Run like the wind

16 May 2018

It was a goldilocks kind of day – not too hot, not too cold, but just right – and perfect conditions for our annual cross country on Monday 7 May.

The course traversed north Hagley Park, starting near the Armagh Street bridge, stretching as far as Harper Avenue and Carlton Corner, and back along the Avon River, with distances of 3km, 4km and 5km depending on age and grade.

This whole school event epitomises College and House spirit, with competitive and fun runners alike – including some intrepid staff members – lined up shoulder to shoulder waiting to start, and an enthusiastic crowd of teachers and families supporting and encouraging the athletes. Even boys who confess they never run admit to enjoying the cross country and it is their willingness to give it a go and rise to the challenge that makes it such a success.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone, in particular MiC Athletics Graeme Christey and his crew, who helped make this year’s cross country another memorable College event.



1st – Sam Idiens
2nd – Luis Cook
3rd – Angus Thorne


1st – Kyle Houston
2nd – John Wells
3rd – Charlie Cameron


1st – Dominic Edmond
2nd – Archie Hayman
3rd – Sebastian Fergusson


1st – Dion Houston
2nd – Matias Biraben-Clough
3rd – Jono Stewart

Average Top 20 House Cup – Harper House

Overall House Cup – Harper House