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 place in the 10 strong league, while the women are sixth.

Sunderland Harriers On Course For Mid-table Finish In North Eastern Harrier League.

The senior men will have the inform Michael Barker and Steve Rankin at the helm, both running from the medium pack in the six-mile handicap race.

League table: 1 Morpeth 5 points, 2 Tyne Bridge 11, 3 Durham City 17, 4 Sunderland Harriers 20, 5 Heaton 20, 6 Gateshead 21, 7 Elvet Striders 27, 8 Gosforth 31, 9 Wallsend 33, 10 Jarrow and Hebburn 35.

The Sunderland’s women’s team will be relying on Alice Smith, Nikki Woodward, Vikki Cotton, Nicole Hufton and Maria Davis.

League table: 1 Gateshead 13 points, 2 Heaton 16, 3 North Shields 16, 4 Tynedale 17, 5 Morpeth 18, 6 Sunderland Harriers 22, 7 Elvet Striders 23, 8 South Shields 26, 9 Tyne Bridge 29, 10 Alnwick 40.

The Sunderland Harriers Cross Country Grand Prix is reaching its conclusion with only three events to go.

After Saturday comes the National Cross Country Championships at Harewood House, Leeds, on Saturday, February 23, followed by the Alnwick Harrier League on March 2, that brings the competition to an end.

Following the Northern Cross Country Championships there have been changes at the top of the table.

Paul Redman leads with 32pts followed by Alice Smith (31), Darren Stoker moves into third on 28pts, Jenna Wilkinson jumps to fourth (27) and Steve Rankin comes in at fifth (27) and is among the prizes....

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