The big players...
Here come the girls!
Women's sport in the region is going from strength-to-strength with a number of thriving top flight women's teams including Sunderland AFC and Durham FC and Newcastle Eagles. Our region also has popular women's hockey, rugby and cricket leagues.
The world’s biggest half marathon
If you think a long night shift is tiring, try sweating it out in the Great North Run, the world's biggest and best half marathon. The Great North Run, was first staged in 1981 where just over 12,000 people took part on the 13.1 mile course from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields. Last year saw a record amount of finishers with 43,127 runners of all abilities crossing the finish line on the coast. A massive £18.6million was raised for good causes with more than two-thirds of finishers running to raise money for charities. For anyone who's ever taken part, it's a day to remember and one that makes you proud to be part of the region.