Rural racers sprint to Drumlemble for school sports

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After previously being postponed, the weather threatened, once again, to put a dampener on Kintyre’s rural schools’ sports day, but to no avail.

The rain held off as children from across the area raced to Drumlemble Primary School last Friday for a morning of athletics.

Competitions included running, skipping, sack, three-legged, bean bag and egg and spoon races.

The competitive P6 and P7 boys’ and girls’ marathons proved ever popular and it was no surprise that the two names which dominated the senior prize lists triumphed: Solana McMurchy from Drumlemble and Rhunahaorine’s Lewis Gilchrist, who missed it by a nose last year.

Some children were so excited by placing that they forgot to go to the scorers’ table, so there are some P3-5 results missing.

Results: Obstacle race: P1 boys: 1 Harris MacLennan, Drumlemble; 2 Moss Lapsley, Rhunahaorine; 3 Stuart Byers, Rhunahaorine. P1 girls: 1 Mackenzie Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Elsie MacKinnon, Carradale; 3 Mya MacCormick, Carradale. P2 boys: 1 Sandy MacKinnon, Carradale; 2 Christie Humphreys, Carradale; 3 Charlie Jones, Glenbarr. P2 girls: Laila Coburn, Gigha; 2 India Macalister Hall, Carradale; Taylor Russell, Southend. P3 boys: 1 Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble; 2 George Hodgson, Southend; 3 Tyler Mitchell, Drumlemble. P3 girls: 1 Ashley Glen, Southend. P4 boys: 1 Cameron Ralston, Drumlemble. P5 boys: 1 Fabian Kimak, Rhunahaorine; 2 Connor Coburn, Gigha; 3 Aiden Lamb, Rhunahaorine. P5 girls: 1 Jacqueline McHugh, Glenbarr. P6 boys and girls: 1 Alyssa Storey, Rhunahaorine; 2= Bailey Bannatyne, Gigha and Jack Ralston, Drumlemble; 3 William Wool, Gigha. P7 boys: Lewis Gilchrist, Rhunahaorine; 2 Omar Abdulkareem, Carradale; 3 Harland Baxter, Carradale. P7 girls: Solana McMurchy, Drumlemble; 2 Amy Mauchline, Drumlemble; 3 Martha Smith, Drumlemble.

Three-legged race: P3 boys and girls: 1 Jack Tait-Bennett and Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble; 2 Austin O’Hanlon and Mark Byers, Rhunahaorine; 3 Maisy Freeman and Morgan-Faith Baxter, Carradale. P4 boys: Logan O’Hanlon and George Hodgson, Rhunahaorine and Southend; 2 Cameron Ralston and Tyler Mitchell, Drumlemble; 3 Joshua Lavery-Jones and Stuart Conley, Carradale. P5 boys: Taylor Purser and Christopher McEachran, Drumlemble; 2 Fabian Kimak and Connor Coburn, Rhunahaorine and Gigha; 3 Lewis O’Hanlon and Aiden Lamb, Rhunahaorine. P6 boys and girls: 1 Bailey Bannatyne and Alyssa Storey, Gigha and Rhunahaorine; 2 Jack Ralston and William Wool, Drumlemble and Gigha. P7 boys and girls: 1 Amy Mauchline and Solana McMurchy, Drumlemble; 2 Omar Abdulkareem and Lewis Gilchrist, Carradale and Rhunahaorine; 3 John Tait-Bennett and Harland Baxter, Drumlemble and Carradale.

Sack race: P1 boys: 1 Moss Lapsley, Rhunahaorine; 2 Douglas Livingston, Rhunahaorine; 3 Harris MacLennan, Drumlemble. P1 girls: Mackenzie Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Mya MacCormick, Carradale; 3 Elsie MacKinnon, Carradale. P2 boys: 1 Charlie Jones, Glenbarr; 2 Sandy MacKinnon, Carradale; 3 Ollie Graham, Drumlemble. P2 girls: 1 Rosie McGovern, Drumlemble; 2 Taylor Russell, Southend; 3 Alyssa McEachran, Drumlemble. P3 boys: 1 Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble; 2 Jack Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble; 3 Craig Hurd, Rhunahaorine. P4 boys: 1 Tyler Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Cameron Ralston, Drumlemble; 3 Joshua Lavery-Jones, Carradale. P5 boys: 1 Fabian Kimak, Rhunahaorine; 2 Taylor Purser, Drumlemble; 3 Christopher McEachran, Drumlemble.

