EPSSA Cross Country Event

Blackhall Primary’s Cross Country team had a very enjoyable morning at the Edinburgh Primary School Sports Association (EPSSA) finals, today in the Spring sunshine.
Held at Inverleith Park, it featured a long and undulating route which many runners found tough going.

Twenty pupils (5 for each race) were selected based on previous performances, and every Blackhall pupil performed well.

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Stand-out performance was Gregor F. winning the P6 Boys event with a powerful finish taking him from 3rd to 1st down the home straight.
With medals for the Top 10 finishers, Holly and Iona also featured at the medal ceremony.
(with 200 runners in each race being in the top 5% was a superb achievement)

Other placed finishers in each race are listed below:
P6 Girls – 7th Holly McG. & Ella 14th
P6 Boys – 1st Gregor F.
P7 Girls – 10th Iona H. & 23rd Poppy M. & 61st Isla
P7 Boys – Finlay 25th & Euan 29th & Angus 83rd

So big congratulations to the pupils, and all the coaches involved with the team.

There was also a Team Competition, if you managed three “top 45” finishers in a race.
The positions were added up (for top 3 runners) and lowest score won:
P6 Girls – 30pts MES
P6 Boys – ?pts GWC
P7 Girls – 23pts Buckston
P7 Boys – 32pts St Johns

Schools Cross Country Event

News Flash…
At Wednesday’s Cross Country “Relay” event, Blackhall’s good form continued, beating rivals Mary Erskine to win the Girls Primary Relay event.
Holly McG, Poppy M and Iona H all ran superbly to win 1st place.
Congratulations to them all.

Blackhall Primary’s Cross Country team had a very successful morning at the Edinburgh Primaries Event.
Held at the Meadows on Monday 29th Feb, the weather was reasonable, but the ground soft.

A full coach-load of pupils attended from Blackhall, and represented the school superbly.
Blackhall featured strongly, with everyone performing well.

The highlights were achieving top 10 finishers in all races:
P6 Girls – 1st Holly McG.
P6 Boys – 2nd Gregor F.
P7 Girls – 3rd Iona H. & 10th Poppy M.
P7 Boys – 8th Shaun A.

So big congratulations to the pupils, and all the coaches involved with the team.

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P7 Girls team – click to enlarge

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P7 Boys team – click to enlarge

Primary Cross Country update

Blackhall Primary are excelling in the Edinburgh Cross Country League, competing successfully in all events.

At the half way stage of the Season the teams are doing great:
– Girls team is in 3rd position
– Boys team are in 6th position

And some individual stars:
– Gregor is in 3rd
– Iona is in 5th and Poppy in 10th.

Also for RHS many ex-Blackhall pupils are involved, and the Girls S1-S3 team are in first place!

Races resume in Feb/March – good luck to all.