Milngavie pupils enjoy a fun run

19-06-2015'Milngavie Primary Fun Run, Cooling down.'Picture Paul McSherry.
19-06-2015'Milngavie Primary Fun Run, Cooling down.'Picture Paul McSherry.

Pupils had great fun and supported their school by taking part in Milngavie Primary School PTA’s annual fun run on Friday, June 19.

Now in its fifth year, the event served as the finale to the school’s health week, which raised about £200, and it was as popular as ever.

Whilst the weather was making no promises on the day, parents, carers and staff were out in force to support the 350 pupils taking part.

Members of the Garscube Harriers Running Club led the school pupils in an all-important warm up before the Primary 7s set an ambitious pace for the rest of the runners.

The one mile circuit took the runners round nearby Lennox Park and through the village, where crowds of traders and shoppers gathered to cheer the children and their helpers on.

Each participant was awarded a medal for their efforts and the fastest boy and girl in each year group was presented with a certificate to mark their achievement.

Participants also enjoyed a skip-a-thon, a P7 v teacher netball match and a healthy snack afterwards.

The winners were: Daniel Cuthbertson and Brooke Kenny (P1); Ellis Stevenson and Chloe Donaghy (P2); Archie McLaren and Emily Berry (P3); Oliver Patterson and Dottie Craig (P4); Alex Simpson and Beth Raeside (P5); Euan Lamond and Meira Jardine (P6); Callum Rutherford and Orla Johnstone (P7).

One of the organisers, Joanne Logue, said: “The kids had an absolute blast. We’d like to say congratulations to everyone who took part.

“The rain just managed to stay off as pupils raced round a carefully prepared track in Milngavie village.

“It was a wonderful afternoon and everyone enjoyed walking up and down , chatting to friends and cheering on classmates.

“Now that we are all super fit, we can really enjoy the summer...if and when it comes.

“Planning is also already underway for next year’s event, so get training.”

Milngavie Primary School PTA and the fun run organising committee would like to thank all the runners, the school staff, the supporters, Milngavie BID team, Garscube Harriers, the police, the local traders and their customers and Debs Shipton for being the driving force behind the fun run each year.

Money raised during the week will go towards a new MUGA pitch, replacing the old one behind the nursery.