Borough Cross Country 2/12/19

Across the natural terrain, upon the bedewed field, students from Rosedale College descended on Vyners Playing Field on Friday 15th November to take part in the annual Borough Cross Country event. Our Cross Country runners who paced through dirt, gravel and bemired grass, fighting against intermittent rain and sudden gusts of wind, weathered the storm as they successfully completed races extending to 4,000 metres!

With the top runners selected from each year group, the students embraced their competitive dispositions as they ambitiously raced against students from other schools in the Borough. Almost 100 runners per year group took part, of which Reuben Whittaker, who soared through 3,200 metres, achieved 1st place! What a remarkable achievement for Reuben who will be selected to compete for the Borough. He states “I was so happy I came first as it was my very first time attempting Borough Cross Country”. He advises others to give it their best. The team worked extremely well in preparation for the event. Motivation was apparent as Year 7 Paulo Goncalves compromised his break and lunchtimes to commit to practise. Year 10 Mohsin Moallin, who will also be representing the Borough alongside Reuben, finished 5th place in a race which included runners from Years 10, 11 and Post 16!

With perseverance, high ambitions and tenacious spirits, all students strived for victory in a number of exhilarating long-distance races, each competing for valuable points towards their overall team score. Their sense of pride in representing their college was clear through their dedication in preparing for the event. A great respect and camaraderie was demonstrated between the students as they celebrated each other’s successes. Well done to all the students who took part in the Borough Cross Country races and Congratulations to those who were selected to compete for the Borough!

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