In the running for medals at championships contest

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition
West Lothian Schools X-Country competition
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The extremely competitive atmosphere ran high at West Lothian’s largest ever School Cross Country Championships.

Over 1000 pupils from across West Lothian were eager to showcase their talents and signed up to test themselves at Deans Community High School and Dechmont Law course on the outskirts of Livingston.

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

The high energy event saw dedicated pupils from primary six to secondary sixth year give phenomenal performances, with all of them achieving excellent completion times.

The event, organised by West Lothian Council’s Active Schools and Sports Development team, gathered support from local athletics clubs, Scottish Athletics and Deans Community High School’s sports leaders.

Linlithgow Primary took gold in the primary 7 races, with Isla Calvert impressing onlookers by coming first and Kye White clinching gold in the boys event.
St Margaret’s pupil Karly McCallum snapped up the gold medal in the S1 girls race who continued their winning streak with Patrick Goralczyk placing first in the S2 boys race and Linlithgow Academy’s Sarah Calvert taking Gold in the S2 girls category.

In the S3 races, Linlithgow Academy’s Katie Taylor took gold in the girls.

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

Executive councillor for education Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: “Congratulations to all of the pupils who took part in the cross country championships, especially those who won medals in the event.

“I was very impressed to hear how many participants were keen to take part.

“It’s good to know that so many of our young people still have a very keen interest in keeping fit.”

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition

West Lothian Schools X-Country competition