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Athletics

Sunderland Harriers hit back to pip Sunderland Strollers to Over-35s silver medals in Royal Signals Relay

A ding-dong battle between Sunderland Harriers and Sunderland Strollers in the Royal Signals North East Road Relay Championships Over-35 four-stage Road Relay for the silver medals was a highlight at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday.

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Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon.

Alyson Dixon Signals start of competitive year with Hetton Lyons Country Park Championships

Commonwealth Games-bound Alyson Dixon, just back after four weeks training at altitude in Kenya, will have her first race of the year at Hetton on Saturday.

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Sunderland Harrier Nicola Woodward

Athletics: Sunderland Harriers’ women on course for first ever promotion to the Harrier League’s top flight

Sunderland Harriers’ women are on course for promotion to the First Division of the North Eastern Harrier League after winning the penultimate event at Thornley Hall Farm on Saturday.

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Main picture: Sunderland Harriers Ian Dixon (18) and Kevin Jeffress (62) lead the North East Masters Cross Country Championships in the earlier stages. Picture by David Aspen.

North East Senior Men’s team aiming to be record breakers

The North East Senior Men’s team bid to beat Lancashire’s record number of team victories in the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough on Saturday, March 10.

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Sunderland Harriers' winning women's team Left to right: Nicola Woodward, Alice Smith and Coleen Compson

Sunderland Harriers enjoy golden double in the North East Masters’ Cross Country Championship at Darlington

Sunderland Harriers scored a glorious winning double in the North East Masters’ Cross Country Championships at Darlington on Sunday.

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Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress.

Sunderland Harriers’ Jeffress hopes to go fourth and conquer at North East Masters

Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress defends his North East Masters’ Cross Country title at Darlington on Sunday.

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Houghton Harrier Lydia James

Athletics: North East dominate in Northern Cross Country Championships, with five gold medals out of 10

The North East dominated the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships at Harewood House, Leeds, on Saturday.

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Eva Hardie and Anna Pigford, who finished fifth and fourth respectively in the intermediate girls race at the County Schools Championships at Barnard Castle.

Sunderland Harriers pinning hopes of Northern Cross Country success on Under-20s men’s team

The Northern Cross Country Championships moves to a new venue when they are staged on Saturday at Harewood House, Leeds.

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Henry Johnson was a convincing winner for West Wearside

Young athletes show their mettle in the snow for Durham County Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Tough young athletes braved freezing conditions and a snow-covered course to contest the Durham County Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Barnard Castle on Saturday.

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Sunderland Harrier Vicky Haswell.

Impressive Sunderland Harrier eyes World V35 800m

Sunderland Harrier Vicky Haswell has resurrected her athletics career and her performances are starting to catch the eye.

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Sunderland Harrier Ian Dixon

Sunderland Harriers miss out on fourth successive Cathedral Over-35 Relay success

Sunderland Harriers’ run of victories in the Durham City Cathedral Over-35 Cross Country Relay came to an end at Maiden Castle yesterday.

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Sunderland Harriers' Oliver James.

Sunderland Harrier Oliver James’ double delight in Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League fixture

Oliver James’ pulsating performance in the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at Herrington Country Park on Saturday was thought to be the first time a runner from the slow pack had won the race and also clocked the fastest time.

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The start of the senior men's race at the North East Harrier League Cross Country event at Herrington Country Park on Saturday. Picture by Kevin Brady

Sunderland Harriers capitalise on home advantage in North Eastern Harrier League meeting

Sunderland Harriers took advantage of their home fixture to score a golden double in the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League at Herrington Country Park on Saturday.

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A Herrington Country Park path that is in a poor state.

Sunderland Harriers miss out on major championships due to state of Herrington Country Park route

Sunderland Harriers’ hopes of staging the Northern Athletics 12-Stage and Six-Stage Road Relay Championships at Herrington Country Park have been dashed.

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Sir Mo Farah won last year's race. Pic: PA.

Great North Run 2018 entry ballot open

The race for places in the world’s biggest half marathon begins today.

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Alyson Dixon

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon shines in Madrid

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon got her New Year off to a great start in the famous San Silvestre Vallecana 10k in Madrid.

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Morpeth Harriers double Olympian Laura Weightman.

A debut to remember for Morpeth’s Laura Weightman

Two North East athletes tasted sweet victories in the Ribble Valley 10k, which also included the Northern Athletics Championship, at Clitheroe yesterday, writes Kevin Carr.

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The start line for the Christmas Pudding Run

Powell family double up for Christmas Pudding Run success

It was a great day for the Powell family in the Sunderland Harriers’ Christmas Pudding Run at Silksworth Sports Complex yesterday.

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Nicola Woodward.

Tewelde secures festive Saltwell 10k honours

Abraham Tewelde, of the host club, defended his title in the Saltwell Harriers 10k Road Race.

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Mark Hood.

England’s oldest road race - The Saltwell Harriers 10K - celebrates its 106th anniversary

The Saltwell Harriers 10k, England’s oldest road race, celebrates its 106th anniversary on Saturday.

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