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.
NEHL Registration 'now closed',
Bedewell Park, Jarrow
Closed Thursday 29th Jan 2015
Registrations for this weekends NEHL fixture (see 'Next Event' to the right) are now closed.
Additionally, if you can't find your number or can't remember what it is, then shout up now to save any hassle and time on Saturday.
The most up to date list of registered competitors AND their starting pack can be found via the button below, so if you're not on it, then you aren't registered and will not be able to run!
If you missed out on this one then get registered in plenty of time for the next fixture up at Alnwick next month.
NEHL #4 Bedewell Park,
Sat 31st January 2015
The fourth event in this seasons Harrier League XC series is over at the often deceptively tricky Bedewell Park venue next to Monkton Stadium.
As usual, the NEHL will continue to hold separate boys and girls races, so the meeting will start at 12.15 with the Under 11 Boys, followed by the U11 Girls at 12.20 racing over the shortened route, the remainder of the racing schedule will remain the same, finishing with the Snr and Veteran men (3x laps of the 1.8 mile course) at 2.15pm.
Remember, though that the parking and access roads around the park and the stadium can become fairly congested so try to arrive in plenty of time.
This year, the club has produced it's handy kit bag guide for every club member to keep, showing the dates, times and locations of all this seasons XC events. If you have not been given one yet, then please ask for one from any of the club coaching team.
Additionally the website now has pages for each individual event, so there should be no excuses not to have a go!
The Northern XC Championships 2015,
The Racecourse, Pontefract Park
Saturday 24th January 2015
The last time this event was held on the rolling parkland of the Pontefract Park Racecourse in 2012, the club managed a turnout of 8 Snr men and only one woman. This year we had over 35 competitors in most age groups AND had to provide 2 buses as transport!
As usual for a championship course, the route was a multi lap one of varying distances culminating with the 12km Snr mens race raced over what could be describes as 'Good to Heavy' in places!
In Summary, the club had four Snr men in the first 104 finishers, and achieved an overall team placing of 14th (improving on last years 35th position). First counter home for the club was our England Masters XC international Kevin Jeffress in 55th. Next came a disappointed Craig Isherwood in 65th, despite improving 36 positions on his previous best. Nathan Reed also moved up a notch to 70th and 20-year-old Irishman Liam Roarty (104th). Finalising the scoring were new recruit Michael Laws in 237th and club stalwart, Paul Redman in 386th.
Additionally, the womens teams are continuing their improvement by fielding 9 competitors and as a team finished in 27th place out of 41, much to the delight of team manager Eddie Maddison. The four counters were Judith Thirwell 136th, Colleen Compson (despite strating the race without her timing chip), 197th, Vikki Cotton, 213th and Maria Davis 228th.
From the Junior ranks we had Jess Fox and Mark Smith (both 49th) in their U17s races. Sean Mackie (35th) and Rowan James (195th) in the U15 boys, U15 girl Eve Quinn was 128th and competing in the U13 girls race for the first time Grace Mackie (124th), Lydia Stoker (160th) and Jade Thirlwell (192nd).
A special mention also to the Team Manager Albert James and Club Captain Dave Savage for driving the buses down to the event and then competing too.