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Sunderland Harriers Included In England Squad For Cross Country Championships Published: Wednesday October 19, 13:44

Four Sunderland Harriers have been included in the England squad for the British Masters’ and Irish International Cross Country Championships at Glasgow in November.

The Harriers’ included in the team are Over-35 Kevin Jeffress and Over-55 Paul Merrison. While down as reserves are Over-35 Steve McMahon and Over-45 Michael Thompson.

Lynne Valentine is included in the Over-60 women’s team and she is the first Stroller to gain an international masters vest.

Jeffress and Merrison were included in last year’s international ...

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Sunderland Harriers Included In England Squad For Cross Country Championships Wednesday October 19, 13:39

Four Sunderland Harriers have been included in the England squad for the British Masters’ and Irish International Cross Country Championships at Glasg...

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High visibility clothing Tuesday October 18, 08:19

It was agreed at tonight's committee meeting that if an athlete wants to train with Sunderland Harriers on a Tuesday / Thursday night they must wear H...

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Sunderland Harriers Make Gibside Fruit Bowl Race Impact Monday October 17, 14:10

Four Sunderland Harriers were among the prize winners in yesterday’s Blackhill Bounders Gibside Fruit Bowl trail race. Michael Barker finished third i...

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Thanks For The Memories! Jessica Ennis-Hill Retires From Athletics Saturday October 15, 09:04

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics. The 30-year-old heptathlete, who added a silver medal at this year's games in...

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Sunderland Harriers’ Senior Men Given Reprieve After Technical Glitch Oct 12th, 17:50

Sunderland Harriers, who were given last place in the First Division of the North Eastern Harrier League in the Senior Men’s race on Sunday at Druridg...

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Depleted Sunderland Harriers Miss Out On National Top-50 Place Oct 12th, 17:42

Team manager Albert James was forced to make three changes to the team that qualified for the final at Manchester two weeks ago. This proved too mu...

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Harriers League

What is the Harrier League?
A series of 6 cross country races for clubs in the North East of England. You have to be a member of a club to take part.

You don’t have to be of a particular standard to take part, so even if you’re new to running you can give it a go. All abilities are represented. But you will need spikes or trail shoes - all races are off road.

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Prospective members of all abilities are welcome to join Sunderland Harriers from the age of nine years-old. The club provides coaching, facilities and opportunities for all members to participate in athletics and improve their performance.

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Become a Qualified Coach

As long as there are athletes there is a need for qualified people to coach them.

Coaches at Sunderland Harriers are all dedicated volunteers, many having come through the competitive athletics ranks, some others finding a niche having accompanied their own children to the club.

All Coaches are trained and licenced by England Athletics at the various levels of expertise and responsibility. To strengthen our Coaching arm, Sunderland Harriers can assist you to obtain coaching qualifications in your chosen discipline to your ideal level and support you in your coaching experience.

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