The final results of Sports Day were announced in assembly this morning with medal and trophy winners presented with the rewards for their endeavours on the 'track' and in the 'field'. By all accounts this was an exceptional year for school athletics with our students achieving success at Board (NEELB), regional and UK levels.

Magherafelt High School yet again proved their sporting prowess this time on track and field at the NEEBSA athletics event held annually at the Antrim Forum.

Miss Alexander will once again lead her 'fun-running' troupe down to Belfast for the annual Belfast Marathon 'Fun run' which takes place on the May Day bank holiday, Monday 15th May.

Miss Alexander, Head of Home Economics in the school, is passionate about running, and is regularly dons her running gear for a 'wee' run (10K!) after school. No stranger to Marathons, Miss Alexander was delighted at the level of interest shown by the students.

"Each year the numbers participating from Magherafelt High School have grown and hopefully it provides students with an interest in going to do a full Marathon some day later on in life."

With over 20 students and staff taking part in what is being billed as the largest Belfast Marathon to date in terms of the numbers of runners, it will surely be a fun day out if nothing else.