2021 Cross Country Championships
BBC crowned winners of the Pre-Season Shield, awarded based on participation and results from lead up invitational meets.
13 Years-Open: Second Place
10-12 Years: Fifth Place
“Some of my best memories are of running down the home straight at Limestone Park being cheered on by my brothers. This feeling is unmatched and if you are lucky enough to experience it you can understand why some people say running GPS is more memorable than many professional competitions. It’s not “Go Queensland,” it’s not “Go Australia,” it’s “Go Gus, Go Will, Go Charlie.” You know everyone in the crowd and everyone in the crowd knows you – this is the magic of GPS Cross Country. Today represents the culmination of years of hard work and effort from all members of the 2021 team and it is with pride that I have the honour of leading out such hard-working teammates.” – Gus G, Cross Country Captain.
“We really love being part of the BBC Cross Country team knowing that every step we run is for our teammates. Even when you are doing it tough in a race, it really feels like the whole team is behind you, pushing you each step of the way, and even better than that, like the whole school is working towards one goal. Cross Country is a true team sport.” – William A and Callum W, Junior School Cross Country Co-Captains
“Participation in BBC Cross Country, means hard work, consistent training and effort put into each and every thing that you do as part of this squad. Leading the 2021 squad has been a massive privilege and has exemplified the meaning of TEAM as each and every runner contributes to the success of BBC Cross Country. I have really felt connected to this sport as each person in the squad pushes each other to perform and achieve our best. Young or old, friendships and running partners are always there to encourage you and push you to do your best. This is the reason why I love this sport and love competing for BBC in GPS Cross Country.” – Charlie M, Cross Country Vice Captain
“In many sports, Cross Country especially, prepare to be a leader not a captain, and others will follow.” – William C, Cross Country Vice Captain