STUDENTS in Whitley Bay got their running shoes on ahead of the Olympic Torch visiting the borough this week.
Nearly 200 pupils from 16 schools took part in the Whitley Bay Schools Olympic Torch relay on Wednesday.
A total of 12 runners from each school ran a leg of the ‘relay’ from school to school, passing on pennants of friendship which had been designed by each school with the Olympic ethos in mind.
They covered a total distance of nearly 14 miles, starting at Whitley Bay High School and finishing with a final lap around the track at Churchill Playing Fields alongside John Fletcher, one of the torchbearers on Friday.
To see a slideshow of photographs of the event, click on the player above...