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They [the British Athletic Federation] don't consider cross-country very glamorous so no money is pumped into it. Yet they manage to find the funds to send sprinters abroad for six months. They have ignored it for so long that we are in a minor slump. I believe it is time to push the profile up. Distance running in Britain, whether it's on the track or in marathons stems from a good cross-country background. You will ignore that at your peril.-Eamonn Martin
The Internet’s Home for the History of Cross-Country Running.
Thames Hare & Hounds celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Duncan Craig delves into the rich history of the world’s oldest cross-country running club and looks to its future…
The full article can be found here: http://www.therealxc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Worlds-oldest-running-club.pdf
With special mention for…
The fall season for cross-country running in the United States has just passed, and unless you were one of the 492,310 American high schoolers who participated last season, the sport probably didn’t make much of a blip on your radar. It should have––because not only is the history rich within the sport with pertinent anecdotes galore––but a current corporate rivalry is transforming how high school athletes approach their season, and if history is any indication, the outcome might have major consequences that could fracture the sport for years to come.
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This program of “The Real XC” is intent on reconnecting users with the history and achievement that cross-country running has brought to the athletics experience.
Our purpose: weave a smooth and seamless integration of the sport of cross-country running; from its earliest origins in England, to the widely popular and highly successful worldwide event that it is today.