The Regent’s School Pattaya sent a squad of 170 students and staff to compete in the 2013 Eastern Seaboard Athletic Conference (ESAC) Cross-Country Championships at Green Valley on Monday, October 14 and emerged victorious as overall ESAC Cross Country Champions for the fourth year in a row, after securing 17 podium places.
Courses ranging from 1 to 3km awaited the eager student competitors, who were aged between 7 and 18. Ahead of the Championship they had been put through their paces by the PE Department with two weeks of cross country training on three newly designed countryside courses surrounding the Regent’s School site.
A one-two-three for Regent’s
Head of Physical Education at Regent’s, Paul Madden commented, “This year was by far Regent’s biggest cross country squad to date. Alongside our top runners we saw children who had never competed before displaying pure grit and determination, taking on a personal challenge and succeeding in crossing the finish line. I would like to congratulate every student who participated – from every school represented – for the spirit in which they approached these championships.”
Regent’s runners lead the field in one of the junior men’s races.
Regent’s Principal Mike Walton also commented, “The PE Department and I are extremely proud of all our runners. The turnout was fantastic and reinforces Regent’s belief that everyone should take part whether to set a new record, improve on their personal best or run over the finish line arm in arm with their classmates.”
A young athlete gives her all at the ESAC Cross-Country Championships.