Marathon of the North

  • Founder of Marathon of the North Steve Cram with Sunderland Harrier's Dave Savage, Sunderland Strollers Rachel Ball & Steve Rankin, & Steve Campion

    Sunderland Festival of Running offers Dublin trip

    January 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Organisers of the 2014 Sunderland Festival of Running have announced that the winners of the Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k will receive a trip for four to Ireland, as well as a cash prize. The two races will start and finish at The Stadium of Light and will take […]

     
  • Action from this years Marathon of The North held in Sunderland. Photo by Zoë Vicarage Photography

    Marathon of the North suspended from Run Sunderland Festival

    November 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Organisers of the 2014 Run Sunderland Festival have announced the revised race program for 2014 which includes the Sunderland City Half Marathon and the Sunderland City 10k, however the Marathon of the North will not take place. Event officials have announced that the Marathon of the North will be suspended […]

     
  • Aly Dixon celebrates winning the women's City of Sunderland 10K. Photo by Zoë Vicarage Photography

    People out in force for Marathon of the North despite windy conditions

    April 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Despite the windy conditions making the course difficult, it didn’t stop runners and spectators from coming out in their thousands for the Marathon of the North on Sunday. This year’s event was the second year for the Marathon of the North, with the BQ Relay race added and the half marathon for […]

     
  • Action from this years Marathon of The North held in Sunderland. Photo by Zoë Vicarage Photography

    Weynay Ghebresilasie wins Marathon of the North Sunderland 10k

    April 29, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Eritrean London 2012 flag-bearer Weynay Ghebresilasie won the Sunderland 10k at the second Marathon of the North. Ghebresilasie, who who was participating in his first 10k road race, is currently an asylum seeker in Sunderland and was representing Sunderland Harriers & AC. The 19-year-old finished with a time of 32:51 but […]

     
  • Jake Harrison wins 2013 Marathon of the North

    Jake Harrison wins 2013 Marathon of the North

    April 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Leicester Tri runner Jake Harrison won the second ever Marathon of the North Yesterday on what was his first attempt to run a marathon. Harrison battled through cold and windy conditions to cross the line at the Stadium of Light in an impressive two hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds. After the race, […]

     
  • Steve Cram confident ahead of Marathon of the North

    Steve Cram confident ahead of Marathon of the North

    April 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Olympic champion Steve Cram is confident ahead of the second ever Marathon of the North which will take place across Sunderland tomorrow. Event organiser, Cram was joined at a press conference at the Stadium of Light by two North East harriers who completed the Boston course, with the second Marathon […]

     
  • Boston runners to participate in Marathon of the North

    Boston runners to participate in Marathon of the North

    April 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Two runners from the Boston Marathon are in Sunderland this weekend to take part in the Marathon of the North. Craig Smith of the Heaton Harriers will be volunteering on the course, while Ean Parsons of Sedgefield Harriers will be running in the marathon. Smith was in the medical tent […]

     
  • Steve Edwards: Marathon world record holder

    Steve Edwards: Marathon world record holder

    February 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

    In the second of our Marathon of the North Life Stories series, Mark Hodgson meets Steve Edwards, the man who holds the Guinness World record for the quickest average marathon time……… Few men have run over 100 marathons. Fewer men have run over 500 hundred marathons. And only one man […]

     
  • Marathon of the North – Life Stories

    Marathon of the North – Life Stories

    February 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    The second annual Marathon of the North is just ten weeks away and SportsByte will be bringing you the inspirational stories behind this year’s runners. Last year’s event, which began and ended at the Stadium of Light, was a huge hit with more than 2,000 runners competing in the Marathon […]

     
  • Runners take part in last year's first Marathon of the North

    Team relay event added to Marathon of the North festival

    January 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

    With 100 days to go, world champion athlete and former world record holder Steve Cram has issued a call to action to aspiring runners throughout the North East. Today marks exactly 100 days to go until the Marathon of the North, Half Marathon of the North, Sunderland City 10k and […]