Junior delight for Sophie

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SUNDERLAND’S Sophie Burnett won the girls’ section of the Junior Great North Run on Saturday.

The Birtley Harrier clocked 14min 49sec to beat her clubmate Katie Gunn by just one second.

In the boys’ race, Sunderland Harrier Nicolas Killeen was 18th and Jack Smith 20th.

Houghton Harrier twins Eva and Lily Hardie finished third and fourth respectively in the younger age group race, with only two seconds separating them.

Sunderland Stroller Steve Rankin finished ninth in the senior 5k (17.29), which was won by Tyne Bridge Harrier Marc Fenwick (15.46).