On Thursday 11th October the St Anne’s cross-country team went to St Edmund Arrowsmith high school to compete in the first race in the cross-country season. The girl’s race was the first of two races, the boy’s race was second. It was not as muddy as last year but it was raining and was still tough running conditions. A whistle was blown and the girls were off! The race was very exciting and amazing to watch but sadly the winner wasn’t a St Anne’s pupil. We did, however, get a medal with Ava Walkley coming 5th with a great sprint at the death. She wasn’t the only one with a good spot at the top because all the girls did well. The boy’s race was next. The race was, once again, started with a whistle and the boys hustled and bustled for a good position at the start of the race. as I got into the middle of the race I started to overtake a lot of people and I finished 7th. Braden finished in 16th position with Tomir and Daniel finishing in the 50s and Peter finishing in the 20s. I think we did very well in the races and we all hope we do as well or better in next week’s race. The people who went to this race were: Tomas, Tomir, Braden, Daniel, Ava, Heidi, Grace, Peter and Katie.