The second Braeburn Nanyuki cross-country event took place on Saturday, 11th May.
Our development team left Braeburn School on the Friday for the 4 hour journey, with the first team heading up to Turi for the IAPS cross-country event. The students, dressed in their white branded T-shirts, were so excited about the trip and looking forward to the challenge ahead. We got to our overnight accommodation in Nanyuki by the evening where we received a warm welcome from the staff and settled into the spacious rooms. Afterwards we took to the playground where we played recovery games while the coaches supervised, some players opted for recovery runs and later did stretches as a team. Dinner was ready by 7pm and afterwards we had team building games and storytelling by the bonfire before going to bed at 8.30pm.
On the Saturday morning we left the resort for Tumbili Farm, the venue for the cross country. This year runeers from Braeburn Nanyuki, Braeburn Imani, Braeside, GEMS Cambridge and our own Braeburn School competed. We had a quick warm up at the venue before kicking off the race with U9s followed by U11s and lastly U13s.
Our students put up a great run in the hot weather over the hilly and rough terrain. We managed to win 3 medals by Henry, who won gold in the U9 boys category, Fransisca who won silver in the U13 girls and bronze from Nadia in the U13 girls as well. Our development team came a very commendable third overall against the first teams of the other schools and left Nanyuki upbeat from their effort and with the hope of winning the event come next year. Our journey back was smooth and successful. What a great team effort from Braeburn School!