ATHLETICS: Dessie’s Run entries taken on-line now

Declan Reed is expected to race in this month's Dessie's Run.
Declan Reed is expected to race in this month's Dessie's Run.

As August kicks in, two of the best road races in the North West loom large in the sights of many club and recreational runners.

Indeed, the 10k Dessie’s Run at Gransha on Tuesday, August 23rd and then the Waterside Half Marathon out of St Columb’s Park on Sunday, September 4th.

A classic pair of races which appeal to runners of all abilities and the entry processes for both are already recording many hits as participants sign up to get on the start lines.

First up is Dessie’s Run on Tuesday August 23rd, and with the new course introduced last year proving popular, another 300 plus entry is expected.

It’s a 7pm start in the Gransha Grounds, a few laps there and then an out-and-back on the Waterside Greenway-St Columb’s Park circuit to finish at race headquarters at the U3A Foyle car park in Gransha.

A quality course and a quality field should be the order again this year and online entry is now available. Send your name, club, gender, age on race day and T-shirt size to to confirm your place or enter in person on the night at the U3A Foyle premises, between 5pm and 6.45pm. The entry fee is £10 and the first 300 entrants will get a race T-shirt. Online entry is open to 5pm on Monday August 22nd and online entrants can pick up their race pack and pay the entry fee at race HQ on the night.