TWO teenage athletes from the district are set to compete in a national relay event.

Sisters Loiuse and Kate Smith, of Prudhoe, are part of the U20 4x100m relay team which will line-up at a IAAF Diamond League fixture, as part of the British Athletics Club connect relays initiative.

The girls are both members of Manchester-based Trafford Athletics Club, who they will represent at the event, which is for teams ranked in the top eight nationally.

The relay will kick off the event, at Birmingham’s Alexandra Stadium, on Sunday, August, 18. It will enable the pair, who are both members of Tynedale Harriers, to rub shoulders with some of the country’s leading athletes.