Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Cross Country Narrative:
With my heart pounding and a body trembling with fear, I looked around noticing age signs on
chairs and bright colours walking around the school. “ Aaaaaaaa!!” I screamed “ Cross Country? Why would they do this to us kids!! The horror, the pain”
As I had closed my eyes , butterflies started flying around and around, making me sick!! I thought that if I could ring my Mum then I could get out of this mess and she could explain to my teacher that I couldn’t run. As my class had strolled out of the classroom, I thought that I had the chance but then “ Come on Ala , the race is nearly starting!!” I heard Miss Garden say “ Ohh, why God, why does this have to happen to me!!”I whispered to myself
As I stood up ready to walk over to the starting line, my face started to go green!! I couldn’t bare the agony anymore , but I couldn’t let Tainui ( my Team) down. As Mr Burt walked over to the start line,through the gluey, sticky mud he was ready to start the race. “On your mark” “ No!” I whispered to myself, putting my legs apart in position, “ Get Set!” ......... “ BANG!”
Zooming past many 11 year old girls, I could already feel the spongy mud between my toes.... “yuck”.As the throng went soundless, I had just passed the gate, making my way to the reserve. My heart started pounding, while my throat was screaming for icy cold water.As a lethargic feeling had came over me, my knee started to burn like scorching hot lava.But I knew that it wouldn’t get in the way! “ 100m away” I had said to myself, knowing that I was running with excruciating pain.
“20m to go!” I said to myself!The multitude started to get louder and louder! As I nearly made it to the finish, I looked over my shoulder and saw Mubasshira trip! I couldn’t help but laugh!! My knee started to act like it was the boss of me, saying to stop!! But I couldn’t!
“ Come on Ala, Don’t let your team down” I had exclaimed, I was just a few metres away from the people being proud of me!!
“I”ve made it!” I shouted, coming.. coming LAST!! I looked around me and had just noticed that everyone was laughing at me!! I thought that I had came first, pushing my luck!! But I didn’t. I hadn’t thought that I could come this far, non STOP
At the end of every Cross Country event, I think even though I was pushing myself to excel in the 11 year old Cross Country run, I think that I am still proud of myself. For actually TRYING!!