Well done to our team of 16 runners who took on the best in Canterbury/West Coast at Halswell Quarry yesterday. There were over 1200 runners competing yesterday in a fields of 120-180 in the biggest Cross Country event in New Zealand. We had an amazing six runners make the top 10 in their races but all of our team did exceptionally well.
Nicolas Rechkunov (see photo below) was a close 2nd in the Year 5 Boys’ field of 120 and Gwilym Jones was second in a field of 180 Year 7 Boys. Abby Graham and Silas Jones were close 4ths in fields of 180 in the Year 7 Girls’ and Year 8 Boys’ and both were coughing and sick the night before! Vadim Pulin was only 8 seconds adrift of Nicolas to take 7th in the Year 5 Boys and Lucy Blockley made her way through the Year 6 Girls’ field of 120 to gain 9th with Ruby Dowall running a super race also to gain 19th.
A big thanks to Emily Smith and Rory Jones for helping with transport and looking after the team.
Most of the team will be keen to participate in the Inter-Regional Cross Country in Timaru on 30 September.
Full results are here: https://www.sportsplits.com/races/canterbury-primary-and-caim-schools-cross-country-2021