Dingwall and Tain primary school cross-country runners scoop first place medals
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Primary school pupils from across Easter Ross and East Sutherland have run and scooped up medals in the first of six cross country races.
Around 140 pupils attended the event on November 7 with ages ranging from P4 to P7.
The route was around the Inver football field and along the shoreline, then back towards the school through a finishing funnel.
The boys were first to complete the approximately 1.6km course, with first place going to Rory Mellon from Dingwall Primary School.
Then the girls set off on the same course, with first place going to Lottie Muir from Craighill Primary School in Tain.
The first 10 runners from each race were awarded with a medal as they crossed the finishing line.
Julie Cleghorn, High Life Highland’s Active Schools co-ordinator who organised the Inver event, said: “The Ross-shire Active Schools Cross Country series is a very successful event and participation has grown massively over the years.
“We started with 45 pupils and now we regularly have up to 200 pupils at one event!
“These set of races are organised as a training opportunity for pupils involved in the Ross Primary Schools Sports Association (RPSSA) Cross Country run.
“It additionally provides the opportunity for pupils who do not currently take part in the area event to run and represent their school.”
Elissa Stevenson, High Life Highland’s Active Schools co-ordinator for the Dornoch cluster, concluded: “While these events are only open to parents and guardians of participating pupils, it’s so important that awareness is raised for Active Schools and the activity they have across the Highlands.
“We want to be able to recognise the runners at these events for giving it their all, while also promoting the core aims of Active Schools: more children, more active, more often.”
The next cross country races due to take place are:
- November 21 at Invergordon Academy Playing Fields.
- December 5 at Dingwall Primary School.
- January 23 at Alness Crawl Park.
- February 6 at Culbokie Woods.
- February 13 at Dornoch Primary School Playing Fields.