Egg and spoon race: P1 boys: 1 Josh Hodgson, Southend; 2 Christie Humphreys, Carradale; 3 Moss Lapsley, Rhunahaorine. P1 girls: 1 Mackenzie Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Elsie MacKinnon, Carradale; 3 Mya MacCormick, Carradale. P2 boys: 1 Charlie Jones, Glenbarr; 2 Sandy MacKinnon, Carradale; 3 Jacob Lavery-Jones, Carradale. P2 girls: 1 Rosie McGovern, Drumlemble; 2 Taylor Russell, Southend; 3 Mia Harper, Carradale.

Sack race: P6 boys and girls: 1 Alyssa Storey, Rhunahaorine; 2 Bailey Bannatyne, Gigha; 3 Jack Ralston, Drumlemble. P7 boys: 1 Lewis Gilchrist, Rhunahaorine; 2 Omar Abdulkareem, Carradale; 3 John Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble. P7 girls: 1 Solana McMurchy, 2 Martha Smith, Drumlemble; 3 Amy Mauchline, Drumlemble.

Flat race: P1 boys: 1 James Clark, Gigha; 2 Stuart Byers, Rhunahaorine; 3 Douglas Livingston, Rhunahaorine. P1 girls: 1 Mackenzie Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Mya MacCormick, Carradale; 3 Elsie MacKinnon, Carradale. P2 boys: 1 Sandy MacKinnon, Carradale; 2 Frazey Morrison-Jures, Gigha; 3 Jacob Lavery-Jones, Carradale. P2 girls: 1 Alyssa McEachran, Drumlemble; 2 Rosie McGovern, Drumlemble; 3 India Macalister Hall, Carradale.

P3 boys: 1 Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble; 2 Jack Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble; 3 Craig Hurd, Rhunahaorine. P3 girls: 1 Maisy Freeman, Carradale; 2 Ashley Glen, Southend; 3 Hannah McLellan, Glenbarr. P4 boys: 1 Tyler Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Cameron Ralston, Drumlemble; 3 George Hodgson, Southend. P4 girls: 1 Amy Clark, Gigha; 2 Zoe Macalister Hall, Carradale; 3 Iona Wotherspoon, Drumlemble. P5 boys: 1 Fabian Kimak, Rhunahaorine; 2 Connor Coburn, Gigha; 3 Taylor Purser, Drumlemble. P5 girls: 1 Katie Hamilton, Drumlemble; 2 Aimee McAulay, Drumlemble; 3 Jacqueline McHugh, Glenbarr.

P6 boys and girls: 1 Alyssa Storey, Rhunahaorine; 2 Jack Ralston, Drumlemble; 3 Bailey Bannatyne, Gigha. P7 boys: 1 Lewis Gilchrist, Rhunahaorine; 2 Harland Baxter, Carradale; 3 Omar Abdulkareem, Carradale. P7 girls: 1 Solana McMurchy, Drumlemble; 2 Martha Smith, Drumlemble; 3 Amy Mauchline, Drumlemble.

Standing long jump: P6 boys and girls: 1 Alyssa Storey, Rhunahaorine; 2 Jack Ralston, Drumlemble; 3 William Wool, Gigha. P7 boys: 1 Lewis Gilchrist, Rhunahaorine; 2 Omar Abdulkareem, Carradale; 3 John Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble. P7 girls: 1 Solana McMurchy, Drumlemble; 2 Amy Mauchline, Drumlemble; Martha Smith, Drumlemble.

