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Year 5-6 Cross Country

Posted by Year 4 teacher on 17/11/2016


Gold Kitemark (not year-specific) Cross CountryThis afternoon, our cross country runners from Years 5 & 6 (and their parents!) braved strong winds and a torrential downpour of rain and hail to compete in the latest event, at Melbourne Park. Following a bright morning around town, we were not helped when the skies opened just a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Fortunately, we were soon able to take shelter in the athletics centre, with children coming out only for their races. Luckily by then, the rain had stopped but many of the children were wet and cold through so were grateful to return to the dryness and warmth inside after their race. Poor Mr Gardiner though spent all afternoon outside in the cold and damp overseeing each race and collating each runner’s finishing position, but all with a smile on his face!

Despite the difficult conditions, 7 of our runners (William, Curtis, Charlie, Faith, Emma, Reece and Jake, who come 11th – our highest individual finish of the day) still managed to achieve personal best scores. Fantastic! Given that some children from other schools left because of the rain, all our runners deserve a lot of credit for sticking it out and getting round the course.

A big thank you to all parents who brought children and stayed through the rain to support, especially Mrs Howard and Mrs Cutts who helped to shepherd in and out of the athletics centre in time for their races. I hope you have dried out by now!


Year 5 girls: 6th

Year 5 boys: 7th

Year 6 girls: 4th

Year 6 boys: 7th