Inter-school cross country
A hundred Kāpiti school children have qualified for next month’s regional cross-country championship.
More than 800 children from 15 schools throughout Kāpiti took part in the annual inter-school cross country competition at Waikanae Park on Tuesday 21 June.
The top 10 in each year group have claimed a spot in the regional cross country competition, which is also being hosted at Waikanae Park in two weeks.
Council’s Recreation Services Manager Brent Harvey says despite looming rain clouds on the day the event was a success with some good results across the board.
“The kids had a great time. It was a tough course but they all pushed through and gave it 100 per cent,” he says.
“Next step for us is now running the regional competition in a couple weeks.
"We’re really looking forward to hosting our neighbouring sporting associations in Waikanae, but also seeing some of our talented cross country runners from here in Kāpiti take on athletes from outside the district.”
Inter-school cross country is part of the Kāpiti Schools Sports Programme, which is a series of sports competitions and activities the Council delivers on behalf of the Ōtaki-Kāpiti (OK) Principals’ Association.
For more information please visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/school-sports