• 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 […]

  • Jonathan Taylor crosses the finish line to win the Sunderland 10K race

    Thousands brave cold and wet conditions to run Sunderland 10K

    May 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Thousands took to the Wearside streets for the Sunderland 10k on Sunday morning despite the cold and wet conditions. Jonathan Taylor, from the Morpeth Harriers won the 10K run, while Elswick Harriers’ Justina Heslop won the women’s event. The Run Sunderland Festival also saw Tadele Mulugeta of Elswick Harriers win […]

  • Liam Roarty back to full health and ready for BUCS Outdoors

    Liam Roarty back to full health and ready for BUCS Outdoors

    April 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Liam Roarty is back to full health and is aiming to do the University of Sunderland proud with his return to the 1500 meters at the BUCS Outdoor Championships this weekend. Roarty first became involved in the 1500 meters in 2013 and has since taken part in a number of different […]

  • Amy Etherington, wearing white and green, crosses the line in third place

    Etherington taking the positives from BUCS debut

    February 21, 2016 at 8:30 am

    University of Sunderland athlete Amy Etherington is taking the positives from her performance at the BUCS Nationals. Etherington finished third in her 400m heat and was unable to progress through to today’s semi-finals. Commenting on her performance, Etherington said: “I wasn’t last, so it wasn’t that bad. “I thought my time might […]

  • Joey Williams in the long jump heats at BUCS Nationals

    BUCS Nationals Day Two: Athletics Round-Up

    February 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    It was a difficult day for Sunderland’s athletes in the BUCS Nationals, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. Joey Williams, Amy Etherington and Jake Jansen were both unable to qualify for tomorrow’s finals in their respective events. In the men’s long jump, Williams put in a gallant effort as he […]