Dorie Cross Country
On Friday 25 May we travelled to Bedford's Farm to run our Cross Country for 2018. It was fine but cold when we arrived, however it started to rain heavily once we started running. The course was really cool, and challenging, with hills and hay bales, but we had a great time...
Enjoy our photos and stories.
Enjoy our photos and stories.
I jumped off the bus, but I felt nervous. Some butterflies flew into my tummy. Bang! The gun went. It was our turn to run. Going up the steep hill was the most hardest thing for me. Running on the wet grass, my shoes get wet. Jumping over the three hay bales, go up hill, down hill then finished. I felt happy when I finished the race. I felt proud of myself, but my body was cold.
Saruna Year 3
I got off the bus with shivers down my spine. I was cross country. I looked up and it was cloudy. Then I looked left, I saw black clouds in the distance. I sat down on the plastic mat nervously wanting to run now, but I had to wait for the Year 1's to 4's. I felt drips coming down faster and faster. Now it was bucketing down!
Bang! Immediately I ran my heart out. Suddenly I came to a big square bale, heaving myself over. I set off to get my mark. It was really hard going, fighting for grip on the wet ground. I sod wanted to give up, but I was determined to get the job done! Now we are coming to a big steep hill and my muscles nearly gave out, but I made it. I lost control going down a steep hill, hoping not to fall over. We went round a corner and two more bales were coming into view. I lost a lot of energy by going over the two bales. We went round a sharp corner and up a rough chunky rooted hill, and down a hill and up a hill. I could see the finish line, but I was only halfway. I had to do it all again.
I was freezing to death. Mum gave me a warm pack so I could keep a bit warm. I couldn't believe it, I got 5th.
Liam Year 5
Waiting. The bus turned off at the Bedford's farm. We got off. I felt shivering cold. We waited patiently on the plastic. We waited for Piwakawaka to run. Soon it will be my turn.
Running, I jumped over hay bales. I went down a steep hill. When I went down the hill I couldn't control myself going down. I ran the course. The hay bales was so big I couldn't easily jump over it. The rest was ahead of me. My face was cold. My legs run fast. I could hear my feet thumping on the ground.
I've finished. My body is starting to ache. It's tired. I've been running so fast. I've got to the end of my race. I am so pleased. I got to the end without stopping and I am proud of myself, I got third. I am one happy Logan!
Logan Year 4
When the bus turned up at the Bedford's farm, we all shuffled off. When I got off the bus I was shivering cold. I saw big black clouds coming towards us. It started to drizzle. I walked down to the plastic.
Bang! The Year 1's and 2's went running. Mr D said Year 3 and 4 it's your turn. Bang! There goes the gun. I sprinted to the first hurdle.Then I went up a big steep hill with pine cones on the grass. I could not take control of my legs. I went further and further when I went down the hill. When it went flat, I ran my hardest. I got to the next hay bale.
There's the finish line in the distance. I kept on running, I felt like I was going to faint. I am nearly at the finish line. I ran like a lightning bolt. I soared over the finish line and I came first. I was so so puffed and I was proud of myself. I could not feel my hands and my feet.
Fleur Year 3
County Cross Country
Tuesday 5 June, 13 runners attended the Mid Canterbury County Cross Country event. This was s step up in competition. We are thrilled that Ollie J (1st in Year 5 Boys) and Sam K (6th in Year 7 Boys) will compete in the Canterbury Primary Schools Cross Country Champs in Christchurch on 20 June.