I only started running seriously in June and am doing my first Great North Run in a couple of weeks. When I filled in my application I estimated a 1hr40min finish time. My running has developed over the past few months to a point where I hope to run 1hr30min. I would like to tag onto the runners world 1HR30min pacers but due to my original estimated time, I have got a white number so may not get near them. Has anyone run this before who could advise me? Can I be a bit cheeky and get near the pacer group at the start? Any advice welcome. Good luck to all those competing.