Thousands run Sunderland 10K and half marathon

About 3,500 people have run either the Sunderland 10k or half marathon races, which both took place on Sunday morning.

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Organisers pleased with Run Sunderland Festival success

Nearly 3000 runners took part in the 10k and half marathon. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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 start and finish lines were at the Stadium of Light Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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


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