THE Northern Road Relay Championships take place at Blackpool tomorrow, the men’s race over 12 stages and the women’s over six. Rotherham defend their title in the women’s.
Jade Allen, Annabelle Grady and Steph Burns, from last year’s winning team, run again. They are joined by Jessica Fawcett, Samantha Johnson and Robyn Lanceley.
Hallamshire also turn out a good team in the women’s race although, without injured Hatti Dean, will be hard pressed to make the top three. Lizzie Adams returns after a lengthy absence. Her presence will be a boost although she has only raced once this year.
Julia Jagger, Nicola Squires and Fiona Bell, all of whom ran for Yorkshire in the Inter Counties Championship, are in a line up completed by Ruth Ross and Helen Grainger.
Local runners will compete in the Rother Valley 10K on Sunday. The race starts at noon with a fun run at 11am.