Participants in this year’s Great North Run (9 September) are being offered a head-start thanks to a special package from Staybridge Suites Newcastle. The central all-suite hotel will be setting up runners for success the night before the half marathon with a complimentary carb-loading session. All guests will be treated to a pasta party on the Saturday evening, including soft drinks plus beer and wine to help calm any last-minute nerves.
To give participants the best possible start, guests will also be given a running pack full of Great North Run essentials to help them hit their stride during the annual 13.1-mile event. From snacks and energy drinks to plasters and an all-important route map, the free goodie bag contains everything runners need to strive for their personal best.
As an added incentive, guests will also compete for the property’s winner’s board, with the hotel rewarding the fastest guest with a free return visit and all finishers receiving a 20% discount on their 2019 Great North Run stay.
Rated the city’s top hotel on TripAdvisor for its home-from-home atmosphere, the four-star Staybridge Suites Newcastle hotel is a short warm-up stroll from the starting line and in a great location for supporters to cheer the 57,000 runners on. What’s more, with many of its rooms offering panoramic views down to the quay and across the river, the hotel is also an ideal spot for spectators to admire the Red Arrows display team as they soar over Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge (1.15pm) and the pavement-pounding participants.
Each spacious suite comes with its own fully-equipped kitchen for added flexibility, ensuring guests can follow their ideal pre-race fuel regime with ease. Similarly, the on-site gym is also available around the clock for any athletes keen to prepare their legs and let of some nervous energy the day before the event or enjoy an indoor recovery run afterwards.
Prices for the Great North Run package at Staybridge Suites Newcastle start from £172 per room (up to two sharing), including pasta party, running pack of half-marathon essentials and a nourishing hot breakfast to set runners up for their big day. To find out more about the package or make a reservation visit www.staybridge.com.