Busy Road Race Weekend

IN A busy weekend of North-West based road race action, the annual Strabane 10k tomorrow (Saturday) should draw its usual big entry.

Amd the locally based Kenyan, Freddy Sittuk, is expected to continue his hectic competitive schedule by making the short trip down the A5 in search of more honours.

If he lines up then he will most likely be the man to beat on the testing Strabane course, the second half of which can be pretty demanding.

Freddy has been made work on a few occasions recently by the in form Keith Shields and, who knows, any slip up by the African could be punished.

The race starts at 12 noon with entries taken pre-race at the Riversdale Leisure Centre, which is event headquarters as usual.

The Donegal Grand Prix Series continues tonight (Friday) with the Cranford 4.2 miler and with a 7.30 p.m. start, this one is also expected to attract a decent entry.

The Donegal series moves to Newtowncunningham on Sunday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. where the annual 5K is the attraction.

Staying in Donegal the race action continues next week with the St. Johnston 5k on Tuesday 9th, followed by the Rathmullan 5k on Friday 12th, both with 7.30 p.m. starts.

Championship Track & Field will bring several local Juvenile athletes to Tullamore this weekend for Part 1 of the National Juveniles. The packed weekend will cater for Under-12’s to Under-19’s and the second instalment will also be in Tullamore the following weekend, July 13th and 14th.

Local expectations will focus on City of Derry Spartans and Olympian YC athletes with podium places likely in several instances.

The annual George V Ryan Trophy meeting in Santry tomorrow evening will also attract some local talent with the Irish Milers Club adding to the mix with a couple of Invitational middle distance races and also some graded events for developing talent.