A BIG weekend in Birmingham awaits two of the district’s young athletes.

Prudhoe sisters Louise and Kate Smith 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.

It will enable the pair, who are both members of Tynedale Harriers, to rub shoulders with some of the country’s leading athletes.

The sisters have both enjoyed fruitful summers on both track and field.

Louise returned to action early in 2019 after a two-year absence due to injury. In March, she competed in the North-East Indoor Championships in Gateshead, and jumped a remarkable personal best 5.03m in the long jump, which earned her a silver medal.

The following month, both girls were part of the Tynedale Harriers’ team which produced medal-winning performances at the Border Harriers Open, at Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle.

A Tynedale club spokesman said: “It’s an honour for Kate and Louise and we just want them to go there, enjoy themselves and do their best.

“It has been a busy summer for us as a club, and it has led to success for a lot of our members.”

Tynedale Harriers are hosting the Jelly Tea Race, which will start and finish at Ovingham Middle School, on Sunday.

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