I would just like to point out that it is about 10 months until the next Olympics in Rio! I am very excited, especially about the athletics part of it, although I also love football and cycling.
I would also like to promote sport. There is a sport out there for everyone, it's just a matter of being bothered to find it. Find one and as well as keeping you fit and making you happy, you may get to national level one day! Even if you are in a school or something that has bad facilities, then get out and maybe do a bit of research. And yes I know that is boring but it is fun if the outcome is, indeed, you finding an activity that you love.
That's it for now folks, thanks for reading!
Here we have it - the results! I got 11:00 for my time and came 13th. I was running against Year 7s and 8s and some older Year 6s as well - I was a Year 8. I was pleased with my performance but think I could have gone faster in the last 200m - my brain just switched off.
I hope you are all getting along with your running well!
I have another cross-country in two weeks' time and it is a really hilly one! Never mind.
I have a cross-country race - the first one of the season where I will be racing for my club. The course itself is muddy, wet and cold (because that's cross-country), undulating (however much I don't know yet) and 2.7km. It is supposed to be 2.5km but that was the closet they could get to it.
Before the race I will walk the course, to know where to speed up and slow down, and where the hills are. Then I will warm up thoroughly, then I will race! Afterwards I will warm down thoroughly and go home.
I will update, probably tomorrow, about how I got on.
Bye for now!
I have a training session coming up in an hour and a cross-country race next Saturday, when I will be running for my club. I am really excited because there are two years racing in the cross-country I will be running in and I am in the top year. It is 2.5km and hilly, probably muddy and cold - because that is the typical cross-country conditions! I have done a 2.5km in the summer holidays at CarFest in the Great Festival Dash, and I got a time of 10:30. Search into Google 'CarFest Great Festival Dash 2015' if you are interested in that.
That is a good time for my because last season I was getting 11-or 12:00, for the same distance. I am improving!
But we have the training session tonight first to do first! I don't know what we will be doing so we will wing it! As it is cross-country season now we are doing more cross-country-related training sessions, so endurance runs on the grass with short rests or just one big run. I prefer these types of sessions to the fast-paced long sprints on the track that we did in the summer track season, but I still enjoy it.
Remember, whatever you do, you have to enjoy it. There is no point in doing something for the sake of it if you do not find it fun.