It’s only been two weeks since #GNRC12 finished but we just couldn’t wait to get started on #GNRC13.
Winner of our 2013 Great North Run Moving Image Commission, Melanie Manchot was in the North East at the weekend to film parkour runners on the iconic Newcastle Swing Bridge.
With a little help from our friends (huge thanks to the Port of Tyne,
and to Newcastle Council) and A LOT of risk assessment we were able to
get access to the bridge as it was actually swinging. With cameras
positioned on top of the Tyne Bridge Tower and the Quayside, Mel's crew
had a great view of the parkour runner as he made his way along the top
of the moving Swing Bridge. It goes without saying that the camera crew
and parkour runners Mel is working with are all highly skilled and this
is not something you should try at home...!
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