By Scott Bayne | Posted: Wednesday November 20, 2013
This years Inter-House Cross Country took place on a sunny Wednesday in July. The competition was won by Aoraki in 2012 and competition was going to be fierce as not only were there points for the annual House trophy up for grabs, but also the prestige of winning the House cup, which is held by whichever House won the last Inter-House competition, in this case Omimi for Sports Day.
In order to try and get more students running, this year had an open invitation to any student to take part in an untimed fun run variation of 2km. With over 110 students taking part in the fun run, it was great to see so many turning dressed in some very strange and colourful outfits with the best being awarded spot prizes for their effort. In the more competitive timed events, all the races were closely fought. Due to the poor weather prior to the event, we did have to leave out the hill section but there was still plenty of varied running for the students to go over. In the end, Clayton narrowly beat last year’s winners by only 3 points! Well done to all those runners who took part and made it a great day's competition.
1st Clayton 141 points
2nd Aoraki 138 points
3rd Omini 104 points
4th Toroa 87 points
Girls Over 16 Winner Maddy Bowen 18:55
Girls Under 14 Winner Amelia Seales 15:44 New Record
Boys Over 16 Winner Tyler Stenton-Martin 13:13
Boys Under 16 Winner Edan Feint 13:52
Boys Under 15 Winner Kahi Iti 15:08
Boys Under 14 Winner Taine Clinch 14:02