On the run

Peter Totoo was delighted to cross the finish line for Karāpiro School in the seven year olds boys’ race.

Five schools gathered for the 2023 rural schools’ cross country event at Lake Karāpiro last week.

“We made a brave call, given the threatening weather forecast, and were super-lucky to end up running in windy but sunny conditions,” Karāpiro School principal Tina-Maree Thatcher told The News.

Karāpiro, Roto-o-Rangi, Te Miro, Kaipaki and Horahora schools competed in the event which saw students running in races for preschoolers through to 13 year-olds.

Thatcher was grateful for the work of her school’s staff team in organising and event and said the school enjoyed “huge support” from other rural school principals and their staff, with everyone pitching in make sure all of the students gave it a go on the day.

Karāpiro School will take the rural school team to the Cambridge interschools cross county event, also to be held at Lake Karāpiro, tomorrow.

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