After proceeding District and Division, I came to Region Cross Country.
I was in pretty down spirits as I knew I wouldn’t make it in. I was already in the top 100 distance runners in Victoria and there was no way I was going to be the top 100 runners in Australia. No way. So reluctantly, I still trudged my way to the Bus headed for the Place held for the competition.
The bus was spacious as It only contained 1/4 of it’s whole capacity. I previously thought that lots of the Multi-Class students would pass through, however, they didn’t. It was a whole 1 hour drive, but I didn’t talk, nor did I sleep.
After the boresome journey, we made it to the Race Track. It was all muddy and wet due to previous rains and the run itself was no better. My race was the 2nd out of the Primary Students, but we had to wait for the High schoolers to finish. Meaning that we had about 1 hour of free time. Me and my friend (only two in the 12/13 made it to the Regionals) went ahead and simply chatted. My race drew nearer. My tummy started getting butterflies.
Finally, it was my race. There was many puddles and obstacles. Like someone pushing other people out of the way, for instance. That wasn’t great fun. He pushed me out forcefully and I nearly tripped. Sweaty try hard.
At the end, I came 71st out of about 100. Terrible score, but ok for a guy who is sick and had a terrible head start.