Athletics legend Steve Cram passes on top tips to students

By Steve Carpenter 20/07 Updated: 20/07 10:37

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Buy photos » Steve Cram (right) with Cardinal Wiseman School students, from the left, Sophie Kemp, Hannah Keogh, Nick Brandish and Jordan Brady along with Mark Sykes from Yorkshire Bank. (S)

ATHLETICS legend Steve Cram gave a talk to inspire students in the city.

The former World, European and Commonwealth gold medallist is regarded as one of the finest middle distance runners of all time.

He set set world records throughout the 1980s and won silver over 1,500m at the 1984 Olympics.

And Cram passed on all of his experience to students at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College during a question and answer session before putting them through a series of drills and sprinting, relays and endurance techniques in the gym.

Some of the school’s English and media students took photographs and wrote a report of his visit for the school’s newsletter and website.

"Steve’s talk had a positive impression on the students which I’m sure they will take into their studies as well as their chosen sports in which they excel," said Jenni Delaney, head of business and enterprise at Cardinal Wiseman School.

"He emphasised their future is very much in their own hands and that by working hard every day, they can achieve their goals whether that is on the athletics track or when revising for their GCSEs.

"Steve also brought along the Olympic Torch which he carried in his hometown of Sunderland to pass around the students, which was an added bonus to his visit."

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