The Ups and Downs of XC

…and more from ‘EwanRuns’ (one of the pupils at my school)


Cross country races are meant to be wet, cold, windy and boggy. Well not this season! It has mostly been quite sunny and warm this year, and pretty dry (even Keighley which has been a mud bath in past years)!

Wakefield-Thornes Park

This year I’ve moved into the under 15 age category where it seems I’m against lads who look to be in the wrong race- they wouldn’t look out of place in u17s or even men’s! They’re probably thinking the same about me, but that I should be in u13. It does feel good though when you beat someone who’s twice as tall as you, especially when they’re a year older. We arrived in good time so we could walk the course checking for things to avoid- like HOLES in the ground (my foot got stuck in one last year and I fell over!)

I made the usual preparations:…

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