Sunderland Harrier Michael Barker notched up his second win in the Trail Outlaws Branches and Bays 10k Trail race at Seaham.

The race starts at Hawthorn and the route goes through the woodland of Hawthorn Dene before the running of the Bays of Hawthorn Hive and The Blast Beach.

The 38-year-old stopped the clock on 40.14 to win by over 90 seconds from David Gill of the Trail Outlaws who recorded 41.47.

Barker Wins 2nd 10k Seaham Trail Race.

Washington Running Club had Over-40 Tim Jones who finished third and first veteran  in 42.57. Clubmate Peter Setterfield took fourth (45.15).

Sunderland Harrier Over-50 Darren Fletcher was 16th and third Over-50 (48.05). Liz Turner of Penny Lane Striders was first women in 24th (49.29).

Sunderland Harrier Liam Taylor clocked his fastest time on the course to win the Run Nation 10k multi terrain race at Dalton Park yesterday.

He recorded 33.50 to beat his 34.02 from 2018 to claim his second victory in the event.

The race developed into a two horse duel between Taylor and Stephen Jackson, the winner of the Sunderland Half Marathon. Both runners were out of sight of the rest of the field with Taylor tucked in behind his rival as he sheltered from the strong winds along the open aspects of the course.

But, with just over one mile to go, Taylor made his move, leaving the Elvet Strider in his wake to win by nine seconds.

In third place was Sunderland Stroller Chris Dwyer who finished in 38.01.

Hannah Jacobson won the women’s race in 40.40. Houghton Harrier Lee Dover won the 5k in 17.25.

Previously, on Wednesday, Taylor was just two seconds off  his personal best when finishing sixth in the Gateshead Harriers 5k Road Race on the Newcastle-Gateshead quayside.

He clocked 15.23 in the race where winner Calum Johnson equalled Lewis Moses course record with 14.34.