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Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress posts impressive personal best despite stifling heat in London Marathon

Sunderland Harrier Kevin Jeffress’ gutsy performance in the stifling heat of the London Marathon saw him being rewarded with a personal best for the distance.

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Sunderland Harriers' Ian Ritchie, who makes his marathon debut in London this weekend.

Quartet of Sunderland Harriers eyeing capital gains

Four Sunderland Harriers compete in the London Marathon on Sunday with high hopes of gaining good results in the capital race.

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The top three in the Hartlepool Marina 5-Mile Road Race (from left): Dean Newton, winner Dominic Shaw and Josh Cowpenthwaite. Picture by Kevin Brady.

Dominic Shaw smashes record to win Hartlepool Marina five-mile Road Race

Dominic Shaw, last year’s runner-up in the Sunderland 5k, smashed his own record in the Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers’ Marina five-mile Road Race yesterday.

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Aly Dixon finished sixth in the women's marathon at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Sunderland's Aly Dixon misses out on Commonwealth Games medal but puts ghost of Glasgow to bed

“I’m a Mackem, and Mackems don’t give up," said Sunderland athlete Alyson Dixon after a gruelling Commonwealth Games marathon.

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Great Britain's Alyson Dixon (Sunderland Strollers) and Sonia Samuels celebrate after finishing the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon aiming high in Gold Coast Marathon

Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon will line up for her second Commonwealth Games Marathon on the Gold Coast in Australia on Sunday.

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Michael Wilson posted a personal best over 400m

Houghton Harrier Lee Dover claims eighth place in Port of Blyth 10k Road Race

Morpeth Harriers dominated Blyth Harriers’ Port of Blyth 10k Road Race yesterday.

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Steven Duffy.

Sunderland Harriers chase best marathon finishes

A group of Sunderland Harriers are heading to Manchester at the weekend for the Manchester Marathon.

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Record-breaker Will Bellamy.

Houghton Harriers mark anniversary in great style

Houghton Harriers, who celebrate their 70th anniversary this year, achieved their best ever endurance team result in the Elswick Harriers Senior Men’s Good Friday Road Relays at Newburn.

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Sunderland Harrier Ian Dixon, far right, leads the Durham Cathedral Veterans relay race.

Sunderland Harriers’ Marathon man Ian Dixon ready for London debut

Former footballer Ian Dixon’s late venture into athletics and endurance running has been rewarded by a number of significant performances.

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Sunderland Harrier Andy Powell was 12th after the first leg

Sunderland Harriers qualify for National finals in 12-stage Road Relay Championships

Sunderland Harriers made the long journey to Birkenhead worthwhile yesterday in the Northern Athletics Senior Men’s 12-stage Road Relay Championships.

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Nathan Reed, who has returned to competitive action

Sunderland Harriers’ Senior Men’s team look to build up a head of steam in Northern Athletics Championships

Sunderland Harriers Senior Men’s team are one of five North East clubs travelling to Birkenhead for the Northern Athletics 12-Stage Road Relay Championship on Sunday.

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Sunderland Harriers' women's team. Back, from left: Vikki Cotton, Coleen Compson, Linda Mudford, Lauren Flaxen,Catherine Purdy. Front: Lucy Forster, Nicola Woodward, Michelle Avery, Vicky Haswell

Sunderland Harriers’ women battle blizzards to clinch Harrier League promotion in style

Sunderland Harriers women’s team braved freezing conditions and blizzards to turn in their best performance of the season to gain promotion to the First Division of the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League.

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Josh Davis, who has received a late call-up

County’s youngsters go for medals in English Schools’ Cross Country Championships

A team of 48 county athletes will be contesting the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Temple Newsham, Leeds, on Saturday.

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Will Bellamy and Henry Johnson

Three medals for North East in Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship

The North Eastern Counties enjoyed a medal haul in the British Athletics Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough on Saturday.

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Sunderland Harrier Alice Smith

Two Sunderland Harriers make North Eastern Counties debut in Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships

Two Sunderland Harriers will make their North Eastern Counties debut in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough on Saturday.

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Alyson Dixon

Athletics: Aly Dixon settles for sixth place in London Big Half Marathon as preparations continue for Commonwealth Games

Alyson Dixon had to be satisfied with sixth place in the first Vitality London Big Half Marathon yesterday.

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Sunderland Harriers' Michelle Avery, who makes a return to competitive racing.

Sunderland Harriers’ women’s team face battle for North Eastern Harrier League promotion

The sixth and final Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League of the season takes place at Alnwick on Saturday.

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Houghton Harrier Will Bellamy

Birtley’s Christopher Perkins secures bronze medal in English National Cross Country

Under-13 Christopher Perkins was one of only two North East medallists in the English National Cross Country Championships at London on Saturday.

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Gateshead Harrier Lexie Ellis, formerly of Houghton Harriers, won the Under-13 shot (7.46) at the North East Indoor Championships at Gateshead last weekend.

Sunderland & Houghton Harriers target capital gain in National Cross Country Championships

Sunderland Harriers and Houghton Harriers will have a small party of runners travelling to London for Saturday’s Saucony English National Cross Country Championships.

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Nicola Woodward produced a storming run for Sunderland Harriers

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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