“Are you ready for Cross Country?” My friend Samuela asked me, “Ohhh no!!” I said with anxiousness. Today was the day of our school’s Cross Country. I was really nervous. I haven’t been running lately and I thought I was gonna be unfit.
Getting ready, everyone starting dressing up in their house colours. I’m in Mataatua which is the green house. There are four house colours, Takitimu(Yellow), Te Arawa(Red), Tainui(Blue) and Mataatua(green) My group and I from Mataatua came together and had to create a chant. It took a while to finish but we managed to pull it off.
It was time, the whole school gathered together in their house colours. Everyone was excited and so was I. Mrs Va'afusuaga (School sports co-ordinator) said it was time for the house colour chants, and we were first…
“MATAATUA ARE YOU READY READY?...YES WE ARE READY!... MATAATUA ARE YOU REALLY READY?... YES WE ARE REALLY READY! MATAATUA WHAT, MATAATUA WHO? MATAATUA YOU KNOW CHICK CHICK BOOM!!”
We tried to help motivate our runners to try hard and do their best, and hopefully they did.
In 1 hour, it was time for the yr 8’s to run. Everyone was really excited and some were really anxious. Our Principal Mr Burt said the call “On your marks...get set...GO!!” And we were off like lightning. I paced myself so I didn’t puff out while running. After a while I finally reached the finish line and I came 10th.