Cross Country Wrap

Weekly wrap for Cross Country

The Terrace Squad gathered momentum last week with 110 boys signing up to compete last Friday at Northgate. The BGS/GT Cross Country lead up meet delivered exciting races over a fast and flat course for all distances. Once again, the GPS competition attracted a solid field for all age-groups, and there were no exceptions in the Opens and 16yrs 6km event. One thing that’s great about an open fast course is there’s no hiding and no excuses. The racing was genuinely hard and fast, which proved the quality of our dedicated and committed Terrace runners, who raised the bar after a tough week of training.

The Opens and 16yrs race presented a battle for victory as the race heated up. It was a war of attrition with Ollie Seawright and his training partner from BBC eventually finishing in a tie. The 2017 Cross Country Captain clocked up another solid performance taking the win for the Open age division. That’s two from two for Nick and Ollie.

It is difficult to uniquely capture all that goes on during a race both mentally and physically, for our Terrace runners. However, I can report it was a sensational afternoon of racing where the boy’s hard work was evident in their individual and team results.

Seven of our Junior runners ventured back to Northgate on Tuesday for the City District Cross Country trial. They gained valuable racing experience and outstanding results with three boys qualifying on the City District team to compete at the Metropolitan North Cross Country Championships in June.

  • Max Van Balen – 1st place 11yrs
  • Ryan Lincoln – 2nd place 12yrs
  • Harrison Ott – 5th place 12 yrs
  • Tim Bliss – Reserve 11yrs
  • Henry Gallagher – Rerserve 12yrs

The Terrace Cross Country Squad is lining up at the Qld Athletics 35th All Schools Cross Country Championships this coming Saturday 6 May. This will give our runners valuable race experience as we continue to prepare for the upcoming GPS Championships on Wednesday 31May.