Friday 6th June saw me running back and forth across Thomas Hogg oval to photograph the start, the bush section, and then the finish of the Narrogin Regional Cross Country Championships for primary schools in the district. All I can say is that I am not as fit as these young kids!! The year fives ran 1.5km, the year sixes ran 2.0km and the year sevens ran 2.5km. My running looked more like a shuffle compared to those kids who sprinted across the finish line victorious.
There were some excellent performances - training obviously has some bearing on the achievement on race day. And it was a perfect day for an outdoor winter sports event. The weather was warm with a slight cool breeze, and the sun shone (I got sunburnt!) All the kids participated well, and cheered on their teammates in other races. To add to the enjoyable day the East Narrogin Primary School P&C put on a wonderful selection of food for morning tea and lunch, which kept me fuelled up and taking photos until the end.
While I tried to get a shot of each kid who ran, with nineteen schools registered and about 240 participants with forty or so kids in each race, it wasn't always easy. And for a couple of races I missed the finish because they got to the finish line faster than i did.
See all the photos from the day in the gallery Narrogin Cross Country 2014.
Congratulations to the winners who went home with medals, and to all of those children who tried their absolute hardest and ran as hard as they could. You are all winners in my eyes!
And thanks also to Johan Van Wyk and staff from East Narrogin Primary School who organised the event, and the P&C for the wonderful food.