Concord’s House Triathlon 2019

On 13th of March 2019, Concord held its first inter-house triathlon competition. The race involved a 1-mile run, followed by a 2-mile cycle around Hall Meadow, and finishing with a 400m swim (25 lengths). Students could enter individually or in teams of three, with more than 200 students participating in total.

For most of us, this was the first triathlon we had ever participated in. So when I signed up for the individual’s race, I was nervous that I would not be able to finish, as the course was not only very physically demanding, but I also hadn’t had much training beforehand.

On the day of the competition itself, the weather wasn’t optimum. Despite the rain stopping before the event started, the wind was still very strong, increasing the difficulty of the race. In my opinion, the cycling part was the hardest as it was the most physically demanding and the route was also covered in layers of mud. However, despite the weather, everyone was excited, cheering on other competitors and psyching myself up to keep going. Thanks to all the support and encouragement I had from friends throughout the race, I was able to finish strong and with a smile, even coming in 1st place for my event.

Although I was truly exhausted after the competition, I really enjoyed the whole experience as I got to step out of my comfort zone and try something completely new. I look forward to completing another triathlon in the future!

Lavine – 6.2

House Cross Country 2018

On 3rd of October, one of the most anticipated annual sport events at Concord took place. Students from Form 3 to 6.2 gathered at the field behind Main Hall to kick off the ‘House Cross-Country’ event. Concord’s four Houses competed against each other to try and win the Cross-Country Champion Cup – which was decided based on the number of people from each House that finished the race, in addition to the various finishing positions of the participants.

During the race, we enjoyed scenic views of the school as we ran around the surrounding fields and past the nearby lake. Everyone displayed their community spirit as we cheered each other on whilst we ran the race. We were also very lucky to be blessed with nice, sunny weather, which allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the experience. It was truly heart-warming to feel the love and support amongst members of the school, it was exciting and the 4.8km run with my friends was simply enjoyable.

As the Mandela House Captain, I felt this event really brought my House together as we were working together and fighting for the same goal. I was glad to see new bonds forming within the family and was especially elated that our spirit didn’t die down, despite not winning the cup.

Doraleen – 6.2