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)

    To some, cross country runners appear to be insane. We voluntarily get ourselves to train – drenched in sweat, breathing heavily, with our fatigued bodies aching as we force our tired minds to get rid of negativity. One thing’s for certain – cross country is not an easy sport. But it’s supposed to be hard, the hard is what makes it great.

    As Haruki Murakami very accurately wrote in his book What I Talk about When I Talk About Running, “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”. To the cross country runners, running is more than a sport that tests our physical and mental limitations. It is a road to self-awareness and reliance, all while watching the earth spin beneath our feet, relying on just the strength of our feet and the courage of our lungs. And what do we get out of this journey? An immensely rewarding experience with great satisfaction and a team spirit that will follow you wherever you go.

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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