by Biahn Pallister
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved running. I like to run with my family and love Cross Country. In May this year I joined Papakura Harriers. The club has a coach called James. He is the best coach ever. Because he is a shamazing runner. I think he likes chocolate too! He gives me lots of information about running, like the the pace I should run in my races. At my first race in May, it was really nerve racking. But I felt like I could win it. It was really tricky because you had to jump off stuff and go up a really big steep hill. I tried my best , and ran my fastest and ended up winning my race! After that I went to Long Bay, where I had to race against girls and boys! I tried my best again and won the race. In the first weekend of the holidays we went all the way to Taupo where I ran in the “North Island Champs” I had to compete in the under 11’s age group. I came fifth. Last weekend I ran in the Auckland Championship. i tried my best again and now I am the under 9’s Auckland Champion, even if I don’t win all of my races, I’m still proud and happy to run.