Balmoral Castle the backdrop to the race

T Shirt Competition Winnner - 23 January 2015

Mia Lovie from Aberdeen will see her t-shirt design worn by almost 1500 runners in the MPH primary schools 1.5Km and the Kongsberg secondary schools 2.5Km races at Balmoral in April.

The Hazlehead primary school pupil's artistic flair earned her the top prize in the competition which attracted hundreds of entries from all over the north east.

Mia, who plans to run in the 1.5Km, won a Run-4-It voucher and goody bag, a framed copy of her winning design and a £250 sports grant ...for her school.

She said:"I enjoyed doing the competition. I like art and I really like running. I ran in the Balmoral race last year when I finished sixth and I'll be going back again this year."

Hazlehead head teacher Barbara Jones encouraged a huge number of pupils to take part in the competition and was immensely proud of Mia's achievement.

She said: "We are committed to involving as many children as possible in running and the t-shirt competition was an ideal opportunity for us to highlight local running and the Balmoral event.

"Balmoral is popular with our running club and hopefully it will encourage a lot more of the school to become involved, including more staff!

"We have a running club with 47 regular members who go out on a Wednesday morning in Hazlehead Park. We also use the track next to the school which was funded by Metro Aberdeen Running Club, and that has been great for us.

"In addition, there's a lot of pupils who run independently, outwith the school, but with parent helpers. So, we are really committed to running and training.

"We hope to have a good turnout from our running club at Balmoral. In fact most of them have already entered. I'll be there to cheer then on and afterwards I'll also be taking part in the 10Km, so it should be a great day.

"The £250 prize Mia won for the school is hugely appreciated.Any financial contribution we can get to promote sport is great.

"We've a few ideas about how it might be used, but we'll ask the children in the running club what they think should be done with the money.

"It'll be interesting to see what they come up with because they're not short of ideas."

More Archive News Items

Enter Now