Gateshead Harrier Richard Kilty will be talking to keen young runners and putting them through their paces at Gateshead Cleveland Hall Centre ahead of this year's Great North CityGames.
Richard is back in the North East following his European gold medal and men's 4x400m team triumph on the final day with James Ellington, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Adam Gemili.
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