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Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon heads the British team in World Championship marathon

Alyson Dixon will be competing in her second World Championship marathon when she competes in London on Sunday, August 6.

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Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon finishes the Women's Virgin Money London Marathon

Brilliant Aly clinches World Championship place with outstanding London Marathon effort

Alyson Dixon smashed her personal best to retain her British Marathon title and gain selection for the World Championship with a brilliant performance in the London Marathon.

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Sunderland's Aly Dixon crosses the London Marathon finish line in a personal best time. Pic: PA.

Sunderland's Aly Dixon smashes her personal best as first Brit to cross line in London Marathon

Sunderland runner Aly Dixon was the first British runner to cross the line at today's London Marathon.
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Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon heads to London for Sundays Marathon.

Alyson Dixon ready for London Marathon with World Championships selection the goal

Alyson Dixon goes into Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon bidding to win selection for the World Championships in London in August.

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Sunderland Harrier Ian Dixon

On-song Ian Dixon leads the way as Sunderland Harriers secure team title in North Tyneside 10k

Just three days after steering Sunderland Harriers’ veteran team to victory in the Elswick Good Friday Road Relays, Ian Dixon was back on the road again in yesterday’s North Tyneside 10k.

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The start of the Hartlepool Marina race

Running boom shows no sign of slowing pace in North East

The race full signs have been popping up around a host of North East road races as the running boom continues at a remarkable pace.

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Runners in the sunshine in the Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers Marina five-mile race yesterday

Sunderland Harrier Alice in good form ahead of London Marathon

Sunderland Harrier Alice Smith is running into good form with less than two weeks before her London Marathon appearance on April 23.

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Sunderland Harrier Alice Smith.

Sunderland Harrier Alice Smith to take part in London Marathon with a longer-term target in mind

The marathon season is in full swing and the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23, will be the highlight for many.

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Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress

Patrick Martin triumphant on marathon debut

Patrick Martin made a winning marathon debut with victory in the Greater Manchester Marathon yesterday.

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Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress, left, is hoping for a good time in the Greater Manchester Marathon.

Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress targeting an England call-up with a good time in Greater Manchester Marathon

Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress is on the marathon trail again after an absence of four years.

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Tony Allinson

Sunderland Harriers’ solid show in 12-stage Road Relay Championship

Sunderland Harriers put in a solid performance to finish 19th in the Northern Athletics 12-stage Road Relay Championship at Blackpool on Saturday.

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Nathan Reed.

Reed returns to give Sunderland Harriers a boost for Northern 12-Stage Road Relay Championships

Sunderland Harriers are one of seven North East clubs travelling to Blackpool on Saturday for the Northern 12-Stage Road Relay Championships.

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Sunderland Harriers Tim Field (left) and Paul Merrison battle

Wind takes its toll in Thirsk 10-mile Road Race

A 1000-strong field took to the road s of North Yorkshire for the annual Thirsk 10-mile Road Race yesterday.

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Sunderland Harriers Under-15/17 girls team, left to right, Lydia Stoker, Eve Quinn and Sarah Knight.

Young athletes go for glory in English Schools’ Cross Country Championship in Norwich

The English Schools’ National Cross Country Championships is the most eagerly anticipated event of the winter for young athletes.

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North East runner Jonny Taylor (left) tracks winner Andy Vernon

North East senior men make it seven in a row in Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships

The North East senior men’s team went into the record books by equalling Lancashire’s seven team victories in a row at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Prestwold Hall on Saturday.

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Start of the senior mens medium pack in the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at Alnwick on Saturday. Picture by Hudson Stoker.

North East senior teams forced into making changes for Inter Counties Cross Country Championships and World Trials

The North East has been forced to make two changes to their senior teams for Saturday’s Inter Counties Cross Country Championships and World Trials at Loughborough, also on Saturday.

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Jake Jansen was the first Sunderland Harrier home at Alnwick

Sunderland Harriers’ women narrowly miss out on promotion on final day of Harrier League campaign

Defending senior men’s champions Sunderland Harriers had to settle for the runners-up position in the First Division of the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at the final fixture at Alnwick on Saturday.

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RUN: Runner Alyson Dixon braves the bad weather to take part in the Sunderland 10K and Half Marathon Event Picture: DAVID WOOD

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon runner-up in Trafford 10k

Alyson Dixon continued her preparations for world marathon championship selection in London in August by finishing runner-up in yesterday’s Trafford 10k Road Race.

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Sunderland Harrier Aidan Crowe (8419) makes his way through the big field with an improved performance in the National Cross Country Championships at Nottingham.

Sunderland Harriers looking to clinch second place in the North Eastern Harrier League

The final North Eastern Harrier League fixture takes place at Alnwick on Saturday where promotions and relegations from the various leagues will come to a conclusion after a long winter season.

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Sunderland Harrier Jack Tallentire (right) fights to the finish in the junior men's race at the National Cross Country Championships in Nottingham

Encouraging performances in the National Cross Country Championships

With more than 8.000 entries and massive fields, it was always going to be a big challenge for clubs to get among the medals in the English National Cross Country Championships at Nottingham on Saturday.

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