Australian Cross Country Championships
On Saturday the 20th of August I raced at the Australian Cross Country Championships, held in Canberra. It was an extremely nice course, which was man made especially for cross country races. I completed in the under 18 girls race (consisting of two age groups), this year I was bottom age, so I was racing against girls that were a year older than me. Our race was over 4km consisting of a 1.5km lap and a 2.5km lap.
An hour prior to my race it was pouring down rain, luckily it cleared up before I started but it was still freezing cold. I raced against 80 girls including 11 from New Zealand. On the first lap I was coming 25th and then with 2km to go I was around 9th. In the last 1km, I found myself battling out for the bronze medal. In the end I came across the line in 4th position, with only 2 seconds between 3rd place and myself. The top 3 girls in my race were all from Queensland.
I was very happy with my result and also with our Victorian Team getting a silver when our results were compared against the competitors from all the other states.
On Monday the 22nd our team (Victorian Team) won the 2km road relay. Overall I had an amazing four days in Canberra representing Victoria and Strathmore Secondary College.