Club Articles

Local Clubs Gunning For National Success
Published: Feb 20th, 18:52

The English National Cross Country Championships takes place at Harewood House, Leeds, on Saturday,

And Sunderland Harriers, Houghton Harriers and Sunderland Strollers, will all be in attendance.

Ian Byett, secretary of the English Cross Country Association, said: “Entries for thi...

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Parkrun Gains For Local Runners
Published: Feb 20th, 18:33

Following the cancellation of the Royal Signals North Eastern Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday, athletes flooded to local parkruns for the stimulus of competition.

Many personal bests were set as hundreds of runners were determined to get something out of t...

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Council Red Tape Stops Hetton Lyons Race In Its Tracks
Published: Feb 13th, 10:54

Hundreds of runners will be denied the opportunity of competing in the North Eastern Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday.

Council red tape has forced the North Eastern Counties AA to call off the event after talks failed to find a solution to the problem.


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Sunderland Harriers Tough It Out To Move On Up
Published: Feb 11th, 21:59

Sunderland Harriers moved up one place to third in the First Division of the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at Thornley Hall Farm on Saturday.

This was a venue for the real “Toughs of the Track” with a farmland course consisting of rough pastures, a ploughed field and a mountai...

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Sunderland Harriers On Course For Mid-table Finish In North Eastern Harrier League
Published: Feb 7th, 15:14

The penultimate North Eastern Harrier League takes place at Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee on Saturday.

Sunderland Harriers, who have both their men’s and women’s teams in the First Division, look likely to finish around mid-table in both leagues.

The senior men are lying in fourth pl...

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Barker Produces a Masterful Display At North East Masters’ Cross Country Championships
Published: Feb 5th, 21:41

The North East Masters’ Cross Country Championships attracted one of their biggest entries for years at the Rising Sun Sports ground at Wallsend on Saturday.

The venue, a former pit heap, now a grassed area, looked a winter picture with its snow covered hills and picturesque landscape, wh...

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Sunderland Athletes Have Medal Potential At North East Masters’ Cross Country Championships
Published: Jan 30th, 19:49

Sunderland Harriers and Sunderland Strollers have a good few athletes entered that have medal potential in the North East Masters’ Cross Country Championships at Wallsend on Saturday.

At the Masters’ Championship at Darlington last year, Sunderland Harriers won two men’s team titles and on...

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Disappointing Return At Championships For Sunderland Athletes
Published: Jan 26th, 09:34

Sunderland had another disappointing Durham Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Barnard Castle on Saturday.

They won just one bronze medal in the contested eight events and only managed to finish two full teams of six runners.

There are many reasons being put forward why the res...

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Sunderland Harrier Jeffress Misses Chance To Defend Masters Title
Published: Jan 16th, 23:28

Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress will miss out on the defence of his North East Masters’ Cross Country title at Wallsend on Saturday, February 2.

The Seaham athlete will be in Torremolinos for the Half Marathon on the following day.

“I’m a bit gutted that I will miss the Vets cha...

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Dominant Sunderland Harriers Produce A Masterful Display
Published: Jan 14th, 15:47

Sunderland Harriers dominated the North East Masters’ Cross Country Relay Championships at Birtley yesterday

The hurried arranged fixture following the cancellation of the Durham City Harriers event at the Race Course was a huge success for Birtley Harriers with 171 teams entered.


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