2012 Great North CityGames

Organisers of the 2012 Great North CityGames are promising unique, street level athletics on the iconic NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

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Team GB Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Rutherford helps launch CityGames

Greg Rutherford with young local athletes. Credit: ITV

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.

Competitions on the pop-up running track in Eldon Square. Credit: ITV

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.

Young athletes take their place on the running track inside Eldon Square. Credit: ITV
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