Athletics

  • Tanni Grey-Thompson on her struggles in life

    Tanni Grey-Thompson on her struggles in life

    February 16, 2015 at 10:29 am

    On Thursday night the University of Sunderland played host to an inspirational talk by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE, one of Britain’s most successful paralympians. Her speech Seize The Day was the name taken from her autobiography, as she explained how being born with spina bifida didn’t stop her blossoming into […]

     
  • UK Athletics director Tanni Grey-Thompson visits Sunderland University

    UK Athletics director Tanni Grey-Thompson visits Sunderland University

    February 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Director of UK Athletics and former Paralympic Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson speaks to SportsByte’s Zoe Vicarage during a visit to the University of Sunderland to speak to students about Seize the Day. Before the talk at the University’s St Peters campus SportsByte’s Zoe Vicarage spoke exclusively to the 11-time Paralympic Gold […]

     
  • North East Sport Fun Run hailed a “great success”

    North East Sport Fun Run hailed a “great success”

    August 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    North East Sport’s first Family Fun Run has been hailed as a “great success” – and they are looking to hold a similar event every year. Around 65 runners took part in the event on July 19 at Backhouse Park, which was being held to promote positive team learning through […]

     
  • Alyson Dixon (far left) was part of the leading pack at the Commonwealth Games marathon but was forced to pull out with an Achilles problem. Picture credit: Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

    Alyson Dixon remains upbeat despite injury woe in Commonwealths Marathon

    July 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Alyson Dixon is determined to remember her Commonwealth Games marathon for all the right reasons after suffering an Achilles problem and exiting the race between the 25K and 30K mark. Sunderland Stroller Dixon took to Twitter to thank the “amazing” crowds, and described the “roller-coaster” emotions of leading the marathon […]

     
  • Sunderland seek success in 20th edition of Commonwealth Games

    Sunderland seek success in 20th edition of Commonwealth Games

    July 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place tonight in Scotland’s largest City, Glasgow. Also known as the ‘Shipbuilding Capital of the World’, Glasgow will be hosting the games for the first time and the North East looks set to be well represented, with over twenty athletes competing […]

     
  • Sunderland Runs Race for Life to show support against Cancer

    Sunderland Runs Race for Life to show support against Cancer

    May 27, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Hordes of people turned up to Herrington Park in Penshaw on Sunday morning to show their support against cancer by running the annual Race for Life. The two races, 10k and 5k, drew in 1,700 people, most of whom were wearing pink and each with their own personal tribute to […]

     
  • Sunderland athletes reflect on BUCS Championships

    Sunderland athletes reflect on BUCS Championships

    May 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland was represented by four athletes competing in last weekends BUCS Championships in Bedford. The competition began on Saturday May 3, and ended on Monday May 5. This year counted the 7th competition and the University of Sunderland are just one institution out of 150 who competed. […]

     
  • Sunderland University well represented at BUCS championships

    Sunderland University well represented at BUCS championships

    May 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

    There were four athletes competing for the University of Sunderland at the BUCS championships this weekend with two representatives in the high jump, one in the 400M hurdles, and 1500M. Barry Maskell was the only athlete to make it through to the second day after he comfortably finished 4th in […]

     
  • University Chancellor Cram to help bring success at Rio Olympics

    University Chancellor Cram to help bring success at Rio Olympics

    April 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    University of Sunderland Chancellor Steve Cram has today announced that he has joined the British Athletics Endurance Programme and become an adviser and mentor to the nation’s athletes and coaches. The former 1500m world champion will become a key advisor for guiding and mentoring athletes and coaches. He already coaches […]

     
  • University helps Athletes prepare for Sahara marathon

    University helps Athletes prepare for Sahara marathon

    April 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    The University of Sunderland has been helping six athletes prepare for one of the toughest footraces on Earth as they get ready to run the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert. The six individuals from the North East are pushing their bodies to the limit as they look to […]