29th June 2018
The Waihi Cross Country was held on the afternoon of Friday 2nd June.
The boys ran a similar course to last year but this year we had no running down Harrison Road, instead we used a large portion of the orchard to the north of Waihi. The course was 2.8km for the juniors and 3.35km for the senior boys, and included woodland running, three river crossings, running through a number of fields both firm footing and boggy, and the usual two hay bale jumps.
The boys described it as a ‘real cross country course’.
Friday was sunny but cold and the rivers were even colder after the recent rains, all the boys took part and all enjoyed the course … and the barbeque sausages afterwards.
All the spectators who attended saw some fantastic finishes to the races with all the boys having the energy to sprint to the finish. These were fiercely contested between the houses, with Everiss coming out narrow but deserved winners.
A big thanks must again go to ‘The Friends of Waihi’ who ran the annual Farmers Market, organised the barbeque, feed the boys and spectators and put in a lot of work behind the scenes.
Results for the day were:
JUNIOR 1st Place (Barford Cup) - Will Donaldson
2nd Place - Riley Lennox
3rd Place - Logan Connolly
INTERMEDIATE 1st Place (D W Morrow Cup) - Will Saunders
2nd Place - Will Studholme
3rd Place - Edward Bodie-Healy
SENIOR 1st Place (Barford Cup) - Will Hancox
2nd Place - Malachy Cleland
3rd Place - Jack Cotter
HOUSE SHIELD 1st Place - Everiss House
2nd Place - Prosser House
3rd Place - Stone-Wigg House
4th Place - Orford House
Riley Lennox, Will Donaldson, Logan Connolly
Will Studholme, Will Saunders, Edward Bodie-Healy
Jack Cotter, Will Hancox, Malachy Cleland