Club Articles

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon Attempting To Go The Distance
Published: May 29th, 17:03

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon competes over unknown territory when she represents Britain in Romania later this year.

She competes in a team of five in the IAU (International Association of Ultra Runners) 50km World Championships in Brasov on September 1.

The double Olympian, who...

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Sunderland Harrier Liam Taylor Wins Pier-to-pier Race
Published: May 22nd, 18:19

Sunderland Harrier Liam Taylor’s homework paid off with first victory in the Sunderland Strollers Pier-Pier Race from South Shields to Roker.

The 33-year-old had, during the week, gone on a reconnaissance mission to look over the course and plan his route.

Athletes are free to choos...

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Sunderland Strollers Pier-to-Pier Race Set To Be Biggest Ever
Published: May 16th, 22:06

Sunderland Strollers will deliver their biggest ever Pier-to-Pier Race in its 22-year history on Sunday.

With over 1,400 entrants, the event has grown in size over the years to become the second biggest club organised race in the North East behind the Blaydon Race.

The race, establi...

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Sunderland Harrier Wins The Siglion Sunderland City 10K By Nearly Two Minutes
Published: May 14th, 11:28

Sunderland Harrier Oliver James won the Siglion Sunderland City 10km by a street after setting off the way he intended to finish - leading the 2,000 runners from the off in first place.

The 25-year-old, on a week’s holiday from his studies in the States where he has just finished his first...

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Thousands Of Runners Take On City's 10K & Half Marathon
Published: May 12th, 22:54

Crowds turned out in force to support a record breaking number of runners at this year's Run Sunderland Festival.

The sun shone down on the thousands of runners taking part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10K and half marathon this morning.

Spectators, joined by Mayor of Sunderland, ...

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Gunn Off The Mark For Sunderland Harriers
Published: May 11th, 07:59

Craig Gunn enjoyed his first win in the sport after leaving the unattached ranks and joining Sunderland Harriers just two years ago.

He was competing at Staveley, in the Lake District, in their festival of trail running where over 1,500 runners have the option of competing in events on the...

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Masterful Displays From Sunderland Harriers At The North East Masters Road Relay Championships
Published: May 6th, 19:48

Sunderland Harriers dominated the North East Masters Road Relay Championships at Hebburn by placing two teams in the first three, writes Kevin Carr.

The Sunderland Over-35-44 team and the Over-45-54 team finished first and third respectively out of 63 competing teams.

Both teams cam...

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Athletics Chief Appeals For Runners Not To Spoil Big Events
Published: May 2nd, 09:48

Following the North Tyneside 10k last week, where the winner ran in another person’s number, the North Eastern Counties Athletics Association has issued a statement.

Bill McGuirk, Chairman of NECAA and the North Tyneside 10k race referee, said: “Once again the North Tyneside 10k has attrac...

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Houghton Harrier Finishes Sixth With A Pb In 10K
Published: Apr 30th, 15:05

The first track championship of the year took place at Monkton with the opening North East Grand Prix hosting the Northern and North East 10,000m championship.

Due to the number of entries there were two races (A and B) over 25 laps of the track.

Middlesbrough and Cleveland’s Greg J...

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Remarkable Compson Battles Back From Cancer To Complete Manchester Marathon
Published: Apr 25th, 13:50

Just five weeks after finishing her treatment for cancer, Sunderland Harrier Coleen Compson was on the start line for the Manchester Marathon on April 7.

The Seaham athlete completed the marathon in 3.51 – her aim being to finish and if possible to get a sub four hours clocking and, consid...

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