Club Articles


More memories from the Americas
Published: Oct 7th, 14:55

Another name from the past has been in touch with Sunderland Harriers following the club picture of 1963 featured in the Echo.

Allan Dodds, 73, who lives in San Diego in retirement, ironically like Ian Halliwell, who was featured in the previous article, emigrated to Canada and then to the...

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Memories of a Royal Blue in the USA
Published: Sep 18th, 10:19

A former Sunderland Harrier has rekindled his link with the club after a period of 58 years.

Ian Halliwell a former Monkwearmouth Grammar School pupil and one of a group of talented athletes at the school during the 1960s, got in touch with the Harriers after discovering a Sunderland Harr...

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Paul Redman's Charity Virtual London Marathon Run in Memory of Len Christopher
Published: Sep 9th, 09:50

Len Christopher was a most valued member of Sunderland Harriers for over 28 years, competing for the club in road races and cross country events. He helped as a volunteer for the club for many years and used his experience to support other club members.

To raise money for Len's chosen cha...

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Permanent change to the date of the AGM
Published: Sep 1st, 11:11

With Covid 19 threatening to prevent the normal AGM in October, Michael Hill sent this proposal to our Chairman, Kevin Carr,
I would like to propose under rule 9 and 10 of Sunderland Harriers constitution that the date of the Annual General Meeting be moved on a permanent basis to April. ...

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Junior virtual 5 and 3k run
Published: Jul 18th, 17:57

JUNIOR VIRTUAL 5 AND 3k FREE!!!!
An individual virtual run for junior members 15 years old and under.
(16 year old can enter the senior run via the link https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2020/GBR/sunderland5k/}
From tomorrow Sunday the 19th July and Monday 27th July each en...

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Great North Run, the early years. 1983/84
Published: Jun 26th, 17:56

As expected and hoped for by some the GNR has been cancelled due to covid 19 therefore we continue to look back at the early years in particular 1983 and 84. As before the article is taken from the magazine issued in 1991 by ‘Diet Coke Great North Run’. By 1983 the fame of the GNR was starting t...

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Sunderland ‘virtual’ 5km 2020
Published: Jun 25th, 19:40

The annual Sunderland 5km, including the Northern Athletics championships, was scheduled to take place at Silksworth Sports Complex on Thursday 23rd July. Unfortunately as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic the competition is not able to take place, though it will return to Silksworth as the No...

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Great North Run, the early years.
Published: Jun 4th, 17:34

This September the Great North Run is due to celebrate its 40th birthday, while we all wait to see if it will happen, I took time to look back at some of the earlier years. In 1991 the ‘Diet Coke Great North Run’ issued a magazine inside of which there was an article detailing the first ten years...

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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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