RUNNERS from far and wide will descend on one of the district’s best known riverside locations on Sunday.

The Run Northumberland Hexham 10k will start at Hexham’s Tyne Green, and will head along an undulating route past Anick, leading towards Corbridge, before returning to Hexham.

Now in it’s third year, the event has grown in popularity, and attracted 500 entries last year.

The 2018 Hexham 10k was a memorable one. Sunderland-born Alyson Dixon, who competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, was the winner of the women’s race, setting a new record time of 36m 0s.

The presence of the athlete, who narrowly missed out on a place at the 2012 London Olympics was a coup for the event.

In second place behind Dixon was Tynedale Harrier Lisa Tang, who continued her good form with a time of 39m 0s.

Liam Taylor ran a time of 33m 39s to win the men’s race. Luke Adams, of South Shields Harriers, was second with a time of 33m 54s. Another Tynedale Harrier, Ben Heathcote, was fifth, with a time of 35m 26s. For more information visit runnation.co.uk