Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Before giving a burst of speed I was so scared, I felt sick. I began taking deep breaths.
Eagerly waiting for Pt England’s Cross Country to start, I was nervous. I wanted to beat Jabez. As Mr Burt said "On your marks, get set, go!!" I charged so I could stay at the front.
Despite my nerves. I said to myself "You can do it".
During the race it was very hard to stay on the path, as it was narrow and twisted and turned all over the place. Sometimes I had to go off the track, onto the grass, to be able to pass people. My heart pounded as fast as a machine to get blood to my screaming lungs.
Towards the end of the race, I knew that I was in front. I challenged myself to not let anyone pass me. Digging deep to find my energy, I charged towards the finish line.
Approaching my ultimate goal, I sprinted like a chicken to collapse over the line - victorious! I had beaten Jabez and won the Cross Country for the second time since I have been at school!
I felt so proud of myself for surpassing my expectations and getting my champion’s title. Bring on next year!