Rhyddings hosted its first ever Hyndburn Primary School Athletics competition at its Heys Sports Complex on Thursday 2nd July.
Year 4 and 5 teams from Hippings Methodist, Moor End, St. Oswald’s, St. Nicholas’, West End, Belthorn and Sacred Heart competed for first place in a variety of disciplines at the school’s £1.2m community sports facility.
The overall winners were Hippings Methodist, whose boys also performed best overall. The overall girls winners for the day were Belthorn.
It was a fantastic day and the weather stayed fine for all the parents and families who came to support their children.
Rhyddings are delighted by the success of this year and are looking to build on it for subsequent yearly competitions.
PE teacher Mr Ashfaq, who organised the event, said: “The primary students were excellent, showing a lot of effort and determination. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”
Last October Keturah Bradley (9RR) finished 8th out of 90 runners in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Cross Country Championships, meaning she qualified to represent the borough at Lancashire Schools which took place on Saturday 7th February.
Lancashire Schools Cross Country is a very prestigious event in the athletics calendar and the competition is very tough. Keturah completed the very demanding course, finishing mid-table, overtaking several competitors up the famous ‘saucer’ hill and on the home straight. This competition is run by many club runners who are very talented in the sport, and Keturah really shone as an athlete. A tremendous effort and many congratulations on completing such a difficult course, well done Keturah!