The day of the best Cross country run in history had arrived. I was so scared, I stopped blinking! Mr.Cox called up the students in order of age of 10 to 5. It was a blazing hot day, so hot, I felt like I was in an oven! The track was 2 laps around the field and 3 laps around the school. Finally, it was my turn. I was so scared! The siren blew, I was off! Jogging along the field. The wind whipping through my hair, the ground scratching at my feet. I could see heaps of people sprint ahead of me, but I was going to take it slow and when I was close enough to the finish line, I would sprint for my life! Finally I was on my last lap, I could hear people shouting my name. I was going to come 5th place! Then I saw someone just ahead of me, she was going slow enough to get ahead of. Straight after that thought,I saw the finish line and right away I knew I couldn't let this person get ahead of me,with a sudden burst of energy I was coming 4th place! When we had finished the run, I had been running so fast that I felt as stiff as a rock! A few races after that I found myself automatically encouraging my brother which I don't usually do. I was a bit surprised that my little brother Raphael didn't come a place because he's usually as fast as a mini race car. At lunchtime, I felt so annoyed that you had to put heaps of sunblock on which is so squelchy and disgusting. I was feeling so boiling hot after that long day of cross country, but I can't wait for next year!
Manaia and Zippy