Royal Blue Marathon Heroes
Published: Feb 18th, 15:23
Sunderland Harriers, who have been in existence since 1884, enjoyed their greatest performances over the marathon distance during the 1980s and beyond when they were one of the UK’s top marathon clubs.
With seven runners beating the benchmark of 2hr 20min and the 20th best Dave Robertson on 2:26:08, there was strength in depth in the squad.
A sign of things to come was in the first Great North Run in 1981 when Glenn Forster, Calum Bark, Paul Taylor, Dave Dixon, Ray Donkin and Larry Pratt won the team race. Their prize was a ...