Westwood students compete in Coventry School’s Cross Country Meeting.
Excited and anxious Westwood Students travelled with Mr Teasdale to Finham Park to compete in their first cross country event. The level of competition was high and gave our students their first chance to test their fitness levels against other athletes from schools all over Coventry.
On a fast course, each field of runners set off at a fierce pace, each competitor battling to get to the first turn at the front. A credit to themselves our students completed each gruelling run proudly, knowing that they gave their all.
Lauren and Robin in particular ran very intelligent races. Starting off near the back of close to 100 runners, but pacing themselves superbly, as others began to suffer fatigue they picked them off - right up until the finish line. To add to the excitement, many students were involved in thrilling sprint finishes at the line, cheered on by a fantastic crowd of supporters from all schools.
Even though the races tested individual fitness and resilience, there was a massive amount of team spirit in the air. Tired Westwood students, still high on adrenaline from their races, ran back down the course to support their team mates coming home. They were a real credit to the school.