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, established by club president Phil Tweddel, traces the coastline from South Shields to Roker, with runners facing disqualification if they run adjacent to the roads.
Wendy Chapman can bring the club more joy if she makes a successful attempt in defending her title.
She is in fine form after winning the women’s race in the Events of the North Sunderland 10km on Sunday.
Also in good form is last year’s runner-up, South Shields Harrier Luke Adams, the winner of the Run Cumbria Solway Half Marathon at the weekend in 72.54.
After the race starts at South Shields Pier and, after roughly one mile along the beach, the race moves to The Leas....