As the Great North Run freezes the streets of Newcastle all the way to South-Shields, thousands of athletes take on the 13.1-mile route. 

And with the thousands of runners, you might think it's hard to find out how your loved one is doing among the crowds. 

Well, there is a way that makes it easy peasy with the handy help on the internet and smart technology. 

How to search runners' times at the Great North Run

You can check runners' time during the Great North Run online as long as they have their race chip when they cross checkpoints and the finish line. 

The results will be available shortly after the first runners finish, but with the amount of information coming in at once, organsiers say there is a chance of delay. 

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You can search the results via the Great Run search tool where all you have to do is select the Great North Run in the drop number. 

After inputting the runner's race number or surname, you'll be able to then just click to find your result and you'll be able to see how someone is doing.

Try out the tool now via the Great North Run.