The Run Around Australia Champions were finally revealed in special assemblies last week. The suspense had built to fever pitch and classes were longing to know if they were the winning class. There were nine classes who could have been the winners as they all achieved the goal of Running Around Australia in 30 days. During the challenge, we as a Primary school ran approximately 40,000 laps of the oval!
The competition became fierce as the leaders were challenged in the last couple of weeks of the challenge. Every student in the Primary school did their very best to run as many laps as possible each day to give their class the best chance of winning. The fitness levels of students improved dramatically until most students could run continually for the full ten minutes. Others students raced each other every day or ran as a team to encourage each other to run as many laps as possible.
Year 5G were the first class to run right around Australia arriving on the Tuesday of the final week. Year 5G had led for several weeks and were being caught up to but managed to keep their lead and beat 3M to the finish line. Year 3M and 2W finished the very next day to become runners up and Junior Champions respectively. Credit must be given to the teachers of these classes for continually encouraging their students to achieve.
Two hundred and thirty-five students ran 84 laps (25 km) or more and were presented with bronze certificates throughout the challenge. There were also 29 students who ran 140 laps (42 km) or more and achieved Silver Certificates. Awards were also given to the boy and girl in each class who ran the highest number of laps.
Christian Jensen ran the highest number of laps for a boy at GCCC running a whopping 193 laps and Mackenzee Stokes recorded an impressive 167 laps to become the girls’ champion.
Lainey Grieve and Christian Lucas were the highest scoring junior runners scoring 133 and 147 laps respectively. There totals certainly help their class 2W to become the Junior Run Around Australia Champions. Both 2W and 5G have won a day out at an exciting venue of their choice with Mrs Stott later in the year.
1st 2W 2477 laps
2nd PG 2174 laps
3rd 1W 2125 laps
2W placed 3rd overall
1st 5G 3288 laps
2nd 3M 2723 laps
3rd 6M 2893 laps
|Most Laps Junior||Boys||Girls|
|1||Christian Lucas||147 laps||2W||Lainey Grieve||133 Laps||2W|
|2||Jack Lecky||140 laps||2W||Claire Logar||108 laps||1G|
|3||Macauley King||130 laps||2W||Olivia Gregson||103 laps||2W|
|Most Laps Senior|
|1||Christian Jensen||193 laps||6M|
|Mackenzee Stokes||167 laps||5G|
|2=||Hamish White||174 laps||6M|
|Caitlin Moore||144 laps||4G|
|2=||Dominic Ruhle||174 laps||5G|
|Shelby Daunt||144 laps||4G|
|2=||Patrick McKenzie||174 laps||5G|
|Cassidy Ferris||143 laps||4M|
|2=||Bakani Kombani||174 laps||5G|
|Maya Amendolia||143 laps||6M|
|3||Daemon Cruise||172 laps||3M|