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26 • 06 • 2018
Sports

Cross country success down to effort and determination

The whole school took part in our annual on-site cross country last week despite wet and muddy weather conditions.

Students ran distances ranging from 0.5km to 3km, according to age.

The whole school took part in our annual on-site cross country last week despite wet and muddy weather conditions.

Students ran distances ranging from 0.5km to 3km, according to age.

Head of Physical Education Philip Keen said that while some were driven by results, for most students the event was simply an opportunity to challenge themselves.

Often, he said, success came down to effort and determination, and he was proud to see many students push themselves in the House relay so as not to let down their House and teammates.

“Like any athlete, you need to have the right physiological qualities, but you can never underestimate the need to keep pushing yourself when your legs begin to tire or you think you can’t go up that hill one more time.”

He said there were many benefits to taking part in sporting events.

“In this day and age we have more distractions than ever and often it is easier to live a more sedentary life. With that in mind, it is important to get out and move.”

 

House results:

College

1st Fleming 332
2nd McDonald 314
3rd Findlay 295
4th Tong 210

 

Primary

1st  McDonald 253
2nd  Tong 239
3rd  Findlay 200
4th  Fleming 180