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Cross-coun­try was al­ways my thing at school.

My dad claims I got it from him, but I loved run­ning and be­ing in­volved in sports, even head­ing to zones and re­gion­als for sev­eral years.

This was un­til I got ‘‘too cool’’ of course.

But for some young­sters it was not al­ways fun, so this week it was good to see South­land Girls’ High School turn ath­let­ics into a fun Rain­bow Run.

There were smiles all around and it was great to see par­tic­i­pa­tion in ‘‘cross-coun­try’’ on the rise at the school.

It was my first time be­ing at a colour run so I wasn’t sure what to ex­pect but I think it is a great idea.

The rain added the ex­tra chal­lenge for run­ners, but made for some great pho­tos, and was per­haps cool­ing for the run­ners after their 3km haul.

I wish my school did this when I was a stu­dent, but for those of us who missed out, make sure you head along to the ASB Colour Rush on Sun­day at Tere­tonga Park. RE­PORTER: Re­becca Moore, re­becca.moore@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, (03) 3 211 1033, (027) 539 3393. NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Ge­off Mein, ge­off.mein@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, 027 200 4404. SALES MAN­AGER SOUTH­LAND: Jacqui McKinney (027) 807 3163, jacqui.mckinney@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. CLAS­SI­FIEDS: (03) 2111 101 or 0800 CLASSYS. AD DEADLINES: Fea­tures - Fri­day 3pm; Dis­play - Mon­day 2pm; Clas­si­fieds - Wed­nes­day 10am. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: fair­fax­me­dia.news­pa­perdi­rect.com/epa­per/viewer.aspx AD­DRESS: Level 1, 46 Deveron St, PO Box 805 In­ver­cargill 9810. MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: 0800 784 846.

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