My first time at the City Games in Newcastle was in 2012 after the London Olympic Games. I have been back two more times, but will miss 2016. The City Games is a great idea, with a track meet brought to the people of Newcastle, the home of the Great Run Company. Great Run manages Great Runs, Great Swims and Great Bikes around Great Britain.
The City Games should be a global series. The first US event similar was the adidas BOOST Boston Games, held back in June.
But, this is the grand daddy and one of my favorite ways to end the track and field season! If you are in Newcastle on September 10, go downtown and enjoy a wonderful event!
NEWCASTLE (GBR): World and European long jump champion Greg Rutherford will headline the Great North CityGames on 10 September, informs organisers. Other top names in action include Laura Muir and Laura Weightman in the mile, Andrew Butchart in the men’s mile, Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault, Lynsey Sharp in the 500m, Martyn Rooney in the men’s 500m Tiffany Porter in the 100m hurdles, Desiree Henry in the 150m and CJ Ujah in the 100m.