Council Red Tape Stops Hetton Lyons Race In Its Tracks
Published: Wednesday February 13, 10:56
Hundreds of runners will be denied the opportunity of competing in the North Eastern Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday.
Council red tape has forced the North Eastern Counties AA to call off the event after talks failed to find a solution to the problem.
Sunderland City Council asked a representative of hosts Houghton Harriers to sign a Licence to Occupy, which placed unlimited liability on the signatory. The club declined to sign.
The long-standing event is automatically covered by UK Athl...