Nine pictures of the Ashbrooke Road relay races in Sunderland in 2009

Runners galore in these 2009 scenes

The Ashbrooke Road relay races were keenly contested 15 years ago.

Were you there when the Echo photographer turned up to film the keen runners in 2009.

Here are nine photos which show contestants setting off, handing over to colleagues and supporting their pals.

See if you can spot a familiar face.

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