Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Amesbury Cross Country 2017


Our whole school cross country event will be held in Week 2 of Term 2, on Tuesday 9th May. The event will begin just after 11am (after morning tea) and will run until approximately 12:45pm. 

Students will gather out on the courts just after morning tea, and the race schedule is as follows: Year 6 Girls; Year 6 boys; Year 5 girls; Year 5 boys; Year 4 girls, Year 4 boys; Year 3 girls; Year 3 boys; Year 2 girls; Year 2 boys; Year 1 girls; Year 1 boys. 

Senior students will run alongside younger students (Year 3 and below) to help and encourage them. 

As cross country is part of our PE and Sports programme, we expect all students to participate in this event. Year 1 and 2 students will run 500m (1 lap of the course), Year 3 and 4 students will run 1km (2 laps) and Year 5 and 6 students will run 1.5 km (3 laps of the course). The cross country course this year will be following the new bike track loop, which is very handily 500m long. 

We will use the results of this event to select our teams for the Junior Invitational Cross Country (Year 1-3) being held in Week 6 next term (Thursday 8th June) and the Northern Zone Cross Country (Year 4-6) being held in Week 5 next term (Tuesday 30th May). 

Students are encouraged to bring sports clothes that are comfortable and practical for running in, along with sensible sneakers or running shoes; if students prefer to run barefoot that is also fine.  If students prefer not to change their clothes, the are welcome to run in their school uniform. We do ask that students wear their uniform to school; they will given time to change into running clothes for the run. 

Spectators are warmly encouraged - it's always good to have rowdy cheerleaders on the side! 

If you have any questions about the cross country event please contact Erin: erin@amesbury.school.nz

Warm regards, 

The Amesbury team

By Urs Cunningham

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