Children enjoy Scoot-athon

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CHILDREN from far afield scooted their way to Stamford for an annual race.

The Stamford Scoot-athon was held at Queen Eleanor School on Saturday and 105 primary school children took part, including two from a school in Berkshire.

Before the competition began, European Duathlon and Iron Man champion Roger Canham gave riders an inspirational talk.

Vic Couzens, who sponsors the event, started the races.

Organiser Gill Anderson said: “Every competitor gave their all.

“It’s not an easy course and the sense of achievement, as they crossed the finish line was so evident across their faces.

“Parents and families cheered the children all the way. The atmosphere was fantastic.

Friends of St Gilbert’s Primary School, who organised the event, were presented with a cheque for £500 for winning a National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations regional gold award for the Scoot-athon.