No rearguard action required, Rygaards led from the front

Hellerup-based international schools win the national cross country championship

Rygaards International School convincingly won the annual cross country running competition for international schools in Denmark on September 25 at the Odense Athletics Stadium.

A huge turnout of 160 children of primary school age from four different schools from every corner of the country – Esbjerg International School, Odense International School, Rygaards and NGG International School – competed in six categories: boys/girls under-7s (500 metres), under-9s (1,000 m) and under-11s (1,500 m).

Medals were awarded to the top three runners in each category, with pupils from Rygaards taking the lion’s share of the golds, in cermonies not too dissimilar to the Olympic games, but on pallets not a
podium!

“We had a beautiful day and great team spirit from all the schools as well as fanstastic ‘Fynsk’ weather,” enthused Chris Allo from Odense International School.

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But if you didn’t make the podium, you could always chew on a banana or have a good blow on a vuvuzela!

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Mr. Greenhow and Mr. Lister with the Cross Country Run Cup 2015

The Rygaards cross country coaches Mr Greenhow and Mr Lister were understandably delighted with their winning team (right)

Rygaards children with cup Cross Country Odense 2015

 





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