Trail & Cross Country
To be a good cross country runner one needs speed, speed-endurance, endurance, strength and a strong mind to battle it out. If you are interested in being coached for either Trail racing, Cross Country racing or both, feel free to get in touch with us.
There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as running full-tilt down a rocky incline totally focused on the run and oblivious to the world around you, and then coming out in one piece at the bottom. Trail running is a relatively new addition to the running family but is a great alternative to the busy and polluted roads.
There is really is no limit as to what is considered trail. Everything from ascending and descending mountains, bashing through bush, cruising along jeep tracks, crawling up boulders and jumping from rock to rock. Some trails are easy running with relatively flat surfaces and others are so steep and technical that your only option is to power-hike your way towards the finish.
Race distances can be anything from 5km through to 300km. Single one-day stages through to multi-stage races of 3, 5, 7 days and up.
Cross Country is not dissimilar to trail running and can almost be thought of as the grandparent to trail running. Cross Country started in Britain with the first championship held in 1876!
Distances are 4 to 10km (The IAAF have recently change the championship distance from 12 to 10km for men and from 8 to 10km for woman).
The races are run as both individual and team events with each team member scoring a certain amount of points based on position. The races are run over terrain similar to trail but generally allow for faster running races. Good courses include grass, gravel, flat sections, steep climbs and even water from time to time.
Races tend to be fiercely competitive, often attracting the fast 10km and 21km road runners.
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2/56 Creaney Drive
Perth Western Australia
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(08) 6558 1895