Norwich teenager runs on Olympic track

A Norwich youngster was given VIP access to the Olympic Stadium when she took part in the NSPCC's Gold Challenge celebrity relay.

Ruth Spurr, who supports the NSPCC as a young campaigner, was joined by eight other young people from across the UK to take part in the 100m relay.

She was also given the chance to interview the seven celebrities - including Gareth Thomas, Mike Catt, Sinitta and Austin Healey - who took part in the fundraiser.

The 17-year-old said: 'I was really excited to take part in Gold Challenge event at the Olympic Stadium. It was a great to see what the stadium is like, to meet and interview the celebrity runners and to be part of a special day which I'll remember for a long time.'

The NSPCC's celebrity relay was part of a day of activities at the stadium to raise awareness of The Gold Challenge, a fundraising initiative in which the NSPCC is calling on budding athletes to cover a distance of 2,012km through a variety of sports such as running, cycling, swimming and horse riding. The challenge is open until December 2012 and it is hoped that through sponsorship and corporate support, participants will raise a total of �1 million to help continue the vital work of the NSPCC in offering services to children and young people, including ChildLine.

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