22 April 2021

Saint Ignatius House Cross Country

Article by Mr Andrew Philp

Saint Ignatius House Cross Country

The Saint Ignatius College House Cross Country Carnival will be held on Tuesday April 27th.

This year’s course starts on our main oval. Runners will then exit the College via Gillies Road towards the Drysdale underpass. From there runners will complete a full lap of the picturesque Lake Lorne and then go back through the underpass back to the main oval to finish.

The aims of the day are as follows:

1. To promote running as a fun, healthy exercise in a competitive environment.
2. To contribute to the promotion of adopting long term active healthy lifestyles.
3. To establish our Age Champions for 2021 and Champion House for 2021
4. To select a College Cross Country Team that will compete at the Geelong Independent Secondary Schools Championship on Wednesday 2nd June

Race Times:

9.00 – 10.30: Year 7 & 8
11.00 – 12.30: Year 9 & 10
1.20 – 2.30: Year 11 & 12

Course Distance: 3.5km

It is compulsory for every student to compete, whether it is to race, jog or walk. Cross Country Day is about participation and having fun. Not everyone will be able to complete the whole course running but everyone can have a go!
The day is also about everyone coming together to demonstrate pride and effort while representing their House.

See the attached PDF for full details:

Andrew Philp
  Sports Coordinator