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Dornoch and Bonar Bridge primary pupils take part in Inver cross country event

By Caroline McMorran

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Pupils from two Sutherland schools took part in the first of a winter series of six schools cross country events earlier this month.

Youngsters from Dornoch and Bonar Bridge primary schools were among 140 P4-P7 pupils from East Sutherland and Rossshire who competed in total.

Cross country runners from Dornoch Primary School.
Cross country runners from Dornoch Primary School.
Cross country runners from Bonar Bridge Primary School.
Cross country runners from Bonar Bridge Primary School.

The event was held at Inver Primary School on November 7 and was organised by High Life Highland active schools coordinator Julie Cleghorn.

The 1.6km course was around a football field and along the shoreline, then back towards the school through a finishing funnel.

The first 10 runners from each race were awarded a medal as they crossed the finishing line.

Rory Mellon, Dingwall Primary School, was the first boy home with Lottie Muir, Craighill Primary School, the first girl to cross the finish line.

Elissa Stevenson, High Life Highland’s active schools coordinator for the Dornoch cluster, said: “While these events are only open to parents and guardians of participating pupils, it’s so important that awareness is raised for Active Schools and the activity they have across the Highlands.

“We want to be able to recognise the runners at these events for giving it their all, while also promoting the core aims of Active Schools – more children, more active, more often.”

Further cross country events in the series will take place at Invergordon Academy playing fields tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21; at Dingwall Primary School on Tuesday, December 5; at Alness Crawl Park on Tuesday, January 23; at Culbokie Woods on Tuesday, February 6; and at Dornoch Primary School playing fields on Tuesday, February 13.

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