Cross Country

Brighton College Cross Country

Member of staff i/c: Mr M Doyle

Although the majority of cross country races take place in the Hilary term there is the opportunity for all runners to participate in running throughout the year. The pupils train twice a week during games sessions and also have the opportunity of extra coaching and conditioning support. In the Michaelmas Term there is the House Cross Country, with senior runners also participating in the West Sussex Fun Run League. During the Hilary term there are races on Saturdays including the Knole Run, Wellington Relays and Schools Championships held at Harrow.

The highlight of the term is the Sussex Schools Championships where Brighton College have been extremely successful. In recent years, we have won at least 4 of the 6 team events. This is all put in place from our hard working staff who have a high level of coaching experience from club to international level.

In the Trinity term there are the John Pope relays (named after the former Director of Sport), in which teams of three complete three laps of the Home Ground before handing over to another runner. Training is through athletics and the running group, where there are strong middle distance squads in all the boys and girls age groups. Runners are also encouraged to participate in Schools' Biathlon and some local triathlon events.

Links:

Sussex Athletics : http://www.sussexathletics.net/

Brighton and Hove Athletics Club : http://www.brightonandhovecity-ac.com/