Sunderland Harrier Under-20 athlete Jordan Beavers triumphed with double gold in the North Eastern Indoor Championships at Gateshead Indoor arena.

Competing in the 60m and long jump he set personal bests in both events.

The Seaburn athlete qualified for the final of the 60m on Sunday by recording a PB of 7.15sec and improved on that time further in the final with his mark of 7.09sec.

Double Gold For Jordan.

The previous day he had won the long jump with a personal best leap of 6.71m.

There was also a medal for clubmate Alix Waites who finished second in the senior women’s 60m (8.86).

And Under-13 Jacob Waterson made the final of the 60m and finished sixth (9.00) after taking second place in his heat with his performance of 8.96.

Sunderland Harriers scored a double in the Run Newcastle Valentines 10k on the Town Moor.

Liam Taylor won the race in 33.47 and Amy Callaghan scored her second victory in two months in being first woman in 33rd overall (41.57). Clubmate Jennifer Tomlin was 59th (44.25). All three athletes were competing the previous day in the Royal Signals North Eastern Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park.

Steve Irvine-Duffy was second in the 5k recording 19.22. The winner was former Sunderland Harrier Sparrow Morley in 16.56.

Houghton Harrier Cameron Allan has been competing in the Hampshire Cross Country League this season with much success.

The St Mary’s College student based in London has been representing Aldershot as his second claim club.

In the under-20 league, Allan finished first overall in the four counting events, finishing in positions of first, first, second and first. He was also able to compete at the same time in the senior league and managed to win that by taking third, 15th, first and fifth, over the season.

He competes in the English National Cross Country Championships on Saturday in the Junior Under-20 race at Nottingham and will be looking for a top six place after finishing third in the Northern Championship at Bedale last month.

Also competing at Wollaton Park on Saturday is Allan’s Houghton clubmate Will Bellamy, who will lead the Under-17 team of Chris Coulson, Samuel Gibson and Izaak Taylor. Bellamy was part of the six man Houghton team that contained two 16-year-olds and two 17-year-olds, that surprised many with their third place in the Royal Signals Senior Men’s North East Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday.

Houghton Harriers senior team for the National Championship is Alex Docherty, Lee Dover, Jonny Evans, David Gribben, Innes Hodgson and Shaun McGrath.

Sunderland Harriers have 16 senior athletes entered and they are Tony Allinson, Shaun Bagley, Lee Coleman, Michael Edwards, Darren Fletcher, Chris Jackson, Jordan Latimer, Michael Laws, Dean Phillips, Andy Powell, Graeme Pullan, Steve Rankin, Paul Redman, Paul Roddy, Dale Wilkinson and David Wilkinson.

There are a total of 298 teams entered in the senior men’s race and a total of 2752 runners.

The Sunderland Harriers cross country grand prix will take on a new look after this event as two of the leaders will not be competing. Andy Powell is out on the sidelines injured and Judith Thirlwell is not entered for the long journey to Nottingham.

The biggest points scorer of the grand prix is the English National Cross Country Championships with10 points up for grabs and an extra point if you are a team counter.

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 Coleman 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.