Dame Kelly Holmes is at Gateshead College today marking the first session of the college's partnership with Kelly Holmes Education. The programme offers students the opportunity to be coached and mentored by some of the country's top sporting talent.
Olympic long jump gold medalist Greg Rutherford was on Tyneside today (Tuesday) to train young athletes on a pop-up running track which was laid in a busy shopping mall.
He will also be competing in the Great North City Games on the Quayside next month where the British will take on the USA.
Greg took a training session at the Eldon Square shopping centre as part of the launch event.
He won gold at London 2012 long jump and says now it's his turn to inspire others.
Greg Rutherford shared his tips with promising young local athletes, putting them through their paces on a pop-up track in Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle.
Now entering its fifth year, the Great North CityGames has become an established part of the region's sports calendar.
Staged the day before the Bupa Great North Run, the event hosts athletes from Great Britain & Northern Ireland competing with their rivals from the USA.
Last year crowds reached an estimated 15,000.
The free event gives crowds the opportunity to see performances from some of the most recognisable names in international sport.
Next event: *7th August 2012. *
Next event: *3rd August 2012. *
Details of this year's Great North 10k race have been unveiled today. And it's to take place just before the start of the Olympics.
North East runner and Olympic track hopeful Freya Murray launched the event which will be staged this year on Sunday the 22nd July. It will be the fourth year of the race and the second time it's been staged in Gateshead. Organisers are hoping this year won't be quite as wet.
Alyson Dixon has thanked people for their support in today's London Marathon. The Sunderland runner has just missed out on an Olympic team spot after failing to finish in under 2 hours 30 minutes.
THANK YOU so much for all of your support! I redefined my pain limits out there today but I finished with a smile! 2.35.46 not too shabby...From @alydixon262 on Twitter: