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Having shown what an earnest cross-country race may be under certain conditions, when the men who meet are athletes of fully matured powers, and who have undergone a special course of training to prepare themselves for the strain to which such a contest necessarily subjects them, we will now consider cross-country as a pastime and as an exercise which, while affording much sport, will at the same time develop the heart and lungs and the muscles in such a manner that after a few sessions practice in the sport, they may be subjected to the most severe tests, with complete freedom from injurious effects.-Walter Dohm
The Internet’s Home for the History of Cross-Country Running.
Len Johnson of Runner’s Tribe helps us tell the story. Read the full article here…
The Thames Hare and Hounds turn 150 years old next year. Traditions, landmarks, and history…What we learned from the sport’s first gentleman-amateur club on the eve of their sesquicentennial.
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Straight out of the 1950s, this “Run Cross-Country” retro art is ready in a variety of forms, from posters to wall clocks.
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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.