2021 BAS Road Relays
July 22, 2021
Last Thursday afternoon amid COVID confusion and uncertainty, the intrepid men of the St Patrick’s College Cross-country team made their way to Windmill Drive at Lake Wendouree to compete in the 2021 BAS Road Relays.
After scuttling to lockers to collect textbooks, computers, iPads exercise books and pencil cases, in the likelihood that we would be entering lockdown the boys readied themselves for racing.
Ably led by Darcy Williams, Jack Richards and the injured Hugh Ollerenshaw, all were ready to take on the cream of Ballarat cross country runners. As conditions turned cold and wet, our boys competed with the grit and determination synonymous with SPC athletes of old.
We were successful in winning the Blue-Ribbon event of the day: Senior A section. The team comprising Darcy Williams, Sam Pearse, Jack Richards and Ben Mornane set the standard with all runners returning excellent times over the 1500m course.
The SPC boys finished second in the Intermediate A and B teams as well as the Junior A section, with our Senior B and Junior B teams coming in third in their respective races.
Whilst there is some room for improvement there is a lot of enthusiasm amongst the boys, and we are sure that they will compete well in future events.