Thursday, May 17, 2012
Cross country week
She was in the group as they ran across the rugby field but by the time they had turned the first corner she had worked her way up to 6th position already.
It was just lovely watching her run. At one point she was a little unsure of where to go but she was too far from me to be able to shout any help. Once the next runner came around the bend she worked it out and then quickly overtook her and came in 3rd. Well done Ruth.
Rachel decided she also needs to get some practice in - so she had her first run on the treadmill on Monday evening.
I think Ruth wanted to do even better today but went out a bit too fast. She was in first position for a good way and came in 3rd again. The 1st and 2nd from yesterday did not run today - so it was good for Ruth to realize there are a few really fast girls that she is running with.
Hannah and Rachel ran as well on Tuesday. Hannah did really well but said "I ran out of energy". Even though she was asked if she wanted to join them on the actual race on Thursday she declined. I am sure she will join in next year though.
Rachel's course was just short of 5km - so although we did see them walking for most of the last 500m - they did give a good sprint to the end. I forgot to check the time when she came in and when I remembered it was 40min. So she must have done it between 35 and 38 minutes. I think that's brilliant for her first time. And the hill that they ran up and over was really high and tiring. So well done Rachel. Her two best friends are super fast (the younger one the fastest). So it will be interesting to see if Rachel can keep up with them next year.