The Gazette is backing Commonwealth Games-bound star Laura Weightman by producing a Go Laura poster on our centre pages in today’s paper.
And we are calling on readers to buy the paper and back the 23-year-old by putting the poster up in your shop and house windows.
The 1500m runner, from Lesbury, will be representing England at the Glasgow-based Games, which start on Wednesday, and she is aiming to be in and around the medals.
Morpeth Harrier Weightman is in a rich vein of form, winning the title at the British Championships in June and grabbing a 4:00.17 personal best in Paris earlier this month.
And the Steve Cram-coached athlete insists she is heading in the right direction for the Games after a strong display at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix last Friday.
Competing in a competitive field, she more than held her own, finishing fourth in 4:03.98.
The Grand Prix gave her a sneak peak of what is to come, as the event was staged inside Hampden Park – the same venue that Weightman will return to for the Games. Her first round is on Monday, July 28. The final is the following evening.