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Cross-Country

Cross Country is a physically and mentally demanding sport. On top of the exercises that Mayflower Runners do to develop their physical strength, they attend lessons on efficient running techniques and undergo mental strength training. The student development plan designed by the teachers aim to nurture Mayflower Runners to be a highly disciplined and resilient team that stays focused and perseveres towards achieving our goals.

Our coach, Mr Nicholas Tay, an avid runner himself, has being working with the students for a couple of years. Under his careful guidance, many students have achieved their personal best timing for the National Cross Championships.

Mayflower Runners train at various locations such as Bishan Park, Bedok Reservoir, and MacRitchie Reservoir. We also took part in competitions such as the Akira Swift Cross Country, Wings Cross Country, National Cross Championships, and Kebun Baru Run to have our runners pitting their skills against the best in the country. Other than Cross Country, our runners took part in the National Track and Field Meets for the short and long distance competitions.

Contrary to what many believe that Cross Country is an individual event, the teachers in the CCA aim to inculcate the values of teamwork and sportsmanship in the team. During training, the teachers conscientiously promote team bonding among the runners and it is encouraging to see Mayflower Runners supporting each other and pushing each other to outdo their personal best.

Achievements
Achievements at 58th National Track and Field Championships:
C Division Girls 1500m (8th position) Shania Tay Jie Yu (2I) 5 min 53 sec
C Division Girls 800m (13th position) Shania Tay Jie Yu (2I) 2 min 49 sec
C Division Girls 1500m walk (8th position) Joy Lim Jun Xin (2D) 9 min 25 sec

Teachers-in-charge

CCA Leaders 2017

Mr Matthew Chan

Ms Shen Sirui

Mr Vicknesh Thiagarajah

Ben Toh Jie Liang (3F): Captain

Teng Jia Jie (3E): Vice Captain

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