English Schools XC Championships – 20 March 2010
I was lucky to be the only person from
Wimborne AC to go and represent Dorset in the English Schools
We had a very dismal day and a very
early start as the minibus was leaving at six o’clock. I was picked to
do the Manchester race after I did the race in South West Schools
Cross-Country Championships at Truro. I had to be at the front car park
at Q.E for 5:30 because the bus was leaving at six. Unfortunately we got
held up at a bad crash just after Birmingham involving three cars and a
lorry. It was a very worrying and boring time as we thought that we
would miss our race and we were stuck for 45 minutes in the traffic.
Luckily we got to the race at 12:00,
but did not have time to walk the course. It was still raining when we
got there and that made everywhere very muddy and the mud round the
track was worse than Parliament Hill. There was a hill that went
up, leveled off, then went back up again and there were people on their
hands and knees trying to get up it. I went to the start 12:45 for my
race, which started at 1:00, but before we could go and do the run they
had to get a girl of the course who had been knocked unconscious. My
race was 4k and I did that in 14mins 2sec and came 183 out of 326.
We were lucky because one of my
friends was also running and we managed to get a lift home early. I
arrived home at 7:30. I’m looking forward to the season next year.