Raffles Institution

Cross Country (Year 5-6)

  • photo by Liu Xinyu for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    Cross Country is a sport that’s not for the faint-hearted, no cardio-exercise pun intended. Many might think us crazy, having voluntarily joined a CCA consisting almost entirely of running under the hot sun drenched in sweat not talking to each other. Frequent questions asked include, “Isn’t your CCA just PT all the time?”, “Isn’t running non-stop boring?”, and the ever-popular “So… what do you guys do other than run?”. It’s true, Cross Country is not an easy sport. But as it goes, good things never come easy.

    While running pushes each of us to our mental and physical limits at times, it is a gateway to a kind of enlightenment, a path to finding the reservoir of strength that lies dormant in all of us. Each laboured breath and tired step takes us on a journey that is as fulfilling as it is painful, if not more so. As we triumph over our small victories and develop our ability to weather through tough times, we are made aware of what we are capable of and of our limitless potential for self-improvement.

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    Achievements and Highlights

    Singapore Athletics Cross Country Championship 2017

    Gold (Girls)

    Silver (Boys)


    Wings Cross Country 2017

    Bronze (Girls)


    Venus Run 2017

    Bronze (Girls)


    Akira Swift Road Relay 2017

    Bronze (Boys)


    2017 National Inter-School A Division Cross Country Championships

    Bronze (Boys)

    Bronze (Girls)

    Teachers in charge

    Ms See Tho Mun Yee

    Mr William Sim

    Ms Tan Cheng June

    Mr Teo Hui Koon

    Mdm Ong Hwee Koon