“Run run” I said as our house colour was running for gold in our school relay. On Friday the 8th of november, our school had our athletics day. We had all the sports you could name, Javelin, triple jump, high jump, sprints, everything. It was the perfect day for athletics. We have four houses, Te Arawa, Mataatua, Takitimu, and my house, the one and only TAINUI!
The school was split up into groups. The groups were year 7 girls, year 7 boys, year 8 girls, year 8 boys and so on. From there we would go to different sports and rotate around those sports. My group (Year 8 boys) went to discus first. I was very nervous.
As all the boys started to take their turns each, I started to get more scared as it got closer to my turn. “Crusader, you're up” I was scared for my life. I was my first go at something for the day. I put all the nervous thoughts behind me and I spun the discus as hard as I could. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a placing.
It was the last activity of the day. SPRINTS! I was happy that it was going to be all over, but I was also happy because this was my favourite sport. One by one, the lines started to cut down. It was my turn to race. ‘BANG’ we were off. I came 4th in my race.
The last race was the best because it was everyone in our group for one big muck around race. My friend and I had our own personal race. ‘BANG’ We were off for our last race at Pt. England. I wasn’t really fair because I was thrashing him so I waited up for him. It was a rainy day and we both slided at the end.
It was the best athletics day ever and I had so much fun.