Sunderland Harriers U13s
The race course was quite challenging, there were lots of hills and sudden turns. The ground was quite dry for most of it, although there was a small decline that was rather muddy! I could definitely feel my legs working hard to try and maintain my pace. Setting a pace was particularly difficult because of the uneven ground and hidden tree roots.
At the end there was a large hill, which for me was the hardest part. It felt like an expedition on Everest, it just lasted forever! My muscles burned along with everyone else’s when I finally reach the final stretch. Everyone was bounding for the finish line and at that moment it felt like the difference between life and death.
Overall, I liked this course a lot, but I definitely struggled on the final hill. I am looking forward to the next cross country race 😬
Thankyou to everyone who helped organise the cross country at Aykley Heads.Catherine Randles, Sunderland Harriers U13.