GALLERY: Run for the hills

By Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times

Photos by Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times

More than 1,470 competitors converged on Mount St. Louis Moonstone Tuesday for the annual Simcoe County Elementary School Cross-Country Running Championship. The athletes participated in regional meets last week in Midland, Collingwood and at Mount St. Louis to determine who would represent their schools at the county-wide championship. This year's event was blessed with blue skies and sunshine along with moderate temperatures and light wind -- ideal conditions for running the hilly terrain at the Oro-Medonte Township ski hill. There were many runners in every race, divided into male and female groups of students by grade, starting with Grade 4 and ending with Grade 8. The competition was delayed for almost an hour due to a problem with the computer system used for timing. Results should be available Wednesday morning at