TALENTED young athletes showed true grit when they competed at the Inverclyde Schools Primary Cross Country Challenge.

Conditions were ideal for the 265 primary school pupils who gathered at Tower Hill in Gourock for the second race of the series.

Organised by Inverclyde Athletic Club in partnership with Active Schools, the event involved P5 and P6 pupils racing over a 1,200 metre course while the P7 pupils tackled a tough 1,500 metre route.

Janice Hendrie, from Inverclyde Athletic Club, said: "It went really well and we would like to say well done to all the children who took part.

"We'd like to thank all the volunteers from Inverclyde Athletic Club and Active Schools Inverclyde who set up the course and officiated.

"We are also grateful to Diodes Incorporated for sponsoring the event - we couldn't run the event without their support."

At the first event on August 31, the team from Inverkip Primary School won the P5/P6 girls competition while Ardgowan Primary School won the P5/P6 boys race.

In the P7 girls race, St Joseph's Primary School triumphed while St Patrick's Primary School won the P7 boys race.

Wemyss Bay Primary School won the second P5/P6 girls race while Ardgowan Primary took the honours in the P5/P6 boys event.

Ardgowan Primary School also won both P7 races.