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Cross Country Next Tuesday!

posted Aug 11, 2015, 7:48 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Aug 11, 2015, 8:00 PM ]

Our annual school cross country event is on Tuesday August 18th. This is always a fun day - we hope you can come along and join us. 


The Taupiri Syndicate event will be from 10:30am and the Pirongia and Maungatautari Syndicate events will be from 12:30pm. An early lunch will take place on this day from 11:30am - 12:20pm. 


The postponement date is set for Thursday August 20th, however all children should bring their running shoes, whanau shirt, running shorts, warm layers and extra food to school on the Tuesday regardless of the weather, just incase it clears up. 


Cross Country Selection Criteria

At TMCS we select our top 10 runners to go forward and compete at the South East Hamilton Country Cluster Inter School Cross Country Competition.


  • Students are selected looking at their form during Cross Country training trials and their placing in the School’s Cross Country.
  • This is to ensure as much fairness as possible and also to cover many events that can occur. For example; If our School Cross Country is cancelled due to bad weather – we still have a team, injuries and health issues on the actual cross country day after successful and consistent performances in training runs.
  • The selection of the final team is made in consultation with the Sport Coordinators and other Syndicate Teachers involved.

Students in Years 3 to 6 who place in the top 10 on our Cross Country Day all gain extra Whanau points and are considered for our inter school team. The last couple of placings are discretionary – depending on trial results as mentioned above.


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