Posted on May 5, 2016 / Boys' Junior
For a number of weeks, our Junior School boys have been training during Energy Plus sessions and in their PE classes, for our annual House Cross Country.
On Tuesday morning of this week, in very windy conditions, the event arrived. Our Prep and Year 1 boys commenced proceedings with their run, a very challenging ‘sprint’ around the oval. Fortunately, this year’s guest runner was none other than The Cat In The Hat (aka Southwood Old Boy Harry Bucknall). The Cat led the way, but was quickly overtaken by the Preps. Our Year 1s likewise were quick to catch up with the Cat, who was motivating them to run fast. Unfortunately, two laps of the oval was enough for The Cat, and he slinked off, never to be seen again.
Our Year 2s powered through their 1 km course, and then it was on to the Yr 9/10, which was one of the most thrilling in memory, with Edward Oliver and Felix Kilworth (both in Year 3) almost sprinting the last 500 metres, having already given their all for the first 1 ½ kms. Rafi Taylor, Max Lalor and Lachlan Moir ran very strong races to take out the places in the 11 Year Old event, whilst Krisshnaa, Josh and Zack completed the 12/12 Year Old race in near record time.
Most importantly, the boys who find long distance running challenging still gave their all, and as they crossed the line, should have felt an enormous sense of fulfilment in their efforts…they were, as always, well supported by all other boys. Congratulations again to all boys for their enormous efforts. Thank you also to the many parents who supported our House Cross Country.
Year 9/10 1st Edward Oliver 2nd Felix Kilworth 3rd Alexander Guscott
Year 11 1st Rafi Taylor 2nd Max Lalor 3rd Lachlan Moir
Year 12/13 1st Krisshnaa Kannan 2nd Josh Apsey 3rd Zack Crowe