Annandale and Eskdale Super 4’s – Sprint To The Finish

The finale of the Annandale and Eskdale Schools Super 4’s cross country league took place in Langholm following events in Annan, Lockerbie & Moffat

The Super 4’s which are part of the PEPAS primary schools sporting calendar are designed to promote cross country running to primary 5-7 children with the emphasis on encouraging runners of all abilities, whether to increase fitness levels, improve past performances or quite simply for enjoyment. The events which are sponsored by Magnox Limited also provided a pathway for children to compete in readiness for the 2016 Scottish Cross Country Championships. After the final race in Langholm presentations to the winners in each category were made as follows: –

Category Position Name School

Boys Overall 1st Sean Dunbar Eaglesfield Primary
Girls Overall 1st Isla Cooper Hecklegirth Primary

Primary 5 Girls 1st Nicole Ritchie Newington Primary
2nd Jessica Forster Canonbie Primary
3rd Evie Bryden Newington Primary

Primary 5 Boys 1st Cammy Bryson Newington Primary
2nd Karl Lamont Canonbie Primary
3rd Zac Piercy Newington Primary


Primary 6 Girls 1st = Iona Jamieson
Sarah Hunter Langholm Primary
Brydekirk Primary
3rd = Hannah Robson
Sadie Cropper Gretna Primary
Langholm Primary
Primary 6 Boys 1st Alasdair Thomson Lochmaben Primary
2nd Conan Harper Langholm Primary
3rd Thomas Forster Canonbie Primary

Primary 7 Girls 1st Isla Cooper Hecklegirth Primary
2nd Megan McMinn Moffat Primary
3rd Olivia McQueen Cummertrees Primary
Primary 7 Boys 1st Sean Dunbar Eaglesfield Primary
2nd Reece Oakley Newington Primary
3rd = Harry Wilkinson
Archie Mitchell Newington Primary
Lockerbie Primary

The overall winners were Sean Dunbar, Primary 7 from Eaglesfield Primary and Isla Cooper, Primary 7 from Hecklegirth Primary who retained the trophy she won last year.

Chair of Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee, Councillor Ogilvie said “Congratulations to all the children who have been competing during the winter months. It is excellent to see numbers of participants growing each year and more young children engaging in the event”.

John Grierson, Site Director at Chapelcross on behalf of Magnox Limited said “yet again another excellent event with so many children given the opportunity to participate, compete and develop and it all bodes very well for the future. It’s great to recognise that our support could be developing future sporting champions and equally as important, children enjoying the benefits of being physically active.”

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