Athletics

  • Steve Cram “pleased” with turn out despite wet conditions

    Steve Cram “pleased” with turn out despite wet conditions

    May 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    The pouring rain didn’t stop thousands of runners and fund-raisers taking part in the Sunderland City 10k and Half Marathon on Sunday May 3. Crowds cheered on professional athletes and fun-runners, some in fancy dress, as they made their way around the city. Both races were started by members of […]

     
  • The runners start the Sunderland 10K in rainy conditions at the Stadium of Light

    Indelbu and Dixon lead runners at annual Sunderland 10k

    May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    The annual Sunderland City 10k took place on Sunday, with thousands of runners battling the dreadful weather conditions to complete the 6.2mile course. Started by members of Sunderland Ladies Football Team, Middlesbrough-based athlete and London 2012 Paralympic Silver medallist Wondiye Indelbu was the first to cross the line at the […]

     
  • Dixon is once again the favourite to win the Sunderland 10K this weekend

    Run Sunderland Festival prepares for girl power invasion

    May 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Organisers of the Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10K have announced that both races will be started by members of the Sunderland Ladies football squad, following a mass warm up led by fitness entrepreneur and star of The Apprentice, Katie Bulmer-Cooke as Girl power looks set to dominate the 2015 Run […]

     
  • Mother who beat cancer to run Sunderland 10K with family

    Mother who beat cancer to run Sunderland 10K with family

    April 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    A mother who was diagnosed with cancer is running with her family and two of their closest friends in the fifth annual Sunderland 10k fun run on May 3. Julie Douglas, from Sunderland, was given the news 18 months ago that she had skin cancer. She has since had it […]

     
  • Steve Cram visits Sunderland to discuss Olympic legacy

    Steve Cram visits Sunderland to discuss Olympic legacy

    February 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Steve Cram CBE delivered a thought provoking talk, highlighting the reasons why we should host major sporting events in the UK.  The Chancellor of the University of Sunderland was the fourth guest speaker in the 2014/15 Discover Series, which he launched two years ago. The former athlete, who is a […]

     
  • Liam Roarty loving life at Sunderland Harriers

    Liam Roarty loving life at Sunderland Harriers

    February 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Sunderland Harriers runner Liam Roarty is loving life in the North East of England after making the move from the Republic of Ireland to study at the University of Sunderland. Roarty is an Irish-born, second year Sport and Exercise student at the University of Sunderland. Since the move to England […]

     
  • Shorten misses out on new PB in High Jump final

    Shorten misses out on new PB in High Jump final

    February 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland Athletics team had one athlete competing on BUCS Nationals finals day at the EIS in Sheffield on Sunday. Damian Shorten finished in 7th place in the men’s High Jump final, but misses out on a new PB. Sunderland High Jumper, Shorten, made it into the final […]

     
  • Shorten qualifies for BUCS High Jump final

    Shorten qualifies for BUCS High Jump final

    February 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    University of Sunderland’s athletes had a mixed day of success and disappointment on the track and field at the second day of the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield. Damian Shorten stole the limelight for Sunderland, matching his PB of 1.95m to progress into Sunday’s final of the High Jump, but runner […]

     
  • More success for Sunderland Harriers

    More success for Sunderland Harriers

    February 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    The Sunderland Harriers Athletics Club enjoyed a successful run out at the 2015 Royal Signals Relay Races at Hetton Lyons Park on Saturday.  Dave Savage, Harriers Club Captain and coach to the Senior/Veteran Men and Women, said it was a “bit of a hectic” run up to the event, but […]

     
  • Sunderland Strollers preparing for biggest race in North East

    Sunderland Strollers preparing for biggest race in North East

    February 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland Strollers running club are continuing to go from strength to strength with Chairman Phil Watson expecting a record turn out at the clubs annual “Pier to Pier” event. The Strollers is a renowned running club based at Ashbrooke Sports Club, having over 300 members with an age range of […]