London 2012 is Jo Jackson's second Olympic experience.
At Beijing in 2008, she finished in 22nd place in the 20k walk race.
The Teesside University graduate started her athletics career as a cross-country runner.
It was her club coach at Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers who suggested she try competitive walking.
Today's long-distance event through central London starts at 1700hrs in The Mall.
An up and coming taekwondo player has been making the most of London 2012 supporting his Olympic training partner.
Jamie Abley is hoping to make Team GB for Rio 2016 but for now he's been accompanying Jade Jones who won Britain's first ever gold medal in the sport. Jade beat world champion Yuzhou Huo in last night's women's taekwondo final.
Morpeth Harriers runner Laura Weightman has won a place in the 1500m Olympic final. The 21 year old came seventh in the second semi final, but her personal best time of 4:02:99 was good enough to get her through.
Afterwards she said: "It feels absolutely unbelievable... What a day!"
Newcastle City Council is in talks with the hosts of the next Olympics in Rio about passing on the rings which are currently on the Tyne Bridge.
The Olympic rings were installed by Newcastle Council to celebrate the city hosting some of the Olympic football tournaments.
The council hopes they can keep them on display for the rest of the year.
Nick McCormick has failed to make the final of the Men's 5000m final after he finished in 12th place. The Morpeth Harrier said he was 'pleased with his run' but it wasn't fast enough to secure a place in the final. The 30-year-old completed the race in 13 minutes 25 seconds.
Newcastle City Council are in talks with Olympic organisers in Rio, hosts of the next Olympics, to pass on the rings which are currently on show on the Tyne Bridge. The council also hope to keep the Olympic Rings on display the rest of the year.
It is another big day for the regions Olympians. Laura Weightman from Alnwick will compete in the 1500m semi-final. She was 6th in her heat a result that delighted trainer Steve Cram. Meanwhile, Morpeth Harrier Nick McCormick goes in the 1st Round of the Men's 5000m.
Olympic gold medal rower Kat Copeland says she's overwhelmed by the messages of support she received from the North East.
Kat said she would be returning home to Teesside in a week's time. She was excited about seeing friends and going out in Middlesbrough.
Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall has lost her quarter final bout and is out of the Olympic Games.
She was beaten by Marina Volnova from Kazakhstan on points.