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HomeAthleticsAly Dixon and Liam Walshaw amongst winners at Sunderland Metropolis Runs

Aly Dixon and Liam Walshaw amongst winners at Sunderland Metropolis Runs


Metropolis Runs convey hundreds to Sunderland as Steve Cram states “it was a superb showcase for a vibrant metropolis centre”

The crowds got here out for the 2024 Sunderland Metropolis Runs, as each runners and spectators flocked to town centre.

Over 4,000 individuals signed up to participate within the Sunderland Metropolis 10km, Sunderland Metropolis Half Marathon and Energetic Sunderland BIG 3km. The nice climate attracted a lot of supporters who cheered them across the course. Entry ranges for the occasion have been 33% up on final 12 months, returning to pre-pandemic ranges.

The three races began and completed subsequent to Keel Sq. within the coronary heart of Sunderland, the place the packed Occasion Village supplied loads of leisure and refreshments on the day. The motion kicked off at 9:00am with the Energetic Sunderland BIG 3k, adopted by the Sunderland Metropolis 10km at 10:00am and half marathon at 10:25am. The races have been began by Cllr Dorothy Trueman, the Mayor of Sunderland.

Now of their thirteenth 12 months, the Sunderland Metropolis Runs have been organised by Occasions of the North in partnership with Sunderland Metropolis Council.

Begin of Sunderland Metropolis Runs (Metropolis Runs)

The Energetic Sunderland BIG 3km featured a whole lot of younger runners and was gained by Joshua Ebblewhite in 11 minutes and 19 seconds, adopted by Zach Harrison (11:40) and Miguel Ribiero (11:58). Lexie Brown gained the ladies’ race in 12:24, with Heidi Cook dinner in second (12:36) and Holly Brown third (12:45).

Ben Bayly of Durham College gained the 2024 Sunderland Metropolis 10K in 31:21, forward of Stephen Jackson (31:26) and Liam Taylor (32:04), each of Sunderland Harriers. Stacey Smith of North Shields Poly put in a dominant efficiency within the girls’s race to win in a speedy 33:51, with Jessica Eaton of Tyne Bridge Harriers in second (37:27) and Amy Callaghan of Sunderland Harriers third (38:16).

The 2024 Sunderland Metropolis Half Marathon was gained by Liam Walshaw of Sunderland Harriers in 1:13:28, adopted by David Purvis of Solar Metropolis Tri (1:16:32) and Bryan Potts of Elvet Striders (1:16:47). The ladies’s race was gained by Olympian and a number of Sunderland Metropolis Runs occasion winner Aly Dixon of Sunderland Strollers in 1:19:15, with Jennifer Berry of Wallsend Harriers in second (1:24:06) and Julie Pescod of Sunderland Strollers third (1:26:21).

The winners of the lads’s and ladies’s half marathon and 10k races have been offered with bespoke trophies that have been created by the Nationwide Glass Centre particularly for the Sunderland Metropolis Runs.

Together with different main membership athletes, many runners in all three occasions have been elevating funds for good causes, similar to official charity companion Crimson Sky Basis. Amongst them was Colin Burgin-Plews, higher generally known as Massive Pink Gown, who was fundraising for Most cancers Analysis UK, the day earlier than getting remedy for the illness.

Liam Walshaw wins Metropolis Runs Half-Marathon (Metropolis Runs)

A lot of volunteers labored all through the day to make the Sunderland Metropolis Runs potential, and plenty of of them got here from occasion companion the College of Sunderland. Different key companions included Everybody Energetic and the Vacation Inn Sunderland in Keel Sq., which was a hive of exercise.

Race director Steve Cram acknowledged: “The climate gods have been sort, with solar however not an excessive amount of heat throughout the morning, so situations have been wonderful for operating. We have been delighted to draw such massive entries for this 12 months’s Sunderland Metropolis Runs, and massive crowds to look at the motion.

“There was an actual buzz within the Occasion Village and it was nice to see Keel Sq. so busy all through the day. It was a superb showcase for a vibrant metropolis centre, and a optimistic celebration of operating and getting energetic. Because of Sunderland Metropolis Council for working with us to host the occasion and to all of our companions and volunteers for making it so profitable.”

Entries are actually open for the 2025 Sunderland Metropolis Runs, which will likely be held on Sunday 11 Could.

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