Bolton School Senior Boys

Bolton Primary Schools’ Cross Country

The final race of the Bolton Primary Schools’ Cross Country Series was held at Moss Bank Park on Tuesday 13th October with over 250 boys and 200 girls from across Bolton competing.

The series has run on consecutive Tuesdays since 22nd September  and has been supported by the new  Bolton Sports Alliance with staff from Bolton School, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton Lads and Girls Club , Bolton United Harriers and Horwich Harriers pitching in to help  run the events. In total nearly 2,000 young people have run over the series

Ian Southern Head teacher of St Saviours School Ringley said: “The Bolton Primary Cross Country League has grown over the last two years and is probably the biggest mass participation event in Bolton if not the region. The beauty of it is that children of all abilities can participate, compete and enjoy at whatever level they can". 

The Primary Schools’ Cross Country will recommence on Tuesday 8th March 2016 with the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Fun Run at Moss Bank Park and the Bolton Championships on 15th March 2016. 

Anthony Turner, School Games Organiser for Thornleigh Salesian College and Brian Richardson, School Games Organiser for St Joseph’s RCHS have supported and programmed the events on behalf of Bolton with support from the key Bolton Sports’ Alliance Partners.  Anthony said: “This series has been fantastic testimony to the dedication of Bolton schools, teachers and parents in giving children experience in what I believe is one of the largest and most successful series of sporting events for this age group anywhere. Particular thanks must go to Maryon O’Donnell from Bolton United Harriers in preparing the courses and making the races run smoothly. Clearly school sport in Bolton is on a good footing and it can only grow from here”.


The primary school runners set off around the course at Bolton School

The primary school runners set off around the course at Bolton School

The wet conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm of the contestants