Inaugural cross-country event achieves its primary goal

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FOLLOWING on from the success of the Borders Secondary Schools Cross-country Championships in February, Borders Sport and Leisure Trust held a new event for primary schools at Netherdale, Galashiels last Friday.

It is open to all primary schools in the region, and 130 pupils from 17 schools participated.

Graeme Murdoch, assistant active schools manager, said: “It has been encouraging to see such a positive response. The enthusiasm of pupils, parents and staff was great to see and with London 2012 creeping ever closer, hopefully today’s event will stimulate further interest in athletics, now and in the future.”


Individual – P6 Boys: 1, Josh Abbott (Edenside, Kelso); 2, Scott Lawson (Kingsland, Peebles); 3, Euan Hood (Priorsford, Peebles).

P6 Girls: 1, Skye Chatburn (Edenside); 2, Anna McGorum (Priorsford); 3, Morgan Riddell (Trinity, Hawick).

P7 Boys: 1, Jamie Logan (Stow); 2, Gregor Lamb (Priorsford); 3, Donald Tait (Kingsland).

P7 Girls: 1, Zaynah Aziz (Caddonfoot, Clovenfords); 2, Mari Wallace (Newlands, West Linton) 3, Ishbel Ingles (Trinity).

Schools – P7 Boys: 1, Kingsland; 2, Priorsford; 3 Stow

P7 Girls: 1, Priorsford; 2, Drumlanrig (Hawick); 3, Caddonfoot.

P6 Boys: 1, Kingsland; 2, Priorsford; 3, Halyrude (Peebles).

P6 Girls: Priorsford; 2, Kingsland; 3, St. Peters (Galashiels).