On a sunny but cold winter morning last August, our Year 10 PE Extension students gathered at the shores of Iron Cove Bay in the Inner West to attempt their third assessment task of 2022: the iconic 7km Bay Run.
This was the first time after two years of COVID cancellations that the run was happening again and students eagerly trained for this event. After months of training, following their training plans by doing increasingly longer runs in preparation for this event, the day had finally arrived. Their PE teacher Jonas excitedly awaited them with a pep talk and a joined pre warm up. Final tips and strategies were discussed before we all set off for this popular community run. Of the nine students two were unfortunately injured. But the group of seven and their teacher achieved great results over all, many achieving personal best times! Luc passed his teacher some 800m before the finishing line taking away the line honours for Glenaeon in a very competitive time of just over 28 minutes! This is a great result for Luc and testament of his excellent preparation and talent!
Also in the group were Jasper, Roman, Henry, Joe, Julian and Jayden.
It is a great way to introduce students with high ambition to a sport that’s both healthy and easy to do as community runs are plentiful around Sydney all year long. For many it was their first taste of an officially timed run and most of them did very well. It is hoped that this will positively inform them about their potential as runners but more so will make them aware of the profound health benefits that come from an active lifestyle.
It was great to see one of the parents joining the running group while other parents cheered us on and welcomed us back in the finishing area.