Durham City Harriers host Cathedral Relays

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DURHAM CITY Harriers, who notched a unique double by winning the senior men's and women's individual titles in the North-East Championships last month, will be chasing team medals as the club hosts tomorrow's big Cathedral Cross Country Relays.

Men's champion Dan Garbutt will be joined by Ben Douglas and Dave Jenkin in the 3x3000m senior men's event, while triple women's gold medallist Rosie Smith will be supported by Chloe Price - winner of last weekend's Old Monk's Race - and Aiveen Fox.

The relays, to be held over a new 1,500m course, have attracted over 250 teams which will have to negotiate a testing hill in contrast to the fast, flat circuits alongside the River Wear used in previous years.

The senior men's race promises a fierce contest involving the region's leading clubs, with Morpeth Harriers particularly expected to field strong teams.

The meeting starts at 10.15am with the veteran men's relay, which incorporates the North-East Championship, followed by the senior and veteran women's relay at 10.55 and the senior men's event at 11.35.

Durham Schools host their annual cross country championships today at Meadowfield, starting at 10.25am.

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