Up-and-coming talents battle it out at the South East Inter-County Schools’ meeting today.
City of Portsmouth’s Josie Czura will lead the local charge at the event in Basildon.
Czura will be joined by the likes of Hannah Pidgeon and Maisie Grice, with the race focusing on younger secondary school age-groups.
City coach Gerry North said: ‘There are quite a few youngsters running for the county and the standard should be decent. There are a lot of races of this type going on at the moment all over the country.
‘Hopefully Josie will fair well, but there will be some reasonable opposition there for her.
‘She is running regularly at this level and that can only be a good thing.’