Rain fails to stop play at Mulgrave Olympics

Long jumpers compete at the Mulgrave Olympics'picture: Ceri Oakes, w122912b

Long jumpers compete at the Mulgrave Olympics'picture: Ceri Oakes, w122912b

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RAIN failed to stop play for the second time for the years three and four primary school Olympics hosted by Mulgrave Sports Association.

After being postponed in June due to poor weather, the event finally went ahead last week.

The event was a team effort between Mulgrave Sports Association, SBC’s Sports Development Unit, Loftus and Whitby Athletics Club and Caedmon School.

Pupils from 11 local primary schools took part on the day - Airy Hill, West Cliff, Stakesby, East Whitby, Lythe, Sleights, Danby, Fylingdales and Egton.

Seton, Ruswarp, Castleton, St Hilda’s, Lealholm and Glaisdale had also been originally due to attend before the orginal date was postponed.

All pupils competed as countries in a wide range of events such as sprinting, distance running, throwing, jumping and relay races.

School sports co-ordinator Caroline Watson said Loftus & Whitby did a fantastic job of running the different events, supported by year eight sports leaders from Caedmon School.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded at the end of the day to the top three boys and girls in each activity.

The organisors of the event thank event sponsors Parkol Marine, The Whitby Cobbler, Yorkshire Fire Protection, MKM Builder’s Merchants and Saunders Sawmill without whom the event would not have taken place.

* See next Friday’s Whitby Gazette (27 July) for more pictures