The annual Secondary Interhouse Cross Country was held last Thursday, with students from all year levels taking part in a colourful and competitive day of running, jogging, and in some cases, walking. The event saw a long standing record broken and a great display of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

The JSRACS cross country is a highly anticipated event each year, and this year’s event did not disappoint. The students gathered together in the gym for the pre-race instructions and to commence the competition with enthusiastic House chants to help motivate each House to give it their best. The students were ready and eager to participate, and the atmosphere was electric as the races began.

Cross Country winning house Durham, blue House

The students’ determination and hard work paid off, with Year 12 student Charlotte, breaking a longstanding record by completing the course in 14:37 minutes. There were several other outstanding performances with Year 12 student Sam as our fastest male runner on the day with a time of 12:33 minutes and our fastest female, Year 10 student Georgia, in a time of 14:27 minutes.


The day was also a great opportunity for students to not only showcase their athletic ability but to support and encourage each other, with many staying behind to cheer on their peers as they completed the race. The sense of community and teamwork was fantastic to see throughout the day.

Cross Country Students running in a group

JSRACS principal, Mr Bartell, praised the efforts of all students who participated in whichever way they could, saying, “It was fantastic to see so many students giving it their all and achieving great results. The level of sportsmanship and support shown by our students was fantastic to see, and we are incredibly proud of all of them.”


The JSRACS Cross Country event was once again a huge success thanks to the efforts of the HPE Department, Bluechip Timing and the staff manning the checkpoints or running the course with the students. The day was a wonderful showcase of the school’s commitment to supporting our House spirit and healthy competition among our students. Congratulations to all the participants for their fantastic efforts, and we look forward to seeing what next year’s event will bring.


The link to view individual student results can be found via the SEQTA daily notices until the end of the week.

Cross Country young student running and happy
Cross Country students running with a teacher
Cross Country students running happy and showing peace sign
Placing House
David Traynor

David Traynor

Head of Department - Health and Physical Education


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