Friday, 5 May 2017

Cross Country

St Francis of Assisi Cross Country

On Tuesday 9 May we will be holding the St Francis of Assisi School Cross Country, at 9.45 am. The whole school will participate in this event, and it will be held at Walter Park - Mairehau. 

The students will be walking to and from the event. We will be departing school at 9.00 am and returning at 12.30 pm, for lunch. Students will take with them a drink bottle and some snacks. Other optional items to include for the day are a sunhat and extra layers of clothing. Students are expected to come to school in their PE uniform on the day of the event.

Students will race in their year groups and will run the distances shared below. From this event we will select a St Francis of Assisi Cross Country Team to compete at the North Zone Cross Country on May 17. 

The following is an approximate timetable, however please be aware this can run ahead or behind schedule on the day:

9.00am: Walk to Walter Park

9.30am: Race briefing
9.35am: Year 8 Boys 3km
9.45am: Year 8 Girls 3km
9.55am: Year 7 Boys 3km
10.05am: Year 7 Girls 3km
10.15am: NE - Year 1 Boys 500m
10.25am: NE - Year 1 Girls 500m
10.35am: Year 2 Boys 500m
10.45am: Year 2 Girls 500m
10.55am: Year 4 Boys 1.5km
11.05am: Year 4 Girls 1.5km
11.15am: Year 4 Boys 1.5km 
11.25am: Year 3 Boys 1.5km 
11.35am: Year 3 Girls 1.5km
11.45am: Year 5 Boys 2km
11.55am: Year 5 Girls 2km
12.00pm: Year 6 Boys 2km
12.05pm: Year 6 Girls 2km

12.15pm: Walk back to school

Below is an image of the course that the children will run:

Parents are welcome and we would love your support at Walter Park to encourage our runners.

If you have any queries or concerns about any of this, please feel free to email us at or

Kind regards

Maree Scott and Whitney Hansen

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