Attendance at training has been high and girls have embraced this year’s Cross Country motto, ‘Run as a Team in 2019’. The commitment and hard work of the squad has been infectious, pushing each runner to reach their potential at every training session.
This year, Mr Tim Franklin joins the School as Cross Country Head Coach. Mr Franklin has experience competing in and coaching running, triathlon and endurance multisport events. He will be supported by Assistant Coaches, Mrs Nadine Cameron, Mrs Patricia Greenland, Miss Meg Henderson (2017), Ms Stephanie Johnson, Miss Eugenie MacMillan (2017), Mr Elliot McGarry, Miss Erica Schmelzer (2016) and Miss Phillipa Taylor (2017).
Congratulations to Eliza Baulch (12L) and Isabella Murdoch (12E) who were selected as this year’s Cross Country Captains. Eliza and Isabella have been heavily involved in Girls Grammar Cross Country since Year 8 and I have no doubt they will lead the girls in another successful season.
Squad members are to sign-up for meets via Sports Hub. Meets are a vital part of training and attendance is an expectation. If students experience a timetable clash with other co-curricular commitments please contact Mrs McCarthy prior to the meet.
International Women’s Day Fun Run
The Cross Country squad is participating in the International Women’s Day Fun Run, supporting Mater Foundation in raising awareness for breast cancer. Squad members are encouraged to register for the 5km event and join the Brisbane Girls Grammar School team. The squad will meet at the South Bank Piazza at 7am for a 7.45 am start on Sunday 3 March 2019.
The University of Queensland Meet
The meet will be held at The University of Queensland’s Athletic Track, St Lucia at 4 pm, Wednesday 13 March 2019. The bus will depart Girls Grammar at 3.15 pm. Girls are to arrange their own private transport home at 5.30 pm.
Brisbane State High School Meet
This event will be held at Yeronga Memorial Park, Yeronga at 4 pm, Tuesday 19 March 2019. The bus will depart Girls Grammar at 3.15 pm and girls are responsible for arranging private transport home at 5.30 pm. Parents collecting their daughters are encouraged to park in the Brisbane Bridge and Croquet Club Car Park, which can be accessed via Fredrick Street.
St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School Meet
This meet will be held at Sherwood Arboretum, Jolimont Street, Sherwood at 4pm, Monday 25 March 2019. The bus will depart Girls Grammar at 3.15 pm and girls are responsible for arranging private transport home. More information about the meet including course map can be found on GrammarNet.
Mrs Kate McCarthy
Cross Country Coordinator