Sporting siblings on the start line

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Sporting sisters Jennifer, Fiona and Ailsa Cruickshanks, from Lundin Links, are under starter’s orders for their trip to Italy this summer with the 2011 Fife Olympiad team.

Jennifer (17), 16-year-old Fiona and Ailsa (13), all pupils at Waid Academy and runners with Anster Haddies, say they’re very much looking forward to the experience.

“Not only does it allow us to compete at a very high level against international competition, it also lets us travel to Italy, to meet new people and make new friends,” said Jennifer. “We can’t wait to take part.”

Jennifer, vice-captain of the athletics team, will be running in the event’s 1500 metres, as will Fiona, while Ailsa is taking part in the under-15 distance event.

Participants are fine-tuning their preparations for the Olympiad, which takes place in in Alba, northern Italy, from July 27-31.