These kids battled rugged conditions, climbing hills, crossing creeks, breathing the icy air. I arrived late, only to see the 13-year old boys and girls races - a 3.5km course through the backside of Holt Park. I witnessed more than a few giving it their all and collapsing at the finish line. Photograph © 2011 Cathy Onellion.
But the look of pride and accomplishment was more than evident for those whose names were called to the winners' podium. Photograph © 2011 Cathy Onellion.
Photograph © 2011 Cathy Onellion.