Athletics

  • Alumni Achiever Jonathan Riall attends the Sunderland University Winter Graduation ceremony at the Stadium of Light. Picture credit: David Wood

    Team GB’s Paratriathlon coach awarded Alumni Achiever of the Year

    December 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Former University of Sunderland student, Jonathon Riall, has been awarded Alumni Achiever of the Year at the recent University Winter Graduation Ceremony. Now head coach of Team GB’s Paratriathlon team, who will be making their debut next summer at the Paralympic Games in Rio, Riall graduated less than a decade […]

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

    Dixon on injuries, Rio Olympics and Fabio Borini

    November 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Video by Ryan Gray, Clinton Forde, Stephanie Finnegan and Michael Ramsay.  Team GB marathon runner Aly Dixon speaks to SportsByte about the injury that ended her Commonwealth Games and her hopes of competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016. The Sunderland runner also speaks about how a trip to Flamingo Land […]

     
  • Team GB runner Dixon demands stricter sanctions for doping

    Team GB runner Dixon demands stricter sanctions for doping

    November 11, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Team GB marathon runner Aly Dixon has backed calls for Russia to be banned from next year’s Olympic Games following their implication in the World Anti-Doping Agency commission report. The Sunderland native has claimed that harsher punishments need to be imposed if widespread cheating is to be eradicated from the […]

     
  • Sunderland’s Shorten reflects on BUCS Outdoors

    Sunderland’s Shorten reflects on BUCS Outdoors

    May 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    University of Sunderland athlete Damian Shorten admitted he didn’t do as well as he would have liked at the BUCS Outdoor Championships, despite reaching the high jump final.  Shorten equaled his personal best of 1.95m at the Indoor Championships earlier this year, but only managed to clear 1.85m in the […]

     
  • 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 […]