Active Stirling recently hosted its annual Mini Stuc Chroin Event in Strathyre, collaborating with Stuc a’ Chroin 5000.

The event drew over 160 Primary School students from 15 schools within the McLaren Learning Community and Stirling.

This year, the Stuc Hill race commenced up hill and tough terrain and then finished downhill onto a flat. Primary pupils showcased their athleticism tackling increasingly challenging landscapes until they reached the finish line.

For many participants, this marked their inaugural venture into hill running. The day unfolded splendidly, with dry weather and sunny intervals, offering an ideal backdrop for the students to revel in the sunshine as they ran.

Newton Primary School clinched the coveted Stuc Hill Race championship title, securing the top honours. Following closely behind, Bridge of Allan Primary School claimed the second spot, with Strathyre Primary School securing the third position.

We would like to thank all the Primary school pupils who took part in Mini Stuc Hill Race, 2024. We had great weather this year and the event was a massive success thanks to the support from the Active Schools Team and the committee of volunteers who help organise the Mini Stuc Hill Race and Stuc a’ Chrion 5000.

Michael McPake, Active Stirling's Active Schools Co-ordinator

During the event, Angela Mudge, a World Champion Ultra Runner and Scottish Champion hill runner, commended the students for their hard work and distributed prizes to the victorious teams.

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