Our Cross Country families returned to the Bostock Reservoir, Ballan on Saturday morning. Although the sun was shining, the windy conditions made it extremely tough running for our athletes.
Deegan Doyle and Myah Estlick both maintained their unbeaten record with convincing wins in the Under 7 & 8 1km event. Nicholas Ide dominated the 1500m event which was contested by the Under 9 & 10 athletes. Sarah Burton was the first girl across the finish line. In the Under 11 & 12 2km race, both Mitchell Wells and Elise Cook continued their winning forms recording comfortable victories. The Open age athletes all ran well over the 3km distance and it was Bridget Henthorn who took line honours recording a big PB, as did Zoe Wells and Kayla Downes – well done girls.
Next week will be our final Cross Country meet for this season. Handicap races will be conducted, where athletes will start off using handicap staggered times that have been calculated from season results. Athletes should arrive early so organisers know who is competing and handicap times can be finalised. The first race will commence at 10.30am.
The theme of the final meet will be ‘Flower Power – Hippie’ with all athletes and spectators encouraged to wear your best Flower Power – Hippie clothes.
After all races have concluded, athletes and families will come together for Cross Country Presentations, followed by morning tea. Please bring a plate.