Yesterday we had the senior triathlon at Russell Street School. It went from 9:30 till brunch.
All of my class sat down on the grandstand and I could not wait until I could start my swim, bike and run but unfortunately the year 6 girls had to go last.
Later on my house group started yelling, “Kea, Kea, Kea!” I joined in too. We saw all of the year four girls racing out of the swimming pool, they looked so excited. The girls hopped on their bikes and they vanished.
Before I knew it Joy called up the year six girls and I started to feel really nervous. My thoughts scrambled through my mind. What was going to happen? Was Jessie and I going to win?
When I got down from the grandstand and down to Joy I could not wait to get into the race after all.
Next we led ourselves down to the school pool. As I walked in the gate I saw the shimmering water as the determined races freestyled to the end of the pool. I imagined what I would do when I got into the pool.
After we all sat down against the fence, James told us what was going to happen. My name was called out and I hopped into the pool. Once I was in the cold refreshing water I knew we could win.
All of a sudden the screaming whistle went and my arms and legs went wild until I got to the end of the pool. My arms pumped myself up the side of the pool wall and out, then I knew I was all alone.
I ran as fast as I could to Jessie as she waited for me. Then Jessie sprinted to her bike I screamed, “Go Jessie!” I could not wait until the run!
Later on I met Jessie after her biking. She tagged my hand and off I went again, running around the field. When I had finished my run I was exhausted. I tagged Jessie’s hand for the last time and then we both raced to the finish line. I looked back and I saw the rest of my heat sprinting behind us and we both speed up.
Lastly Jessie and I sprinted to the finish line fast! I felt like I was going to collapse about 5 meters from the finish line but I kept going and we finished in first place.
I am very pleased that Jessie and I won the race and it was so much fun! I can’t wait until the next sporting event!