Records broken at Donaldson’s biathlon

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Records were smashed in the Donaldson’s biathlon held at the end of August.

The event featured a 64m swim followed by a 600m cross country with P6 classes from local primary schools, all competing to be the fastest in the town.

Congratulations went to Isla Calvert from Linlithgow Primary School and Angus Eagers from Low Port Primary School for being the fastest boy and girl in Linlithgow, with the fastest times ever recorded at the event. Each participant received a certificate, the fastest boy and girl in each class a medal, and the overall winner a trophy.

The fastest boy and girl from each class are as follows - Linlithgow Primary - Luke Cameron (4m 21secs), Isla Calvert (3m 56secs); Low Port Primary - Angus Eagers (4m 13secs), Niamh Tierney (4m 30secs); St Joseph’s Primary - Eoin Richardson (4m 45secs), Megan McMeechan (5m 16secs); Springfield Primary - Cameron Walker (4m 45secs), Catriona Keillor (4m 57secs); Linlithgow Bridge Primary - Isla Fraser (4m 21secs), Kyle Haston (5m 26secs).

Shirley Miller, PE teacher at Donaldson’s School who organises the biathlon said: “It was another successful two days with lots of hard working, well behaved and enthusiastic children who encourage each other to do well. They love coming up to Donaldson’s and they love the competition too.”

She also thanked Mark Finnigan and Eilidh Stewart, sports captains from Linlithgow Academy, who helped on the day, to all the staff involved, and to Tesco for the use of shopping baskets for the students’ clothes.