Kids cross country is a big hit
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.
1st Grace Tindall Strathdevon PS
2nd Marisa Field, Alva PS
3rd Lauren Cooley, Strathdevon PS
1st Adam Hutchinson, Alva PS
2nd Logan Downie, Menstrie PS 3rd Aiden Snaddon, Deerpark PS
1st Holly McLachlan, Muckhart PS
2nd Ruth Duthie, Muckhart PS
3rd Alice Wilson, Muckhart PS
1st Ciaran Bisland, Clackmannan PS
2nd Ross McKnight, Strathdevon PS
3rd Jamie Penman, Deerpark PS
1st Amy Malone, Alva PS
2nd Hannah Miller, Alva PS
3rd Jade Lockie, Sunnyside PS
1st Andrew Currie, Sunnyside PS
2nd Layton Wardrop, Abercromby PS
3rd Kai Fullerton, Abercromby PS
P5 Girls Strathdevon PS
P5 Boys Alva PS
P6 Girls Muckhart PS
P6 Boys Alva PS
P7 Girls Alva PS
P7 Boys Strathdevon PS
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 19 Dec 12
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