Re­lay strong com­pe­ti­tion

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A record 62 pri­mary school teams took part in the An­nan­dale and Eskdale road re­lay fi­nals at the Ever­holm run­ning track in An­nan this week.

The event, or­gan­ised by the coun­cil’s Ac­tive Schools and Com­mu­nity Sport team, was for P6 and P7 pupils with teams of three chil­dren run­ning 1200m in a re­lay-style event.

New­ing­ton Pri­mary A teams won both the boys and girls P7 com­pe­ti­tion and Langholm Pri­mary teams won both the P6 boys and girls com­pe­ti­tion.

The prizes were pre­sented by Keith Drys­dale for spon­sors Mag­nox Lim­ited, who said: “There was an ex­cel­lent turnout of chil­dren and teams at the Ever­holm run­ning track for the road re­lay fi­nals.

“The ef­fort and en­thu­si­asm by all was great to see. The lev­els of par­tic­i­pa­tion showed an­other record en­try. Hope­fully these events can un­earth one of the fu­ture stars of ath­let­ics.”

Chair­man of the Chil­dren, Young Peo­ple and Life­long Learn­ing Com­mit­tee, Coun­cil­lor Jeff Leaver, said:“It’s great to see an­other large turnout from schools across An­nan­dale and Eskdale for this sport­ing event. An in­crease on the num­ber of teams com­pet­ing from the pre­vi­ous year is very en­cour­ag­ing. Events such as this sup­port chil­dren to be healthy and ac­tive and raise am­bi­tions and at­tain­ment.” Re­sults: P6 girls: 1 Langholm Pri­mary; 2 New­ing­ton Pri­mary A; 3 Lochmaben Pri­mary

P6 boys: 1 Langholm Pri­mary; 2 New­ing­ton Pri­mary A; 3 Lochmaben Pri­mary

P7 girls: 1 New­ing­ton Pri­mary A; 2 New­ing­ton Pri­mary B; 3 Mof­fat Pri­mary

P7 boys: 1 New­ing­ton Pri­mary A; 2 Canon­bie Pri­mary; 3 New­ing­ton Pri­mary B.

P6 girls win­ners Langholm Pri­mary

P7 boys win­ners New­ing­ton Pri­mary A

P7 girls win­ners New­ing­ton Pri­mary A

P6 boys win­ners Langholm Pri­mary

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