Club Articles


Michaels Record Achievement Awarded At Presentation Night
Published: Wednesday October 16, 11:21

Sunderland Harrier Michael Wilson won the top award at the club’s presentation night, held in conjunction with the annual meeting at Lakeside Social Club on Monday.

The middle distance runner broke the long standing 400m record of Nicholas Watson from 1993 (48.8), in clocking 47.79 while a...

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Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Person To Break Two-Hour Marathon Time
Published: Saturday October 12, 10:01

We have proof: humans are capable of running a marathon distance in less than two hours. That is the simplest conclusion to draw from Eliud Kipchoge’s incredible feat in Vienna in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the Kenyan became the first man to break a barrier that for so long had bee...

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Liam Takes No Prisoners At Outlaw Trail
Published: Friday October 11, 19:47

Sunderland Harrier Liam Taylor added to his list of honours this year by winning the Trail Outlaws Penshaw Trail 10k last weekend.

This year for the sixth running of the race the organisers reversed the route and started along the old railway line. Then it was up to Offerton. and back to P...

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Sunderland Harriers - The Oldest Athletics Club in the North?
Published: Oct 7th, 14:55

More evidence has come to light on the history of Sunderland Harriers formation as an athletics’ club.

Various dates have been put forward for when it was founded and a Sunderland Echo newspaper article from 1954 has revealed more details.

Featured in the Saturday Sports Parade, the...

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Flying Start At Wrekenton Harrier League
Published: Oct 3rd, 07:54

The opening fixture of the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League got off to a flying start at Wrekenton on Saturday.

Record fields in both the senior men’s (666 runners) and women’s fields (500) showed the sport is in a healthy position.

Sunderland Harriers, winners of the seni...

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Dina Asher-Smith wins 200m gold at World Athletics Championships
Published: Oct 2nd, 23:35

Dina-Asher Smith became the first British woman to win a major global sprint title as she stormed to victory in 200m at the World Championships.

The 23-year-old, who won silver in the 100m, was the outstanding favourite and outclassed the field to take gold in a British record of 21.88 sec...

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Dina Asher-Smith Claims World Championship 100m Silver
Published: Sep 30th, 08:28

So dogged was Dina Asher-Smith’s pursuit of her first individual world medal that she refused to allow bread, sweets or wine to touch her lips for several months before arriving in Doha. Now, though, she can savour something even sweeter: a stunning 100m personal best, a new national record of 10...

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World Athletics Championships: Timetable and main events for Doha 2019
Published: Sep 23rd, 08:26

Entries comprise 1054 men and 918 women. Of the 44 individual winners from two years ago, 37 will defend their titles in Doha. All 30 of the newly minted Diamond League champions will also be in action.

Some athletes set to compete in Doha will make history.

Allyson Felix, the most ...

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Harrier League for Newcomers
Published: Sep 19th, 08:03

The Harrier League is a Winter Cross Country league for clubs in the northeast of England. There are 6 fixtures, races, and a cup fixture. At each fixture there are races for under 13, 15, 17, 20, Seniors and Veterans. There are leagues for each age group and gender, with Divisions for the large ...

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Albert James Steps Down As Team Manager After Six Years At The Helm
Published: Sep 16th, 10:35

Albert James steps down as Sunderland Harriers’ team manager after six years at the helm. James must have thought he would be in for a smooth ride when he witnessed Sunderland take the silver medals at the NECAA Royal Signals relays at Hetton Lyons Park in February 2012, the team included 2012 Ol...

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