Club Articles


Meet Vicky, Women’s Team Captain
Published: 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 by Eddie (Maddison)
Reasons for joining: I have always loved running and especially competing but stopped after having William. I was pers...

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Meet Nathan, Men’s Team Captain
Published: 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

Reasons for joining: I was invited to join by Kevin Carr and Ken Jefferson. This was after finishing 3rd U13 (10:41) at the Farringdon Ope...

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Sunderland Harriers crowned NEHL Champions
Published: 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 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The season has been disrupted with postponements and two cancellations, due to flooded car parks and t...

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Remembering Sunderland Harrier Len Christopher
Published: 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.

The Southwick man, a late comer to the sport, shone on the national stage after reaching his 55th birthday.

He had spent his time c...

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Meet Jimmy, Men’s Team Manager
Published: 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, 5km 19:14, 5mi 31:29, 10km 39:32, 10mi 66:09, Half 86:10 , Marathon 3:20:47

Member Since: 2014

Reasons for joining: To im...

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Meet Colleen, Women’s Team Manager
Published: Mar 28th, 12:09

Name: Colleen Compson

Age: V40

Role: Women’s team manager

PB’s: 5km 20:49, 10km 42:29, 10mi 70:02, Half 1:38:33, Marathon 3:25:53

Member Since: 2014

Reasons for joining: Sick of running on my own and my daughter Evie had joined aged nine.

Favourite distan...

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Last Race To Outpace The Coronavirus
Published: Mar 21st, 08:12

Concerns over the coronavirus pandemic led to greatly reduced numbers in the North Eastern Harrier League at Lambton Park on Saturday.

Only 325 finished the senior men’s race compared to the season’s best and record of 666 at Wrekenton in September, while the women saw just 244 close in.

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Sunderland Jump Into Harrier League Top Spot
Published: Mar 6th, 10:32

Sunderland Harriers have jumped to the top of the North Eastern Harrier League First Division with a superb performance at a cold and windswept Alnwick Pastures on Saturday.

The Wearsiders moved from fourth to the top of the division by packing their six counters inside the first 37 finish...

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North East Victory In English National Championships
Published: Feb 27th, 08:44

Calum Johnson became the first North East runner to win the English National Cross Country Championship since former Chester-le-Street athlete, Michael Openshaw, competing for Birchfield, won at Durham in 2001.

Gateshead Harrier Johnson, one of triplets and a tri-athlete, surprised many wi...

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Double Gold for Jordan
Published: Feb 22nd, 08:04

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 Sunda...

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