Tynemouth Lifeboat volunteer Peter Lilley has been going on runs holding a water bottle in the air in preparation for carrying the Olympic Torch through the region.
The 24-year-old, from North Shields, will carry the iconic flame through Wallsend on Friday, June 15.
He is among 8,000 inspirational people selected to become torchbearers nationwide.
The torch arrives in Tyne and Wear on Friday, when it comes to Whitley Bay from Blyth.
It then passes through Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields, Howdon and Wallsend before being carried into Newcastle for an evening of celebrations to mark its arrival in the region.
The next day it goes through Gateshead, South Shields, Whitburn, Sunderland, Low Fell & Chowdene and finally Blaydon before heading out to Prudhoe.
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