West of Scotland Schools Cross Country

Group photo of competitors with Celtic FC Foundation sign

Bellahouston Park was once again the venue for the West of Scotland School’s Cross Country Event.

Thursday 1st December saw the second event of the series and on a beautiful day in Glasgow, 244 Primary and Secondary pupils competing in spectacular conditions.  On this occasion, the course was reversed, which provided the runners with some different challenges.

Organised in partnership with scottishathletics and Glasgow Active Schools, the races on offer were 1km, 2km and 3km.

Some great performances from both boys and girls were on display and this leads nicely into the 3rd event, which will take place on Thursday 19th January at Bellahouston Park.  Once the series is completed, winners and runners up in each category will be awarded with series medals.

Through the ‘Inspiring Sport’ Project, run in partnership with the Celtic FC Foundation, the West of Scotland Schools events organised by a small group of teachers, are of paramount importance to the young people in the 13 Local Authorities.  Not only do these competitions provide a pathway in a variety of sports, but they ensure that young people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities access physical activity and sport and all the health and social benefits that sport brings.

Thanks to Shona Malcolm OBE, scottishathletics, volunteer officials and the pupils from Abercorn School in Glasgow who marshalled the course brilliantly.