Pupils of all ages and abilities can take part in cross country. Four highly motivated and qualified staff ensure that the runners follow a flexible training regime. We are happy to vary our training to suit the individual, whether they are a top English Schools’ hopeful or a recreational athlete. We train three to four times a week and pupils may select to attend sessions as ‘drop ins’ if they choose other main games.
We regard cross country as a team sport with around 20 dedicated athletes attending each training session. We run regular hill sessions off campus, interval sessions throughout woodland, speed play, as well as steady long distance running. Our athletes can also choose to join core stability training sessions. From March we usually incorporate a weekly track session in preparation for the athletics season.
Last year nine pupils across all ages qualified for the National Finals, one finishing 5th and another 16th. Our boys also made the final at Newquay in the ESAA Cup. We attended some Gwent League fixtures as well as many low key local school fixtures.