West Schools Cross Country

Pupils at the starting line

The third and final event of the West of Scotland Schools Cross Country Series took place on Thursday 19th January at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.  The Inspiring Sport Project, through the Celtic FC Foundation, once again supported the event.

259 pupils from 24 schools ran over the course set out on a 1km loop, in the 1km, 2km and 3km races.

This being the last race of the series, the tension was high with medal places at stake.  Although a dry, but cold day, the course in places was extremely muddy and a number of competitors lost a shoe on the final stretch into the finish which proved costly for some.  All in all though, there were some fantastic performances and some tight finishes, and credit goes to all the competitors.

Thanks to all the schools who attended, and made it such a successful event.  The numbers are increasing every year and it is fantastic to see so many pupils in Primary and Secondary schools putting so much effort into completing the course and being active.

Every pupil who completed all three races received a series medal, and the pupils with the most points over the series, received individual medals for their events.

Thanks to the West of Scotland Schools Committee, Shona Malcolm and officials (Scottish Athletics), James Hemmingsley (Glasgow Active Schools), Gordon McCormack (Glasgow Disability Sport) and pupils from Abercorn school, for their input in organising and running the event.

A full set of results can be seen here.