32 girls and boys across Mile Posts 2 & 3 represented the school in this epic event of child versus nature!
Sand bunkers, cultivated grass, water drains, palm trees, and rickety bridges, all posed obstacles for our young athletes to combat as they ran the 1.1km (U9s) and 2.2 km (U11s) distances.
The rules were different to anything our children had come across before. It wasn’t about the individual finishing first, but the whole team finishing as high up as they could in a race of 60+ runners, and collect enough points to win as a team of 8.
After our arrival at the golf course, we went over the details of the course, formed our race strategies, and stretched out our muscles. Tension and nerves were high at the start line, but a bit of banter between our team mates quickly brought smiles.
The races, as always, collectively start fast, but within 500m the runners were spread thinly out. Our team knew how important every point was to the school, and persevered through the race, even finding strength in their sprint finishes to overtake others and gain valuable points for the team.
As the results show, their efforts were truly amazing:
U9 BOYS - 1st Place
U9 GIRLS - 1st Place
U11 BOYS - 1st Place
U11 GIRLS - 3rd Place
So a massive “WELL DONE” to our runners and a great show of BIS determination. Below are the team lists and below that some photos from the event.
BIS Cross Country Teams
Saragh Nix Halima Qamar
Bella Perera Olivia Roman
Lasharnia Menon Hope Bonner-Higham
Jasminh Hennessey Velvet Carter
Hannah Mulloy Minami Yasumoto
Ida Maya Rothaug Angelina Trang
Thao Vy Nguyen Hannah Walsh
Alexandra Ridley Calysta Soriano
Ben Marshall Oliver Stevenson
Louis De Geer Oliver O’Donnell
Kuniharu Kume Richard La Grange
Tais O’Donnell Ji Sung Nam
Ryan Lower Theophile Oubrier
Zander McKenzie Harry Park
Sung Tae Kim Tijmen Evers
Yuta Yasumoto Ron Lui
Simon Grimshaw | PE Subject Leader AP1