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First sport of new decade

The first sporting event of 2010 is taking place at St. John's today.

The opening round of this year's Manx Fell League is a race up and down Slieu Whallian.

It's better known as the witches' hill, as folklore says anyone suspected of being a witch was put inside a barrel with spikes on the inside, and rolled down from the top.

Survivors were declared to be witches anyway!

Signing-on is at St. John's Football Club's Mullen-e-Cloie ground from1pm.

Last year's winners were Tom Cringle and Rose Hooton.

Start time for event: 2pm.

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