Edinburgh Marathon Success!

Edinburgh Marathon


We have received some fantastic news!

It’s been announced that Broughton were the winners of the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races competition!

Over 800 children from schools across Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and Fife took part in last May’s event, which was the biggest in event’s history.

Young runners aged 6-8 took part in the 1.5k race and 9-12 year olds raced over 2k as part of a packed weekend of running last May which also included the 5k, 10k, Team Relay, Half Marathon and Marathon.

GB London Olympic Athlete Freya Ross and EMF mascot, Mr Hairy Haggis, made a special visit to our whole school assembly last Monday morning to award the school with the  winning trophy and £150 worth of sports equipment vouchers.

We are delighted to have won the EMF schools competition. It’s wonderful to get the recognition for all the children’s hard work and efforts,both in training and on the day, as well as the PSA for helping to organise our participation!

We also received this feedback from the EMF race organisers-

“On behalf of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival team I would like to say a special thank you to everyone at Broughton Primary for their efforts and level of engagement with the EMF junior races. Pupils and staff from the school are a brilliant example of why we do the junior races at EMF and we are really proud that these races help make real change.

Broughton Primary’s dedication and commitment through organised training ‘fun runs’ prior to EMF weekend reflects how the school are determined to make the children more active. We realise it’s important to build on this momentum of keeping our children more active and by encouraging kids to get involved with the EMF junior races it provides a special occasion where they can celebrate a sense of achievement and inclusion as they cross the finish line.

By working closely together to help drive participation in the junior races we can show that EMF is for everyone and continue to encourage more local schools to get involved and help make a difference.

So a massive well done to all involved in creating positive change for our children.


Neil Kilgour
EMF Race Director”

Well done to all! Let’s see if we can repeat our success this year!

Follow this link to see the post on the EMF’s webpage

Broughton Crowned Junior Champions

Well Done