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Over The Past Century Promoting Athletics Throughout the NE of England, UK.

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Great North Run, the early years. 1983/84
Published: Jun 26th, 17:56

As expected and hoped for by some the GNR has been cancelled due to covid 19 therefore we continue to look back at the early years in particular 1983 and 84. As before the article is taken from the magazine issued in 1991 by ‘Diet Coke Great North Run’. By 1983 the fame of the GNR was starting to spread internationally and more oversees competitors were entering ensuring top class fields of athletes pounding the roads between Newcastle and Shields. 1983 saw the first overseas winner in Carlos Lopez of Portugal recording 1.02.46, 2 seconds s...

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Great North Run, the early years. 1983/84
Jun 26th, 17:56

As expected and hoped for by some the GNR has been cancelled due to covid 19 therefore we continue to look back at the early years in particular 1983 ...

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Sunderland ‘virtual’ 5km 2020
Jun 25th, 19:40

The annual Sunderland 5km, including the Northern Athletics championships, was scheduled to take place at Silksworth Sports Complex on Thursday 23rd J...

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Great North Run, the early years.
Jun 4th, 17:34

This September the Great North Run is due to celebrate its 40th birthday, while we all wait to see if it will happen, I took time to look back at some...

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Meet Vicky, Women’s Team Captain
May 17th, 16:10

PB’s: 400m 60.9, 800m 2:16.99, 1500m 4:45 (All 1993), 5km 19:39 (2018). Member Since: 1992 -1995. Returned 2015 after being spotted out for a run b...

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Meet Nathan, Men’s Team Captain
May 17th, 16:00

PB’s: 800m 1:56.1, 1500m 3:55.6, 1mile 4:20.3, 3000m 8:38.7, 5000m 15:16.86, 5km 15:27, 5mi 26:29,  10km 33:05 Member Since: 21st September 2004 ...

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Sunderland Harriers crowned NEHL Champions
Apr 11th, 10:17

Sunderland Harriers have been crowned Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League Senior Men’s champions after the cancellation of the final fixture du...

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Remembering Sunderland Harrier Len Christopher
Apr 8th, 10:10

Sunderland Harrier Len Christopher, one of the club’s top veteran marathon runners, has died following a long battle fighting cancer. He was 73. ...

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Meet Jimmy, Men’s Team Manager
Mar 28th, 12:16

Name: Jimmy Johnson Age: 42 Role: Men’s team manager PB’s: 100m 16.8, 800m 2:50.1, 1500m 5:25.8, 1mile 5:48.1, 3000m 11:14.6, 5000m 19:37.9, ...

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SUNDERLAND 5K (July)
This 5K is an Established Road Race in The North East of the UK.

Open to Runners of All Abilities, Where Runners Often Run For Their Favourite Charities. Held in July its a Good Warm Up Race For Runners Competing in the Great North Run in September.

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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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