Primary pupils set a good pace at finals
LANGHOLM and Canonbie primary school pupils set a cracking pace at the final of the Annandale & Eskdale Schools Super 4s cross country league in Langholm.
Conan Harper of Langholm won the P7 boys' race and was overall champion. Thomas Forster of Canonbie was second.
Iona Jamieson of Langholm won the P7 girls' race and was also overall champion. Sadie Cropper of Langholm was third.
In the P5 girls' race Freya Blaikie, Matilda Brockley and Alice Roberts of Langholm came first, second and third. In the P6 girls' race Jessica Forster of Canonbie was second and in the P6 boys' race Karl Lamont of Canonbie was runner-up.
The Super 4s, part of the PEPAS primary schools sporting calendar, promote cross country running to P5 to P7 children. The emphasis is on encouraging runners of all abilities whether to increase fitness levels, improve past performances or simply for enjoyment.
The events, sponsored by Magnox Ltd, also provide a pathway for children to compete in the Annandale and Eskdale primary schools cross country championships and the 2017 Scottish cross country championships.
John Grierson, site director at Chapelcross, Magnox Ltd, said: “Yet again, this was an excellent event, with so many children given the opportunity to participate, compete and develop. It bodes very well for the future. It’s great to recognise that our support could be developing future sporting champions and equally as important, children enjoying the benefits of being physically active.”