Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

Northumberland reacts to home-grown star Laura Weightman after she brought home Commonwealth silver medal in the 1500m

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Morpeth's Laura Weightman hung on to claim silver in a stunning performance in the Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres

Laura Weightman

Laura Weightman targets European and Commonwealth Games medals

Northumberland athlete targeting medals in the European and Commonwealth Games

Laura Weightman

Steve Cram backs Laura Weightman to be a Commonwealth Games contender

There was joy for three North East athletes yesterday with Alyson Dixon, Weightman and Teesside sprinter Richard Kilty all picked for the Commonwealths, which start next month

Laura Weightman of Great Britain after the 1500 metres heats in Moscow

Laura Weightman’s brave bid in vain

Laura Weightman was left counting the cost of her fall at the British trials as she tumbled out of the 1500m heats

Laura and Niall produce the goods

THE region’s school athletes had mixed fortunes in the second edition of the UK School Games in Coventry.

Just Flan-tastic

NIALL Flannery found himself at the top of the podium once again after his latest success in the England Athletics Age Group Championships at Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium.

Ameobi double is so crucial

MIDDLESBROUGH and Gateshead’s B teams earned a place in the play-offs for a spot in North of England Division One after they completed their fixtures on Teesside.

Medals tally grows for young athletes

THE region’s athletes enjoyed one of their largest medal hauls at the Sainsbury’s English Schools Track and Field Championships at Alexander Park, Birmingham.

Victory Tees up title success

MIDDLESBROUGH confirmed their status as favourites for the North of England Division Two East title by scoring another victory over their rivals at Gateshead International Stadium.

Records fall in schools events

There were two records and many encouraging performances at Saturday's Northumberland Schools Track and Field Championships at Gateshead International Stadium.

Field is a man without peer

Sunderland veteran Tim Field was a comfortable winner of yesterday's ninth Pier to Pier Run from South Shields to Roker.

Swinburn in the Nick of time

Nick Swinburn saved the region's blushes by picking up the only individual medal at the National Cross-Country Championships in Herrington Country Park, Sunderland.

Junior Olympic gold for North

A mini-Olympic Games starring the cream of the UK's young sporting talent will be staged in the North-East in 2010, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced yesterday.

Harriers open up lead over Wallsend

Sunderland Harriers opened up a three-point lead over nearest rivals Wallsend in the Senior Mens' Division One competition at the penultimate Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League fixture at Riverside.

Morpeth land a double

Morpeth Harriers won the Sherman Cup and Davison Shield for the third successive year at Saturday's opening fixture of the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at Temple Park, South Shields.

Gibson's a crown prince

Gateshead Harrier John Gibson comfortably won the Junior Great North Run at Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, writes Les Venmore.

High point for 2012 hopefuls

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English Schools champions Richard Kilty, Philip Collins and Rebecca Pottinger are among the teenage North East talents who will get a taste of Olympic-style competition this weekend on the way to London 2012.

Sally's hopes soaring

One of Britain's great hopes for the 2012 Olympics will be getting an early taste of championship action in Gateshead this afternoon.

Durham prove too good again

Durham won the overall trophy for the fourth successive year at Saturday's inter schools meeting at Tynedale Park, Hexham.


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