Stirling Schools take on Mini Stuc A' Chroin Hill Race
Stirlingshire pupils took to the hills on Friday 3 May at the third annual Mini Stuc a’ Chroin Hill race in Strathyre.
Hosts Active Stirling in partnership with the Stuc a’ Chroin organising group brought together 15 primary schools and 4 secondary schools to compete in this challenging hill race.
Approximately 120 primary school pupils from across Stirling tackled a 1 mile course which started with a steep climb up part of the Stuc a’ Chroin hill. This year for the first time the event included a secondary schools race and 30 pupils from S1-3 took on the challenge of a hilly 3km route.

Loren Stewart (Callander PS), Niamh McKinlay (Aberfoyle PS) and Hazel Welsh (Dunblane PS)   Balfron High School in the secondary event

Team prizes on the day went to Dunblane Primary School and Balfron High school and there were podium finishes for pupils from Port of Menteith, Callander, Aberfoyle and Strathyre Primary Schools, McLaren and Stirling High Schools.

The leader in the P4-5 boys race - Rae Taylor (Dunblane)

Claire Peebles, Active Stirling’s Active Schools Co-ordinator said “Well done to all the children who took part in the event. Our thanks go to the Stuc a’ Chroin organising group who helped on the day along with local businesses such as the Munro Inn who provided refreshment for participants and spectators.”