Love Island wasn't going to get in the way of Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and an 11th hour call to compete at FBK Games IAAF World Challenge event in Holland on Sunday, writes Ziad Chaudry.

In his third outdoor race this season 30-year-old Sutton & District AC sprinter took the late entry into the premier Dutch athletics event but clocked 10.27sec, one-hundredth of a second off his current 2019 best, for eight place finish in men's 100m in Hengelo.

Ivory Coast Arthur Cissé closely edged out North Londoner Chijindu Ujah to take the honours in 10.05 at a packed Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadium.

"I sat down ready to watch Love Island then I got a message to say they got a lane open for me," said Aikines-Aryeetey, the relay sprint gold medalist at last year's European Championships.

"I only got the call for this race two days ago."

Carshalton-born Aikines-Aryeetey, who has so far had three races this season and will be looking to make it into the British team again for this Autumn's World Championships in Doha, Qatar, admits he is still in training mode as his summer campaign progresses.

"It's all about race experience at the moment'" he continued.

"I would have like to gone quicker but as you can see it's not amazingly fast here today.

"It's was good race experience so it's positive."