It could have been anyone – but it turned out to be Tracey Cramond who will always be the Great North Run’s millionth finisher.
Tracey is a very typical Great North Run entrant. She wasn’t, we’re sure she won’t mind us saying, especially quick, crossing the line in three hours and 22 minutes.
She only began running after her mother died and raises money for charities which help poorly children because that’s what her mother would have wanted. This year it was Butterwick Hospice Care, supporting hospice centres in County Durham and Teesside.
The millionth finisher happened to be Tracey. But all around her were people with similar stories. She – and they – are what this great race is all about.