GNR 2012: All the fun of the run - PICTURE SPECIAL

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FOR thousands of runners, having fun and raising money for good causes was as important as recording a good time in today’s Great North Run.

From superheroes like Batman and Spider Man to cartoon characters like Tigger and Shrek, there was a multitude of runners tackling the 13.1-mile course in fancy dress.

FUN RUN ... this npair were among the myriad of runners who donned fancy dress to do the Great North Run.

FUN RUN ... this npair were among the myriad of runners who donned fancy dress to do the Great North Run.

You were just as likely to see Kermit the Frog, Paddington Bear, a mobile phone, Dr Who’s Tardis or a Gingerbread man as you were a club runner, or one of the elite athletes.

Take a look at our slideshow showing the fun side of the Great North Run - and see who you think wore the best costume.