Hannah storms to race victory
Top spot in hospice’s fundraiser
A Strathaven Academy pupil was in top form as she triumphed at the Lanarkshire Schools’ 6k road race.
Hannah Anderson clinched first place in the female pupils category.
She completed the route in an impressive time of 24 minutes and 19 seconds.
Every year, hundreds of youngsters take part in the event to support St Andrew’s Hospice.
Lanark Grammar pupil Jessica Robson came in second at 24.31 and Kayleigh Mitchell, from St Andrew’s High in Coatbridge, placed third with a time of 30.45.
The race at Strathclyde Park helps to raise vital funds for the hospice.
Pre-race entertainment was provided by DJ David Cluckie from St Andrew’s High, Hamilton’s St John Ogilvie High School cheerleaders and the Empire School of Dance.
Stuart Loudon, of sponsor IHE Stainless Ltd, presented the winners of each category with their awards.
The St Andrew’s Hospice fundraising team has to raise £88,000 every week to maintain care services for patients and their families across the whole of Lanarkshire.
Andy Flynn, schools and community development coordinator, said: “The support from pupils and staff of the schools in Lanarkshire and the surrounding areas is absolutely incredible.
“We are only eight weeks into the new school term and we have already had 1600 people give up their Sunday to run a 6k to raise money for the hospice.
“We couldn’t continue to do this without the terrific support of the school communities who attend our events and give generously to St Andrew’s Hospice.
“Their support is greatly appreciated.”
WinnerHannah Anderson receives her prize from Stuart Loudon of IHE Stainless Ltd