Two Olympians contested the Run Nation Dalton Park 10km multi-terrain race yesterday.
Border Harrier Tom Farrell and Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon both won their categories by big margins.
Farrell, who competed in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and made the 2015 World Championship final for the 5,000m, clocked 32.02, to win by nearly two and half minutes.
Having been on the injured list for nearly three years, he travelled down from Carlisle in the search of competition.
He started the race in the way he intended to finish by opening a big gap before leaving the Dalton Park Shopping Centre.
With runners behind him wondering who the runner in the green vest was.
It was new Sunderland Harrier Liam Taylor who watched the runner, with a 5,000m best of 13.10 disappear into the distance.
Taylor finished second on 32.24 and Gateshead Harrier Daniel Alexander was third (34.58)....