21 Apr

Schools Kids Crowned EMF Champions

Hairy HaggisPupils from Edinburgh’s Craiglockhart Primary School are celebrating after being crowned winners of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races competition. Over 750 pupils from schools across Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and Fife took part in last May’s event, which was the biggest in the event’s history.

Derek Law, headmaster at Craiglockhart Primary, said: “I am always delighted to hear about the many activities our pupils are involved in after school at our Golden Table at Assembly each week and was very proud that so many Craiglockhart pupils took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival under their school’s name.”

The winning school received a trophy, handed over by the event’s mascot Mr Hairy Haggis, as well as a voucher for £150, provided by Eveque Leisure Equipment, towards purchasing athletics equipment for the school.

Ben Telfer, 10, of Craiglockhart Primary, who finished 10th male in the 2k race said: “‘I thought that EMF 2015 was excellent and I will definitely do it again. It was very well organised and the atmosphere was great. Overall it was really good”

Zach Beardsley, also 10-years-old added: “‘I loved the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and I am delighted to hear that our school won the prize’

EMF 2016 junior races have now reached capacity. Late entries to the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Hairy Haggis Team Relay will remain open until 4 May, as well as charity entries for the full marathon. To enter, go to the EMF website.