Club Articles

38 Years of Athletics at the Silksworth Track
Published: Jan 14th, 13:36

During the first lockdown, the Silksworth all-weather track became a hive of activity for athletes from around the North East and beyond to ensure their training did not go amiss.

They made their way to Silksworth as all other tracks in the region were closed due to Covid-19.
 With n...

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Brian Bewick Wins Smiles In Gambia
Published: Dec 31st 2020, 10:10

Sunderland Harrier Brian Bewick’s life changed direction completely in 2015 when his wife presented him with his birthday present.
For many years he had harboured the desire to do voluntary work in one of the world’s poorest countries and also get to run with the locals.
In the birthd...

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Results of the 2020 Boxing Day Pudding Run
Published: Dec 26th 2020, 17:12

I would like to say a massive thank you to all those that participated in today's Pudding Run, not the best conditions to race in but nevertheless a huge well done.
I would like to say an even BIGGER THANK YOU to all the Marshalls that gave up their own time to brave the conditions and to ...

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Andy Graham seeks National Honours with the Royal Blues
Published: Dec 20th 2020, 19:20

Former Wallsend Harrier middle distance runner Andy Graham has transferred to Sunderland Harriers following his move to Seaham.

The 37-year-old was encouraged to join the club through the Wearsiders having a strong endurance veterans’ section.

It is particularly strong in the Over-3...

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Stephen Has Gone Back To His Roots
Published: Nov 30th 2020, 11:09

Stephen Jackson has gone back to his roots to improve his hopes of becoming a much improved marathon runner after joining Sunderland Harriers.

The former Elvet Strider, who was born in Sunderland but lives in Durham, is seeking the help of Sunderland Harriers former international marathon ...

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Colleen And Evie Turn Their Hand To Coaching
Published: Nov 17th 2020, 12:46

Sunderland Harriers Colleen and Evie Compson are the first mother and daughter from the club to turn their hand to coaching.

They will embark on their coaching pathway by taking the coaching assistant course and this forms the first step in their commitment to that process.


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Allan McManus - Monumental Leader
Published: Nov 5th 2020, 22:44

Joining Sunderland Harriers to lose weight opened-up new avenues for Allan McManus as his athletics career took on a more responsible role.

While he may not hit the headlines with his performances, he more than makes up with that by his contribution to the club through his group training s...

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Another Story From The Monkey House
Published: Oct 23rd 2020, 17:22

The Echo has been pivotal in bringing three former Sunderland Harriers together again after a period of nearly 60 years.

All three former Monkwearmouth Grammar School pupils, Ian Halliwell, Allan Dodds, and Graeme Kent were featured on the Harriers’ photo call of 1963.

Kent is the l...

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More memories from the Americas
Published: Oct 7th 2020, 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 2020, 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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