Club Articles


Grand Prix Prizes for Senior Mud Skippers
Published: Jan 7th, 16:00

The Sunderland Harriers Cross Country Grand Prix is at the halfway stage of the season with the penultimate Harrier League fixture at Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee, on Saturday.

Following that comes the Northern Championships at Pontefract Park on Saturday 29th of January, the Sherman Cup a...

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2021 Pudding Run No Handicap for Glenn Forster
Published: Jan 1st, 10:14

Former international marathon runner Glenn Forster beat the handicapper to win the Sunderland Harriers Christmas Pudding Run at Silksworth Sports Complex. The race, a sealed handicap, is devised to give every participant an equal chance of winning the race, whatever their ability.

The cou...

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SUNDERLAND HARRIERS CHRISTMAS PUDDING RUN ON BOXING DAY 2021
Published: Nov 13th 2021, 18:09

Sunderland Harriers are celebrating the return of their annual Christmas Pudding Run on Boxing Day (Sunday 26th December) at Silksworth Sports Complex.

For those of you who haven't partaken in this seasonal event, it's your chance to give it a try. For those who have enjoyed the event sin...

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Halfway Stage in the Harrier League
Published: Nov 12th 2021, 15:49

The North Eastern Harrier League marked the halfway stage of the season at Lambton Park.

And there is evidence that participation in the league is gradually getting back to normal despite on-going concerns over the Covid Pandemic. The biggest fields of the season were seen at Lambton wher...

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Prelude to NEHL at Lambton Estate
Published: Oct 27th 2021, 10:53

Sunderland Harriers finished in third place in the second fixture of the North Eastern Harrier League to keep their title hopes alive after another consistent performance at Druridge Bay. The Wearsiders’ finished in third place behind winners Tyne Bridge and Morpeth Harriers and go into the thir...

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Defibrillator for Silksworth Track
Published: Oct 4th 2021, 13:51

Following tenacious work by Debra James, Sunderland Harriers have purchased a Defibrillator from Cardioproof to be stored handily at trackside for use in any cardiac emergency during track sessions.

Although the Ski Lodge possesses its own machine, time is vital in a cardiac emergency. ...

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Jordan Beavers Pips Stevenson's Record
Published: Aug 11th 2021, 20:14

An invitation to compete against Olympian Richard Kilty in the Tynedale Invitational Sprints at Hexham inspired Jordan Beavers to smash the Sunderland Harriers 100m record which has stood for 27 years. He dipped under 11 seconds for the first time in smashing Phillip Stevenson’s long-standing re...

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Craig Gunn - Running for Enjoyment
Published: Jul 27th 2021, 09:16

Sunderland Harrier Craig Gunn was a late comer to athletics and is now trying to make up for lost time. He was 29 when he joined Sunderland Harriers having been a leisurely jogger previously and a footballer from being young.

Playing football lasted until his mid- 20’s before realising he...

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Michael Barker Gets Quicker with Age!
Published: Jul 6th 2021, 16:14

Sunderland Harrier Michael Barker has international selection on his mind when he competes in the England Masters’ Cross Country Championship in October. He bids to catch the selectors eye for the Over-40 team in the the British and Irish Masters’ International in Dublin in November. He has got...

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Steve Rankin - Man for a Challenge
Published: Jun 25th 2021, 11:32

Sunderland Harrier Steve Rankin likes nothing better than a challenge when it comes to taking on an athletics feat of endurance.

It was the 2016 Blaydon Race, the second biggest North East Road Race behind the Great North Run, that his powers of endurance first came to light. Running his...

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