Kids cross country is a big hit

Published: 20 Dec 2012 09:300 comments

The Clackmannanshire Primary Schools Sports Association Cross Country Championships were held on Tuesday 11th December 2012 at Cochrane Park in Alva.

Over 350 children from Primaries five, six and seven were entered into the event to represent their school.

Despite being a frosty day, the weather conditions were ideal for running, with 16 of the 19 local primary schools represented.

Most of the primaries have running clubs and many pupils had been in training for several weeks for the event.

Education, Sport and Leisure Convener, Councillor Ellen Forson, said: "I'd like to say a big well done to all the athletes who participated in the event.

"It was a particularly cold day but despite this everyone was really enthusiastic.

"The hard work of the teachers and coaches was evident to see with an impressive class of running.

"Sincere thanks and praise go to all the volunteers, helpers, coaches and Sports Development staff who supported and helped encourage the runners throughout the course."

Councillor Forson attended the event to present awards to the pupils. Those placed 4th to 10th in each event received a lapel badge, with those finishing in the top three places winning medals in each event.

The overall school team winning each race were awarded trophies.

The championships were also a qualifier for the Forth Valley Schools Cross Country event, to take place on Friday 8th March 2013 at Bo'ness Recreation Centre.

For the Forth Valley Cross Country, the top 20 P6 girls, P6 boys, P7 girls, P7 boys qualified to represent Clackmannanshire.

Results:

P5 Girls

1st Grace Tindall Strathdevon PS

2nd Marisa Field, Alva PS

3rd Lauren Cooley, Strathdevon PS

P5 Boys

1st Adam Hutchinson, Alva PS

2nd Logan Downie, Menstrie PS 3rd Aiden Snaddon, Deerpark PS

P6 Girls

1st Holly McLachlan, Muckhart PS

2nd Ruth Duthie, Muckhart PS

3rd Alice Wilson, Muckhart PS

P6 Boys

1st Ciaran Bisland, Clackmannan PS

2nd Ross McKnight, Strathdevon PS

3rd Jamie Penman, Deerpark PS

P7 Girls

1st Amy Malone, Alva PS

2nd Hannah Miller, Alva PS

3rd Jade Lockie, Sunnyside PS

P7 Boys

1st Andrew Currie, Sunnyside PS

2nd Layton Wardrop, Abercromby PS

3rd Kai Fullerton, Abercromby PS

Winning Teams

P5 Girls Strathdevon PS

P5 Boys Alva PS

P6 Girls Muckhart PS

P6 Boys Alva PS

P7 Girls Alva PS

P7 Boys Strathdevon PS

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