Rachel Strolls to victory

Rachel Ball.
Rachel Ball.
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SUNDERLAND Strollers took part in the Hardmoors 26.2 race series held at Whitby

This is a challenging off-road event with 10k, half marathon and marathon course options.

Rachel Ball triumphed in the women’s half marathon, clocking 1.55.20.

Malcolm Cox took home first over- 50 prize for the 10k and Michael Edwards and Jon Davies finished fifth and sixth respectively in the half marathon.

H The Brampton to Carlisle ten-mile road race, which includes the Northern Championship, takes place on Saturday at 11.30am. Sunderland Harrier Brian Rushworth won the race in 1993, clocking 47:37.

£100 is on offer, if the winner of the race can beat 49mins and 55mins (women).