In their writing the boys really captured the effort they had to put into their running!
Honk! honk! It was the beginning of the cross country and I was feeling really fast passing all these people. But as soon as I ran about 200 metres I ran out of speed. About two people overtook me. When I reached the end of the end of the field I was so tired, I couldn't bear it. It felt like I was a tiny little midget that would only run a centimetre an hour. The hill was my least favourite part. I was running slower than before. At the end of the race I realised I came 19th. The three winners were Hugo, first place, Daniel second and Joel third.
Yay! Today was cross country. First we had a little snack to get energy. After that we had a little drink. Then we walked to Martyn Wilson field to run.
When it was nearly our turn we were very excited. We went to line up and get ready for the starting hooter. Miss Bridgman was at the starting line. Beep! We ran like cheetahs along the course.
When David and I had no energy we walked. When David was feeling tired I helped and held his arm up. We thought we get to have a ribbon for participating so we continued walking and talking. Then we checked if someone was behind us, but no one was so we still walked and talked.
When Mrs Robyns saw us she said, “Quickly you are the last! Run! Run!” We ran then because we did not want to miss out on our ribbon. When the race was finished and they were handing out the ribbons to Hugo H, Daniel and Joel. I realised we do not get ribbon for being last. Next time I will try and not be last.
Beeeeeeeeep! That was the horn. Everyone started sprinting. I was in second place. Hugo H was in first. I started slowing down then Joel hopped in front of me. I was in third place after twenty seconds. We had to run across the boardwalk and I got back in front of Joel and was coming second. But as soon as we had done the boardwalk there was a........ MASSIVE HILL! I struggled going up the hill a lot but I was still in second place. Luckily we got to go down hill after that and that's when I sprinted as fast as I could. But then I had to slow down because there was a sudden turning. We were nearly at the finish line. I sprinted round the corner and ran through the finish line. I was second. I dropped to the ground because I was so tired.
Jaxon wrote: ...We had to run up Lingarth Street and around the whole Martyn Wilson field. It was so hard. I think I did pretty well but obviously I didn't do the best. I was very nervous. My heart was racing. I was soooooo tired. It was fun.
Victor had recently been home sick for a week and gave a huge effort to his run. He wrote: ...When it was the year 4 boys turn I was terrified. I thought it was 1.5km but it was 2km because last time we were year 3 and it was 1.5km. Oh no! The race started and I almost tripped up again.. So I leaned back and didn't trip on the grass. I was scared that I would get a stitch so I went a bit slower. But the second I went slower, about five people beat me.
Mrs Robyns didn't quite make it to the finish line to catch Hugo H sprinting across!
The final word from the winner, Hugo H...
Mr Smith leads the pack of year 4 boys over to the start line. "On your marks, get set! Go!" calls Ms Bridgman as we take off on the Martyn Wilson field. Joshua is in the lead...but no! Hugo H takes the lead. What a start! As they go up the hill, Daniel overtakes Joel and wins second place in the race. They're near the finish line and everyone is sprinting madly....
(He will need to finish this on Monday. He obviously had to hurry off somewhere!).
I am very proud of the huge effort everyone put in. Thanks to all the parents who came down to support. from Mrs Robyns