Athletics

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]