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

    Sunderland’s Dixon finishes Boston Marathon to climb fourth in British rankings

    April 18, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Double Olympian Alyson Dixon finished 16th in the women’s section of the 123rd Boston Marathon registering a time of 2.35.43 – her fifth fastest Marathon.   Dixon’s performance saw her rise to fourth place on the British all-time Over-40 Marathon list. The top three are Priscilla Welch (Ranelagh) with 2.26.51 in […]

  • Shaw and Hodgkinson victorious at Sunderland 5k

    Shaw and Hodgkinson victorious at Sunderland 5k

    July 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Dominic Shaw was a convincing winner in the Men’s race at the Sunderland 5k while Danielle Hodgkinson took the victory in the Women’s race as Sunderland Harriers’ women took an unlikely team victory. The race at Silksworth Sports Complex incorporated the Northern Championships, adding an extra dimension to proceedings. The […]

  • Carl Avery (far right) sets off

    Morpeth’s Avery second Brit home in Great Manchester Run

    May 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Morpeth Harriers’ Carl Avery finished in eighth place after his fine form continued in the Great Manchester Run.  Avery had the honour of being the second British runner home in a time of 00:30:48. He narrowly came behind the double Olympic and World champion Mo Farah who stormed home in […]

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    Michael Wilson breaks Gavin Massingham’s long-standing record

    May 2, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Sunderland Harriers’ Michael Wilson broke the 800m senior men’s club record in style in the Bryan Clay Invitational in Los Angeles, USA. He had beaten the 15-year-old record, set by previous holder Gavin Massingham (1.48.63) and has since been placed ninth on the UK Ranking lists. With 13 athletes in […]

  • Gateshead Olympian Ross Murray announces retirement

    Gateshead Olympian Ross Murray announces retirement

    January 29, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Gateshead Harrier Ross Murray has announced his retirement from athletics following years of injury problems after competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics. 27-year-old Murray competed in the 1500m at London 2012 and reached the semi-finals in what was his first major championships as a senior athlete. The North […]

  • GB’s Jack Martin disappointed with showing at Edinburgh Cross Country

    GB’s Jack Martin disappointed with showing at Edinburgh Cross Country

    January 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Sunderland born Jack Martin was left disappointed with his performance for Great Britain in the Senior Men’s race at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country on Saturday after illness had effected his build up. The former Sunderland Harrier, making his second appearance, for Great Britain said: “It was touch and go as […]

  • GB’s Jack Martin ready to test himself at Edinburgh Cross Country

    GB’s Jack Martin ready to test himself at Edinburgh Cross Country

    January 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Sunderland-born Jack Martin has been rewarded for his great form with a call up to the Great Britain Senior Men’s team for Saturday’s Great Edinburgh Cross Country. Martin, along with Hallamshire’s Andy Heyes, have been called up to replace injured duo Dewi Griffiths and Sam Stabler in the team. Former […]

  • Cameron Boyek (second from right) celebrates with his GB teammates

    Boyek takes gold as North East trio shine at Euro’s

    December 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Shildon athlete Cameron Boyek returned to Great Britain action on Sunday with a gold in the Senior Mixed Relay at the European Cross Country Championships  in Samorin, Slovakia. Boyek, the recent winner of the Scottish Short Course Cross Country Championships, ran the second leg and moved Great Britain into the lead […]

  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson attended the school to support the running initiative.

    Paralympic legend supports Daily Mile at North East school

    October 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

    “The children aren’t fit” were the words put to Elaine Wyllie, the head teacher of St Ninians primary school, four years ago. Her response was to send a class of year six pupils to run around a field for 15 minutes a day, whatever the weather, and that’s how The […]

  • Great Britain's Aly Dixon celebrates as she crosses the line during the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Commonwealth experience can help at Rio Olympics says Dixon

    May 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    As Sunderland’s newest Olympian, Alyson Dixon, re-starts training in preparation for Rio, the marathon runner says that qualification for this summer’s Olympics has already changed her life. Dixon was the fastest British women at the London Marathon just over two weeks ago – qualifying her to represent Team GB at […]