Sunderland Harriers’ senior men need a repeat of their performance of the opening Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at Druridge Bay on Sunday - if they are to sustain their push for honours.
At Wrekenton last Saturday, they won the team race to go top of the First Division with good performances from the club’s slow and fast pack runners in the handicap race.
It was the slow pack men of Michael Thompson, Steve McMahon and Graeme Pullan, who all finished in the top 23, who got the team score off to a great start.
They were backed by fast pack men Ian Dixon in 37th, who just got the better of his clubmate Kevin Jeffress 38th, by one second to finish fourth and fifth club team counters.
The team scoring was closed by evergreen Over-55 veteran Paul Merrison in 69th.
Club team manager Albert James said:
“It was a great performance from the lads, now we have it all to do again on Sunday. It is a tall order, but we are capable of another top performance if they all turn out again.”
“We should also have slow pack men David Wilkinson and Craig Gunn available for Sunday.”
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