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Daily sports editor makes surprise appearance on rival paper’s front page

A regional daily’s sports editor found himself on the front page of a rival newspaper after taking part in a running event.

Nick Loughlin, of the Northern Echo, inadvertently featured on The Journal’s front page yesterday after competing in the Great North 10k race.

The Newcastle-based Journal pictured a smiling Nick on the route in Gateshead.

After seeing himself, Nick took to Twitter to share his surprise.

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He wrote: “Nice to get a big picture byline on The Journal today – never had a double front page in all my time at the Northern Echo.”

Peter Barron, former editor at the Darlington-based Echo, also noticed Nick’s appearance.

He wrote: “Of all the people who ran in the Great North 10k, who should be chosen for the front page of The Journal but the sports editor of a rival paper.”

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