Squelch! Squelch! My friends and I were treading in the mud. Mikaya and I both had butterflies in our stomachs. The first group of runners were the year three girls. Willow came first place. Next up were the year four boys and Henry came first. He was lightning fast!
My butterflies were ready to let my legs loose. I heard the horn. I ran like crazy past Mikaya. Past everyone! I was still fourth place. In the end I wasn't lucky. I came a whopping seventh place. I was proud of myself for being speedy for Karaka but in the end I was happy no matter what place I came. My goal was to beat Bella. She's fast. I met my goal and beat her. I didn't say 'you lost and I won' because that would be mean so I said 'well done' and she congratulated me too.
Beep! All the girls started running. I felt so nervous! First we ran on the grass. Then we went on the path up the hill, next to the road, down the hill and on the grass again. I nearly fell but the teacher was cheering for me. Yay! I was at the end and I was seventeenth place.
Thump! Thump! Thump! went my heart. That's right, we were at Martyn Wilson field for cross country. I was really excited and nervous but I was mostly excited. First our PE teacher, Mr Smith, called all the year 4 girls to run to this big tennis net and do stretches. Mr Smith said,"line up at the start". Then standing there was Ms Bridgman. I saw she was holding a horn.
"When I say on you marks, get set, I will blow the horn and that's when you start running, okay?"
So we all said "okay!" Ms Bridgman blew the horn and all the girls started running.
Wow! It's cross country already! We walked up to the Martyn Wilson field where we ran. We watched the year 3 children run. It was our turn. Mr Smith led us to the starting line. He told us our track. Ms Bridgman told us to go when the horn went. Beep! Off we went. We went around the field and then on the boardwalk. We went up a hill. Phew that was tiring! Finally I came back. I came fifteenth. My Dad kept on taking photos of me. I hid my face every time he did that! It was very annoying! After Ms Brigman gave out the prizes we walked back to school I walked slowly. Finally we were back. I was starving but it wasn't lunch time so I had to wait!
Today is cross country. At 10.15am we walked down Sonia Avenue to go to Martyn Wilson field waiting for the year 4 girls race. We watched the year 3 boys and girls race and then the year 4 girls were going to run! We needed to run up a big hill and run down the hill then run to the end of the race.
The big loud sound means 'start' and we started to run really hard at first. I think I'm a bit slow so I start to run a bit harder. But when I met the big hill I was getting tired and running very slow. When I ran to the top of the hill I start running really fast to go down hill. I'm getting closer to the end. I used all the energy that I had left, ran as fast as I could, running to the end.
Nanohana wrote:... I was more nervous than before and my heart was beating fast. I had butterflies in my tummy. Then Mr Smith called us up. He took us to the starting line and told us the track we were going to run and I thought it was so long. We even needed to run up a hill! Then Ms Bridgman rang the horn to start the race. In the middle of the race I got stitch when I didn't eat that much for morning tea! After I ran up the hill I got so tired and my stitch got worse. But I tried my best and jogged through the rest of the track.