Two students from The Cathedral College participating in the open boys 6km cross country race in the Rockhampton and District Cross Country event at St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon.
Two students from The Cathedral College participating in the open boys 6km cross country race in the Rockhampton and District Cross Country event at St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon. Nikita Watts

Cross Country a muddy experience

IT MUST have been a tough competition; there wasn't a clean backside in sight.

The rain fell and the mud flew high off their feet and onto their uniforms as students from the Rockhampton region's high schools stomped across all terrains yesterday at St Brendan's College for the Rockhampton District Cross Country competition.

More than 600 students raced across three and six kilometres of wet grass, running creeks, muddy hills and slippery gravel around the college grounds.

Yeppoon received 10mm of rain overnight yesterday and Rockhampton's Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Gordon Banks expected more rain on the coast this week.

Mr Banks said the rain wouldn't stick around for long on the coast, but the upper trough would bring broader rainfall today.

He said in the wider Rockhampton region it would be mostly fine with light patches of rain.. Chinchilla and Baralaba shared the heaviest fall with 41mm.

Mr Banks said the rain was reasonably widespread with the typical rainfall in areas of about 25mm, but it was a bit lighter or heavier in some places.

Moranbah received 10mm, with 21mm falling at Clermont.

Rolleston had 35mm, Rockhampton Airport recorded 8mm, and 20mm fell at Gladstone Airport.

Mr Banks said the rest of the week would be fine but quite dry and cool.



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