Junior Great Edinburgh Winter Run

group pic.jpgA group of P3-7 runners participated in the Junior Great Edinburgh Winter Run in Holyrood Park on Saturday 7th January.

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Many of our runners stayed to watch the International Cross Country event – Leonard Korir of the USA won the men’s race from Calum Hawkins.

This testing 2.5k race took place as part of a whole day of running, which included an adult 5k in the morning and the Edinburgh International Cross Country event in the afternoon – a top class international field including double Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, and Scotland’s Calum Hawkins and Laura Muir.

It was great to see so many of our young people rising to the challenge and pushing themselves to finish in as fast a time as possible. We will celebrate their success with a special assembly on Friday 13th January, when they will all display their finishers’ t-shirts and medals and be presented with special certificates.

Congratulations to all our runners: Dan (P3), Leon (P4), Molly, Josh, Ben, Mairi, Laurence, Patrick (P5), Natasha (P6), Jack and Aaron (P7).

Our senior pupils will be participating in a number of running events this term including our P5-7 House Cross Country Championships on 22nd February, and various P6-7 inter-school competitions in March.

We are also encouraging as many of our pupils as possible to participate in the Junior Marathon Festival on Saturday 27th May. Details have been sent via email – places fill up quickly so please sign up your child as soon as possible.

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