STOCKSFIELD'S Jen Lapping is a keen runner who founded the successful Jog on the Tyne group a decade ago. 

She marked its 10th anniversary by running the 93-mile length of the River Tyne, from Kielder to Tynemouth, in less than 24 hours. 

Although not an ultra runner, the 43-year-old prepared maticulously for the challenge, and it paid off. Jen's achievement saw her named Star of the Week. 

A special mention goes to teenage cricketer Lizzie Scott, who took six wickets for just five runs while representing Northumberland U15 against Yorkshire. 

Jack Brown, the wrestler who set a new record by becoming the first competitor to win all senior championships with the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling Association, also gets a special mention. 

Teenage golfer Zara Naughton, who was selected to represent England, is also worthy of mention, alongside Alex Buchanan, who successfully defended his club championship title at Matfen Hall Golf Club. 

Team of the Week goes to three young athletes from the district who excelled while representing Great Britain at the European Biathle Championships in Portugal. 

Joseph Anderson gained individual medals, and also helped Team GB win gold at U17 level, while siblings Ralph and Tabitha Robson both performed to a high standard. 

It was medals galore for the young members of Hexham's Queen Elizabeth High School Rowing Club, who returned from the Talkin Tarn Regatta with a treasure chest of medals. Their performances are also worthy of note.