Waterside Half Marathon on Sunday

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This weekend’s action will focus on Gransha and the 31st staging of the Waterside Half Marathon which this year boasts a new course and should prove as popular as ever for road runners of all abilities.

Sunday next, September 9th is the date and entries are still being accepted online at www.derrycity.gov.uk/halfmarathon or at St Columb’s Park Leisure Centre on the Limavady Road, telephone 02871343941.

There is also the opportunity to take part in a Three Person Team Relay format, tackle the 10 mile Challenge Walk or try the Family Fun Run. The Walk starts at 10 a.m., the Half marathon at 10.30 a.m. and the Fun Run at 10.45 a.m.

Entries will be taken on the day from 8 a.m. at race HQ in the U3A Foyle building in the Gransha Grounds but all intending participants are urged not to leave it until then, if you can please do so earlier this week.

Ciara’s International Call-Up

Meanwhile, promising young Spartans sprinter Ciara Armstrong has been called into the National Youth/Junior relay squad for their weekend training sessions in Dublin’s Santry stadium.

A significant call up for Ciara who had an excellent 2012 season at provincial, national and international level, she was one of three Ulster Youth athletes at last weekend’s Santry session and hopefully impressed the Irish selectors.