first Great North Run in 1981. The result is the GREAT FOR YOU score and grading system.
Finishers can now compare their performance against others from the same Great Run event, and also against themselves or others in different events across the Great Run series.
Finishers will receive a score out of 1000 and a coloured grade – one of Gold, Silver, Bronze, Green, Blue.