Cardiff's James Thie, who also competed on the Quayside and finished in fifth place in the international mile
, followed Mottram home in sixth position after recording 3:58.
The Great Mile Run will be staged on the Quayside of Newcastle and Gateshead the day before the actual international mile
event and two days before the BUPA Great North Run takes place on Sunday September 21.
Australian international Mile
Jedinak put the visitors in front after four minutes, before Craig Noone equalised for the hosts just before half-time.
Then of course there was the introduction of Tees Pride 10k, the 5k Riverside Run, the Sport Relief Mile, the International Mile
Leo Manzano, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500, won the international mile
Star billing on the 17-race programme is the €3,000 Tom Crean's Lager Derby on Sunday, with the €2,500 Meadowlands Hotel Tralee Kerry International Mile
on Saturday another highlight.
Names touted for the area include The World Mile, The World on City, Tiger Town or The International Mile
Including Blankenship himself, whose season includes a win in the International Mile
during the Prefontaine Classic, a fourth-place finish during the Diamond League 1,500 in Shanghai and a world record as a member of the United State's distance medley relay team at the IAAF World Relays.
On the track, there will be a women's 800, the men's International mile
featuring former UO star Matthew Centrowitz, a women's 1,500 and the women's 10,000, before the Kenyan men's 10,000 Trials.
Silent Witness maintained his unbeaten record with an easy win in the International Sprint Trial, while Lucky Owners completed the double in the International Mile
Dupont, winner of the Italian and German 2,000 Guineas in May, has been entered for the pounds 30,000-added race by Newmarket trainer William Haggas, who is preparing the three-year-old for a trip to Hong Kong for the International Mile
The International Mile
will be held during Friday night's free tribute to the late Geoff Hollister, a Nike pioneer.