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Record turnout for Schools Annual Cross Country races - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Record turnout for Schools Annual Cross Country races

Nearly 600 pupils from schools across east renfrewshire braved 4 seasons of weather in one day to compete in the annual Schools Cross Country championships recently.

 

Co-ordinated by the ERCL Active Schools team along with Physical Education staff from various secondary schools, the event was held at Rouken Glen Park and involved 360 primary pupils  from every primary school and over 220 high school pupils from every high school in East Renfrewshire.  With all schools represented and a record entry it was the largest schools cross country event ever hosted in the area.

As an annual event, pupils get the opportunity to compete against other schools in the authority and for individual top 3 places along with top team in the authority. A number of volunteers from Giffnock North Athletics Club were also on hand to assist and to provide information to all runners on pathways into their club if any child showed potential or wanted to participate in further running activities.

 

On the day there was some strong competition and all athletes did their best in their race for their school. Below is a breakdown on the team scores for the primary to senior races.

Primary

Boys

Girls

1st: Our Lady of the Missions

Mearns Primary

2nd: Braidbar

Mearns Primary

3rd: St.Cadocs

Our Lady of the Missions

S1

Boys

Girls

1st: Williamwood

St.Ninians

2nd: Woodfarm

Williamwood

3rd: St.Ninians

Barrhead

S2

Boys

Girls

1st: St.Ninians

Williamwood

2nd: Williamwood

St.Ninians

3rd: Mearns Castle

Eastwood

S3

Boys

Girls

1st:  Williamwood

Williamwood

2nd:  Eastwood

Woodfarm

3rd:  Woodfarm

Eastwood

Seniors (S4-S6)

Boys

Girls

1st: Williamwood

Williamwood

2nd: St.Ninians

St.Ninians

3rd: St.Lukes

Woodfarm

For more information on Athletics in East Renfrewshire, please visit our Athletics pages or contact the Active Schools team.

This year we opened up the cross country to more primary pupils. Seeing so many pupils attending this event shows how much it has grown in the past few years. It is now one of the main events in the school calendar for both Primary and Secondary schools. It was great to have support from our local athletics club Giffnock North, our PE staff and various pupil volunteers who helped to make the day so successful.
Victoria Park, Sports Competition Co-ordinator, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure

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