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Sunderland Harriers & AC.

Formed in 1897 and over the past century have promoted the sport of Athletics throughout the NE of England and beyond.

During this time the club has achieved success at national level at road running and cross country over a wide range of age groups.

Prospective members of all abilities are welcome to join Sunderland Harriers from the age of nine years-old. The club provides coaching, facilities and opportunities for all members to participate in athletics and improve their performance.

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Running Number: Race Numbers will be issued from the registration area of Silksworth Sports complex on the day of the race from 6.30pm onwards. The number must be worn on the front of your vest and must not be mutilated or folded.

Please ensure that the medical information requested on the reverse of your number is correctly completed.

i-pods and other musical devices should not be worn.

The START and ASSEMBLY area: The assembly area is on the approach path to the complex from the direction of Silksworth. All participants should be at this point no later than 7.05pm. Please line up as per your estimated finishing time, the race will start at 7.15.

Changing Accommodation: Changing facilities and showers are available within the ski slope changing rooms. NO baggage should be left in the changing area. Please use the lockers. Tokens are available at the reception. The organisers will accept no liability for loss of, or damage to, competitors' property.

Car Parking: There are ample parking facilities at Silksworth Sports Complex.

Toilets: Toilets are available within the Ski slope complex and the Puma Tennis Centre.

Route & Refreshment Station: The course is fast traffic free UKA measured 5k. Marshalls will be at junctions, so please obey their instructions. Please be aware that pedestrians use the complex. Each kilometre is marked accurately. One refreshment station is provided at the end of the 5k. A course map will be available to view at the entry desk at the complex.

First Aid: British Red Cross will provide medical help on route should you need it. If you are unable to finish, try to walk to the first aid post at the finish of the race or signal you need help to the marshals out on the course.
The Finish: Having finished please keep moving in the same order. Please ensure your number is clearly visible. Refreshments will be available in the Puma tennis centre, a short walk from the finish.

Prizes: Prizes and medals for the North East Championships will be presented at the end of the race in the Ski Lodge at Silksworth Sports complex.

Results: Results be on view shortly after the conclusion of the race. They will also be posted on the Sunderland Harriers website.



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The Farringdon 'Open' XC Races, Farringdon, Sunderland

Sat 13th September 2014

The meeting starts at 12 noon with the Under 11 (Boys and Girls) age group racing over the shortened 1km route and finishes with the Snr Womens race at 1.50pm (over the standard 1.8m loop). Prizes and medals are presented immediately after each race finish and the whole event is expected to be all over by about 2.15.

The race schedule is very condensed and is anticipated that the busy programme will promise a feast of cross country racing for athletes and spectators alike. The cross country takes place on the fields next to Farringdon Community Sports College, parking is available (and recommended) at Silksworth Sports Complex which is only a short walk or warm up away.

Details, timings and the location of the event can be seen by clicking on the links below.

Farringdon XC Races information >>

Farringdon XC Races Online entry >>




Recent results

The Sunderland 5k Road Race,

Silksworth, Sunderland

Wednesday 16th July 2014

There was a record entry turnout present at this 21st running of the Sunderland 5k road race.

Despite the pre-race torrential downpour that threatened to spoil the event and the usual melee from the off, the race was ran in glorious sunshine and high temperatures which led to mixed fortunes for the near 400 athletes taking part.

The overall winner of the race was favourite Ryan McLeod (14.40), with Gateshead Harrier Calum Johnson 2nd (15.15) and Lewis Timmins of Morpeth Harriers not far behind in 3rd place (15.18). Sunderland Harrier Kevin Calvert was 4th (15.21) and Kevin Jeffres 8th in 15.51.

The first lady home was Ripon Runners athlete Sharon Henderson (17.15), Alex Snook of Jarrow was 2nd lady (17.31) and Emma Pearson of Morpeth 3rd (17.48).

Full results can be found on the link below....Well done everybody for taking part and thanks to the race organisers, marshall and helpers in making this event another good one!! 


The Sunderland 5k Road Race Results>>