THE widow of Red Arrow pilot Flt Lt Jon Egging took part in an emotional Great North Run in his memory.

Dr Emma Egging pounded the streets of Newcastle on Sunday, wearing the number four in a poignant tribute to her husband who flew as “Red 4.”

Flt Lt Egging was killed when his hawk jet crashed near Bournemouth airport, minutes after wowing crowds at the town’s annual air festival.

Moments before the start of the half marathon the Red Arrows flew over the start line in the “missing man” formation.

Dr Egging, 33, an academic at the British Museum, used the run to launch The Jon Egging Trust to support youngsters and help them fulfil their potential.

She was joined at the start of the race by world 5,000m champion Mo Farah, who acted as honorary starter.

More than 54,000 people took part in the Newcastle to South Shields race.