The Sunderland Harriers cross country grand prix is back in business on Sunday at Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee. And the fixture marks the halfway stage of the season with a number of runners in contention for one of the five prizes.

The prize list goes down to fifth place with values of £150 for first, £125 for second, third £100, fourth £50 and fifth £25.

The biggest points scorer of the grand prix is the English National Cross Country Championships at Nottingham ?on the 22nd February? where 10 points are up for grabs.

Cross Country Grand Prix Standings.

Points Scoring:
Harrier League plus Sherman Cup & Davison Shield 3 points
North East Championships 6 points,
Northern Championships 8 points,
National Championship 10 points.
Team counter additional 1 point.

The leading contenders are:
Andy Powell 28pts,
Steve Rankin 28,
Judith Thirlwell 27,
Graeme Pullan 24,
Lee Colman 23,
Dale Wilkinson 23,
Tony Allinson 23,
Darren Fletcher 20,
Jordan Latimer 20,
Dean Phillips 20,
Paul Redman 20,
Dave Lash 20,
Colleen Compson 19,
Shaun Bagley 17,
David Wilkinson 17,
Paul Reineck 17,
Craig Gunn 17,
Vikki Cotton 16,
Michael Edwards 15,
Chris Jackson 15,
Andrew Hughes 15,
Robyn Townsend 14.