Barbara Keeley MP


Salford Cross-Country Championships given a Flying Start by Barbara

The Salford Primary Schools' Cross Country events have been organised for over 20 years and for the last 15 by Mr Tim Barnes, headteacher at Mesne Lea and Mr Rob McGall, headteacher at Clifton Primary School.

This season over 500 children have competed on each of the five Saturday mornings between November and February at races held behind Mesne Lea School in Walkden and on Bolton Road Playing Fields, Irlams of the Height

Barbara said:

“It was great to see children from age seven upwards involved in running and enjoying the exercise.

“The Cross-Country Championship is a good event because it emphasises the fact that running can be fun for all, and it is taking part and not always winning that counts.”

Mr Tim Barnes, headteacher at Mesne Lea School, said:

“This season has again seen fantastic competition from so many children, who are able to enjoy the participation and competition and encourages pupils to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

“Many thanks to Barbara Keeley MP for starting the races on the final Saturday of the season and for presenting the awards following this race.”







Barbara starts the race

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