S: Room 16 Run the Cross Country
BC: Room 16 2010 Publications
FC: Hooray! It's the Cross Country today!
1: I heard children cheering, From everywhere. I felt the wind bashing in my face as I ran I smelt Dad when he was running with me. My favourite thing was running with Dad. I was exhausted, but still happy.
2: I could hear the people banging the fence. I felt my head burning. I saw my Dad clapping and cheering. I smelt the wind on me. As I crossed the finish line I was exhausted
3: When I started the race people were queeking like gibbons. I felt the cold air rushing in my throat. I smelt the damp grass as I ran round English Park. I saw the finish line – it was very far away. I loved that my mum and dad were cheering for me as I burst across the finish line.
4: I heard a herd of elephants coming up behind me. I felt my muscles racing, I thought they were going to break. I saw people in front and I raced to catch them. I felt like my head was going to explode.
5: I heard the whole crowd cheering like lions. I felt my footsteps crashing like elephants. I saw lots of Whero people like red fruit in a bowl. I smelt fresh air as it hit my face. I loved reaching the finish line.
6: I heard Nana and Grandad cheering from the stands. I smelt the grass clippings when I was climbing up the hill. I felt my ribs burning when I was at the finish line. I saw the bright green hills from the stands. I felt sad I didn’t win, but I tried my best.
7: I could hear the crazy crowd cheering when I got closer to the end. I felt the wind crashing at my face as I flew across the finish. I could smell the damp grass when I ran up the hill. I could see the cameras flashing like police cars. I was relieved that I got past the finish line.
8: I heard cheering from people. I felt my heart beat. I saw my mum running. I was puffing from my heart.
9: I heard people cheering for me, they sounded like a pack of elephants. I felt my leg muscles pumping. I saw millions of people. My heart filled with joy because I came 4th.
10: I heard the people cheering. I felt the wind blow against my face like a tornado. I saw children representing their houses. I smelt the fresh air.
11: I heard people crying out loud at the finish line. I felt the nice soft wind passing me over. I saw coloured dots in the stands. I felt happy and tired.
12: I heard the people cheering. I felt my heart beating fast. There was a plane – I saw it. I thought that I would die. I noticed my mum was cheering. I saw her waving at me.
13: I could hear children cheering “Go, you can do it!” My legs were getting tired. I saw mums clapping. I smelt the wind. I felt happy.
14: I heard my mum and dad cheering. I felt the wind blowing in my face. I saw the people jumping up and down, waving their hands. I smelt the grass clippings. As I ran up the hill, my dad was yelling, “Go for it!” It made me feel proud.
15: I heard the feet behind me like an elephant herd. I felt a fire on my burning cheeks. I saw people rushing in front of me like giraffes. I smelt the sweaty boiling clothes on me. I loved the finish line. I looked up into the sky and it sparkled. Then I looked back to the front and I was finished. AAAAAH.
16: I heard my mum and dad cheering as I powered up the hill. I felt the wind blowing in my face. I saw people cheering for me. As I crossed the finish line I was really proud of myself.
17: Children were cheering in the stands like squawking geese The grass was slushing under my feet I looked back and saw children running behind me It was like seeing stomping elephants I felt so proud of myself when I finished
18: I heard people banging on the fence like elephants. I felt my heart beating like petrol was being pumped inside me. I saw Mum in the stands, cheering for me. I smelt a damp smell under my feet. I was proud when I trodded across the finish line.
19: I heard the crowd cheering like a pack of roaring lions. I felt Dom’s shoes. I saw the finish line. I felt the wind, it felt like a fresh breeze. I loved that I was in the top ten.
20: I heard people thumping like big elephants behind me. I felt the wind blowing in face when I was running to the finish line. I saw people banging on the fence when I was running. I smelled the smell of fresh grass clippings. My favourite moment was when people were cheering loud like roaring lions while I struggled up the steep hill. Grass from people’s shoes flicked up like off a big lawn mower.
21: We are tired but proud of ourselves.!