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Cross Country round 1 Lurgan Park

Round 1 of the Flahavans Primary Cross Country League was held in Lurgan Park on Friday 5th October. Over 500 children took part in the event which is increasingly well attended, so much so that there are now 6 races to accommodate all.

Congratulations must go again to the girls' team who ran in first and remain undefeated in the Southern Area league in 4 years! No pressure girls. The race was very intense and was great to watch. The girls found the increased distance challenging and had to dig deep to stay in the points zone.

Our experienced athletes Leah Balfour and Alex Kerr came in third and 6th but the race of the day belonged to little Anaya Patterson (P5) who came in 7th, a brilliant placing for a first ever race.

The boys team lost a member through injury and struggled to get into the points zone but finished a very respectable 5th out of 13. Best placed boy was Charlie Gault who finished 11th out of 75.

The individuals race is always one where the future stars can shine. This was no more so than in the boys' individual. Two King's Park Primary 5 boys (Alex Kerr and Luke Wells) absolutely nailed it coming in together first and second, having demolished the competition with 150 meters to go. The race was tight up until this point and could have gone either way, but a few well chosen "words of encouragement " from coach saw the pair of them find the will to win. Two stars of the future.

The girls' individual race whereas not just as dramatic, saw Olivia Halliday P6 finish 6th and Abi Cherry 7th.

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part.