Ellie Simmonds was one of the brightest stars of Paralympics GB in London this summer. She won 2 golds, a silver and a bronze. Today she was one of a group of London 2012 heroes who started the 32nd BUPA Great North Run in Newcastle.
Olympic and Paralympic heroes have spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about the BUPA Great North Run and how they admire those taking part.
From Team GB to The Only Way Is Essex, celebrities are taking to Twitter to say 'good luck' to runners.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah started the race