Cross Country

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers (dogs).  The course, typically 4–12 kilometres (2.5–7.5 mi) long, may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Both men and women of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.

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2015 County Cross Country Championships

Venue: 

Hungerford Common

This season’s Championships were held on Hungerford Common for the first time, with thanks going to all at Newbury A.C the host Club.
The weather conditions leading up to the event were fine but the overnight rain continued well in to the day to give the course a slippery surface.
After a slight mishap in the Men’s race where they ended up running an extra 1000m everything else went to plan, apologies for that.
222 athletes took part in the 8 races, 12 less than last season.

Event Date: 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

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