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Organisers of the Run Sunderland Festival say the event was a success and ran smoothly for runners and spectators.
The day started with the Sunderland City 10k. Won by Ian Hudspith of Morpeth Harriers, crossing the line in 31:39. First lady was Danielle Hodgkinson of Wallsend Harriers in 36:19.
The Sunderland City Half Marathon was won by Yared Hagos of Wallsend Harriers in 65:07. Sunderland Stroller Aly Dixon won the women’s race in 74:31
About 3,500 people are preparing for the Sunderland 10k and half marathon, which both take place this morning. One of them is Aly Dixon, a marathon runner from Sunderland, who is hoping to be selected for England in this summer's Commonwealth Games.
She gave these tips for first-time runners.