In terms of my own running, the most memorable thing about the Great North 10k 2017 was that I didn’t come dead last like I had done the previous year!
On the whole, though, the most memorable thing about the Great North 10k 2017 was that Geth ran it with a broken toe, as he hadn’t yet been persuaded to take a running break and go to the physio. He ended up doing a lot of parkrun volunteering that summer.
I ran 1:17:25 on that occasion, which is about 10-15 minutes slower than I could race a 10k now but also about 25 minutes faster than I’d run it the year before! When you start off sloth-slow, there’s a lot of room for improvement.