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MANVERS Lake will play host for two tests of endurance in the coming months.

On March 20, the South Yorkshire Half Marathon will be held with runners crossing the finish line at the lake while July will see the second annual Dearne Valley Triathlon.

The Manvers Tri Club and Barnsley Athletic Club have come together to organise the half marathon, the course of which meanders through hilly terrain across the borders of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.

An extensive list of prizes will be available while everyone who completes the course receives a t-shirt.

A 1.5 mile fun run will also be held on March 20 with each person who completes the race receiving a medal. Entry to this is £2.

Entry to the half marathon costs £15 for UK Athletics members or £17 for unattached runners. Prices will increase to £20 after March 13.

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Following a highly successful maiden event, the Dearne Valley Triathlon will be back for a second year.

Competitors face an arduous course which begins with a 1500m swin across Manvers Lake before a 40km cycle and 10km run.

The event will be held on July 24 with entry priced at £40 for British Triathlon Federation members, £45 for non-members and £70 for team entry.

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JACOB Danks landed 34 points as Barnsley Leaders U12s triumphed 40-20 over rivals Rotherham Hawks and 64-9 against Derby Birkdale Arrows in a tournament at Killamarsh Leisure Centre.

Danks netted 12 points to help the Leaders take a 22-10 half time lead over Hawks with eight more following in the second phase to guide them to the win.

Point guard Martynas Kandrotas hit 16 points in the convincing win over the Arrows with Danks again on decent scoring form.

Danks’ brother Zac landed 26 points but could not prevent the depleted Leaders U16s from slipping to an 81-48 defeat against Derbyshore Arrows at Darfield Foulstone School.