Pupils en­joy cross coun­try and a wide se­lec­tion of taster ses­sions

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

While most Ru­glo­ni­ans will think of Lan­de­mer as a sin­gle event on the sec­ond Satur­day of June, the gala is ac­tu­ally the cul­mi­na­tion of a se­ries of events.

This year was no dif­fer­ent, with two big sport­ing events tak­ing place in the lead up to the main event.

First up was the an­nual cross coun­try com­pe­ti­tion in Over­toun Park.

Pri­mary five, six and seven chil­dren from James Ai­ton, Calder­wood, Burgh and Bankhead bat­tled it out in the early sum­mer heat for the top prize.

In the end it was the team from Calder­wood who took the honours, with Lan­de­mer Queen Jen­nifer McLaugh­lin on hand to present to the tro­phy.

Two days later, on Thurs­day, June 9, all eyes turned to the Life­style Cen­tre in Eastfield where a multi- sport fes­ti­val was held.

Around 180 pupils from six lo­cal schools par­tic­i­pated in ten­nis, foot­ball, cricket, ath­let­ics, rugby and hockey.

The schools who took part were St Charles, St Mark’s, James Ai­ton, Spit­tal, Cathkin, and West Coats.

Pupils were able to en­joy taster ses­sions put on by vol­un­teers from the likes of Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club, Ud­dingston Hockey Club, Ud­dingston Cricket Club, and Cam­bus­lang Foot­ball Acad­emy, as well as ex­pe­ri­enced coaches from South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture.

The event was run by the Lan­de­mer com­mit­tee in part­ner­ship with the Stonelaw Com­mu­nity Sport Hub, Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Sports Coun­cil, Ac­tive Schools, South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture, and the lo­cal clubs

To find out fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about lo­cal sports clubs and other sport­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, visit www. stonelawsporthub. co.uk

Born to run Lan­de­mer Queen Jen­nifer Mclaugh­lin with some of the run­ners who took part in the cross coun­try

Help­ing out The vol­un­teers who helped out at the Lan­de­mer multi-sports day

Cham­pion Queen Jen­nifer presents the tro­phy to Calder­wood cap­tain Ben Mackay

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