Forres primary schools cross country championships draws big entry to Grant Park event organised by Forres Harriers
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Grant Park hosted the Forres primary schools cross-country races on Saturday, hosted by Forres Harriers running club.
A total of 134 pupils took part in an event held in partnership with Moray Active Schools.
Conditions were perfect for the challenging course which weaved its way around the park, providing spectators with great views of all runners from Alves, Applegrove, Andersons, Drumduan, Dyke, Kinloss, Logie and Pilmuir schools.
Siobhan Evans, one of the Harriers involved in the organisation of the event, was impressed with the enthusiasm of the youngest group of runners in P1 to P3.”It was incredible. They were so inspiring – all 65 of them,” she said.
“Support of parents is vital. Combine that just one enthusiastic person within schools who helps create a team camaraderie and that is what encourages pupils to these events who may never have considered it before.
“This is why we saw some of the smaller schools have a bigger presence within this event this year. It was great to see.”
Race winners in P4/5 were Ava Sutcliffe (Kinloss) and Finn Carruthers (Anderson), while Rhiann Gomez (Anderson) and Fraser Herron (Applegrove) won the P6/7 races.
Andersons finished as top school, just ahead of Kinloss with Dallas in third place.