THE annual Darrens Dash hill race will take place at Longtown Community Primary School this Saturday.

The punishing 5.5 mile course will take runners to the eastern ridge of the Black Mountains and across to Wales.

They will then reach the course high point of 552m and then a fast descent to the Olchon Valley.

The race will start at 2pm, with the whole course being off-road.

Cross-country children races will also be on offer, with all proceeds from the event being split between Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, Longtown Pre-School and Longtown School PFTA.

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