← ISO Cross Country Challenge

BCC students were among 81 individuals who took part in a Wide Bay School Sport “ISO” Cross Country Challenge during Weeks 4 & 5 of Term 2.

With COVID-19 restrictions preventing all local sporting events, Wide Bay School Sport decided to improvise a little and created an “ISO” Cross Country Challenge that could only be completed somewhere other than a school campus.

The rules were straightforward: complete the choice of distance for the age group, use an app or running watch to capture your data, screenshot the info to go with the entry and make sure all proper fitness safety guidelines were followed.

Our BCC participants were Bethany and Levi Marsman, Hamish and Max O’Brien and Billy Meehan representing Junior School; Abigail Marsman from Middle School and Aidan Steffan from the Senior School. Staff members James Marsman, Brendan Hosking, Rod Howard and Matt Gees rounded out the team.

“Our family are all into running, so it was a great opportunity to do something we enjoy and represent the College in a Wide Bay School Sport Challenge.” said Mr Marsman. “COVID restrictions had eased a little by the time we logged our entry so we teamed up with the O’Briens and did the challenge 2 at a time as we only had 2 watches!” Both families enjoyed the challenge of running the distance, being driven back to the starting point, handing over the watches and the next 2 runners competing.

When asked which of his family was the most competitive, Mr Marsman revealed it was actually Levi. “Levi was selected for the state Aquathon team, had his uniform and everything but then the entire meet was cancelled due to COVID. So he was determined to go hard and get a PB (which he did)!”

Levi placed first across the district in the 12 yrs category with a time of 11 minutes 8 seconds over 3km.