Secondary Schools' Track & Field
Cross country running is a sport in which individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. The course may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road.
Because of differences between courses in running surface, frequency and tightness of turns, and amount of up and downhill, cross country strategy does not necessarily simplify to running a steady pace from start to finish. Coaches and cross country runners debate the relative merits of fast starts to get clear of the field, versus steady pacing to maximize physiological efficiency.
TTSSTFA's Cross Country Run is open to Secondary School students in the following age groupings:
After the run, students and supporters can participate in Fun Aerobics and get free Checkups and Health products as they visit various booth displays.
Racers during our 2016 Cross Country Run