U9 & U11 Cross Country

On Wednesday 25th September, a large squad of thirty eight U9 and U11 children headed to Bedok Reservoir for the second running friendly in the ACSIS league. Both teams took on a 2.2km course. Unfortunately the U14 team were unable to attend, however Sophie Parkhurst was still able to take part, having travelled to the venue under her own steam so was the sole representative for MCM in that age category.

After a rather lengthy journey, the children arrived and got straight into their warm up firing up the adrenalin (and nerves). For many, this was their first official sporting fixture and provided a crucial opportunity to practice running with others in a more formal setting ahead of the championships next month.

MCM certainly showed the other schools what they’re capable of with both age groups giving fantastic performances. In the U9 team, Anya Dalglish (3TK) came fourth for the girls in a time of 9:51 mins, closely followed by Amelie Tsang (3TK) in eighth position. In the boys’ team, Ben Jones (4GA) came third in a time of 9:39 mins, closely followed by Monty Donald (4HM) in fifth, Jake Kerin-Bird (4CL) in sixth and Jem Martell (4GA) in tenth. In the U11 squad, Kensie McNaught (6PC) gave a brilliant performance coming fifth in a time of 9:19 mins and Cameron Dalglish (5RW) came sixth for the boys followed closely by Alex Cadell (5JA) in tenth. However it was certainly a sea of white MCM PE kits that scattered the field and I am immensely proud of them all.

I think it’s safe to say the other schools are starting to take notice that the MCM running team is a force to be reckoned with. A huge ‘Well done’ to all the children.

Carly Peart
Year 3 Form Tutor

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