In pictures: Linford Christie joins children in Kirkby for Active Ashfield

Sporting legend Linford Christie joined youngsters in Kirkby for Street Athletics.

The event took placed in Kirkby Town Centre on Wednesday as part of the 2016 Active Ashfield Games.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie. Linford Christie is pictured with some off the competitors.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie. Linford Christie is pictured with some off the competitors.

Christie, gold medalist in the 100 metres 1992 Barcelona Olympics, encouraged the children as they raced against each other over a 60 metre distance.

In a career spanning 17 years, Linford Christie competed over 60 times for his country and won more major championship medals than any other British sprinter.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie. Linford Christie is pictured setting off the competitors.

Kirkby Town Centre Street Athletics event with Linford Christie. Linford Christie is pictured setting off the competitors.