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Barilla Pasta Party - Great North Run

It's really hard to explain to you how I'm feel about the Great North Run. I can't believe it has come around so fast and I am about to be at the start line at the biggest half marathon in the world. I'm excited, nervous, happy and sad all at the same time. I'm trying to treat it as just another Sunday run. Except this Sunday run I'll be one of 57,000 people, but keeping the same routine to me is vital.

Before any big race I always have a bowl of pasta the night before. It's become tradition.  The best thing about the Great North Run is the fact that with your number also comes a ticket to quite possibly the best party ever invented. Barilla's Great North Run Pasta Party.

Now I love pasta and to be honest I don't need much of an excuse to eat it but before a big race it is essential that you do a bit of carb loading and carbohydrates are the main source of energy within our diets. And let's face it, on Sunday we are going to need a lot of energy to get around the 13.1 mile route.

The party starts at 9:30 and ends at 5:30 ample time to get your pasta fix. So whether you are taking part in the Great North Run, Great North 5K,  Junior and Mini Great North Run head down for your free bowl of  Barilla pasta on the Quayside on Saturday.

If you see me this weekend please come over and say hello I'll be at Durham parkrun tomorrow and then running the Great North Run on Sunday.

Good luck to everyone taking part in any of the sporting events over this weekend.

Barilla Pasta Party - Great North Run

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