Lotto cash funds race event for schoolkids

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel - Strat­ton Wil­liams

Ron­hill Cam­bus­lang Har­ri­ers played host to run­ners from lo­cal pri­mary and sec­ondary schools at their cross­coun­try event.

It was part of the club’s com­mu­nity lot­tery­funded project to pro­mote health and fit­ness among younger peo­ple.

Last Satur­day’s event at­tracted 108 par­tic­i­pants across the var­i­ous school age groups.

All pupils who crossed the fin­ish­ing line re­ceived a medal for their ef­forts.

In the open­ing run for P6/7 girls, Char­lie Frew from Hunter Pri­mary in East Kil­bride was the win­ner ahead of Rhi­an­non Mor­ris from Hall­side and Eilidh Kennedy from James Ai­ton.

In the cor­re­spond­ing run for boys, Josh Kee­gan, Hall­side, was first across the line with Rob­bie Woods, Bankhead, sec­ond and Cal­lum Young, St Bride’s, third.

In the S1/ 2 girls event, Fern­hill’s Holly McIn­doe led home Christie Dal­gleish and Ni­amh Rig­gins, both from Trin­ity High.

Trin­ity High had the first fin­isher in the boys event, thanks to Sean Friel,with the Stonelaw High duo of Max Mon­teith and Michael Black fill­ing the sec­ond and third spots.

In the older S3-S6 age group, Fern­hill had a clean sweep with Shiob­han McBride, So­phie Lowe and Han­nah McFadyen tak­ing the top three places.

How­ever, in the boys event hon­ours were shared be­tween Trin­ity High, Strathaven Academy and Cathkin thanks to Tracey Lewis, James Cathie and Euan Kennedy.

Club spokesman David Cooney said: “We are in­debted to the Na­tional Lot­tery for help­ing to fund this event and would also like to thank all par­tic­i­pants in­volved and their par­ents and teach­ers.

“Also many thanks to the mem­bers of Ron­hill Cam­bus­lang who or­gan­ised the run.”

The club wel­come new mem­bers from the age of 10-plus who are able to run at least one mile with­out stop­ping.

Train­ing takes place on Tues­days and Thurs­days at 7pm at the Cam­bus­lang Rugby and Sports Club on Lan­glea Road.

Any­one in­ter­ested should pop along and they will be made very wel­come.

Top man Lewis Tracey, of Trin­ity High, was the win­ner of the boys S3-6 sec­ondary race

Red-y for ac­tion Ron­hill Har­rier mem­bers in their red tops pre­pare for the start of the sec­ondary race

Al­most there Christie Dal­gleish, of Trin­ity High, was sec­ond girl in the se­niors race

Fast for­ward Ea­ger con­tes­tants in the Sec­ondary schools event

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