Skipping race: P3 boys: 1 Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble; 2 Jack Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble; 3 Craig Hurd, Rhunahaorine. P3 girls: 1 Ashley Glen, Southend; 2 Maisy Freeman, Carradale; 3 Hannah McLellan, Glenbarr. P4 boys: 1 Stuart Conley, Carradale; 2 Cameron Ralston, Drumlemble; 3 George Hodgson, Southend. P4 girls: 1 Zoe Macalister Hall, Carradale; 2 Mirrin MacLennan, Drumlemble; 3 Amy Clark, Gigha. P5 boys: 1 Taylor Purser, Drumlemble; 2 Fabian Kimak, Rhunahaorine; 3 Connor Coburn, Gigha. P5 girls: 1 Katie Hamilton, Drumlemble; 2 Margan-Faith Baxter, Carradale; 3 Aimee McAulay, Drumlemble. P6 boys and girls: 1 Alyssa Storey, Rhunahaorine; 2 Bailey Bannatyne, Gigha; 3 Jack Ralston, Drumlemble. P7 boys: 1 Lewis Gilchrist, Rhunahaorine; 2 Omar Abdulkareem, Carradale; 3 John Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble. P7 girls: Solana McMurchy, Drumlemble; 2 Martha Smith, Drumlemble; Amy Mauchline, Drumlemble.

Potato race: P1 boys and girls: 1 James Clark, Gigha and Mackenzie Mitchell, Drumlemble; 2 Ava Lamb, Rhunahaorine and Elsie MacKinnon, Carradale; 3 Josh Hodgson, Southend and Mya MacCormick, Carradale. P2 boys: 1 Charlie Jones, Glenbarr; 2 Sandy MacKinnon, Carradale; 3 Ollie Graham, Drumlemble. P2 girls: 1 Rosie McGovern, Drumlemble; 2 Alyssa McEachran, Drumlemble; 3 Taylor Russell, Southend. P3 boys and girls: 1 Craig Hurd, Rhunahaorine, Isiah Doxsey, Drumlemble and Ashley Glen, Southend; 2 Austin O’Hanlon, Rhunahaorine, Jack Tait-Bennett, Drumlemble and Maisy Freeman, Carradale; 3 Mark Byers, Rhunahaorine, Ryan Lentz, Glenbarr and Hannah McLellan, Glenbarr. P 4 boys: 1 Cameron Raltson, Drumlemble; 2 Tyler Mitchell, Drumlemble; 3 Stuart Conley, Carradale. P4 girls: 1 Amy Clark, Gigha; 2 Zoe Macalister Hall, Carradale; 3 Iona Wotherspoon, Drumlemble. P5 boys: 1 Fabian Kimak, Rhunahaorine; 2 Taylor Purser, Drumlemble; 3 Connor Coburn, Gigha. P5 girls: 1 Katie Hamilton, Drumlemble; 2 Aimee McAulay, Drumlemble; 3 Louise Hurd, Rhunahaorine.

Junior girls grin as they compete in the flat race. 50_c25ruralsports01

These youngsters had their eyes on the prize in the potato race. 50_c25ruralsports02

Jumping for joy: boys compete in the sack race. 50_c25ruralsports03

The girls are determined in the flat race. 50_c25ruralsports04

Jumping through hoops: boys compete in the obstacle course. 50_c25ruralsports05

Three-legged fun. 50_c25ruralsports06

Girls skip to the finish line. 50_c25ruralsports07

Big smiles are boys jump across the finishing line. 50_c25ruralsports08

Senior students battle it out in the obstacle race. 50_c25ruralsports09

Girls grin as they reach the end of the sack race. 50_c25ruralsports10

Concentration during the egg and spoon race. 50_c25ruralsports11

Boys race out of the parachute during the obstacle race. 50_c25ruralsports12

Solana McMurchy raced into first place in the girls’ marathon. 50_c25ruralsports13

The boys’ marathon winner, Lewis Gilchrist, right, got off to a flying start. 50_c25ruralsports14