The school was very lucky to have the use of the farm again this year to run the event. This created a one of a kind experience. Where else would students get the opportunity to run through cow paddocks, boggy stretches of mud, past piles of Cyclone Gabrielle ravaged trees, and farming machinery? A special thank you needs to go out to Mark Miers and Reece Williams, who let the school use the farm. Without your generosity, the event wouldn’t have been able to go ahead or be the success it was.
It was wonderful to see POWER on display throughout the day. Every runner took the Opportunity to challenge themselves by participating. Pride could be seen on the faces of participants as they crossed the finish line having tried their best. Whanau was evident in the way students supported each other when runners needed that little push to get over the line.
Wairakei Primary School would like to thank all the people that made the day such a success; the school staff, race marshalls, place getters, and all the people that turned up to support the students. A special thank you needs to go out to Bevan for all his work in organising and running the event.
Well done to all the students who qualified for the Interschool Cross Country competition. Know that the school is already proud of you for your achievements.