XC Training

XC training sessions will take place at Castle Manor on Saturday mornings, from 9-10am. The sessions will be similar to Tuesday training but using the more undulating parts of the field. Suitable for juniors and seniors.

Why do XC training? If you don’t normally run off-road or do cross-country, it really is a different kettle of fish to road running. Just the unevenness of the terrain and the short inclines take it out of you, and at first it can be quite hard. Which is why we’ve introduced these regular training sessions to help you all prepare for the cross-country series, parkruns, or just plodding around the fields on a Sunday morning. It even benefits those doing marathon training, as it makes your core stronger, builds stability in your joints and enables you to get some extra miles under your belt without the additional impact of running on tarmac. Just don’t leave it too late, start early and build yourself up slowly.


 They will run between the first and the last XC race of the winter league, every week apart from when a race is taking place.

Sat Training type Sun Training type
25/10/2014 26/10/2014 Framlingham XC
01/11/2014 Castle Manor 02/11/2014
08/11/2014 Castle Manor 09/11/2014
15/11/2014 Castle Manor 16/11/2014
22/11/2014 Castle Manor 23/11/2014
29/11/2014 Castle Manor 30/11/2014
06/12/2014 07/12/2014 Sutton XC
13/12/2014 Castle Manor 14/12/2014
20/12/2014  Xmas Break 21/12/2014
27/12/2014  Xmas Break 28/12/2014
03/01/2015 04/01/2015 Ickworth XC Champs
10/01/2015 Castle Manor Led by Paul Evans 11/01/2015
17/01/2015 18/01/2015 Haughley Park XC
24/01/2015 Castle Manor 25/01/2015
31/01/2015 Castle Manor 01/02/2015
07/02/2015 Castle Manor 08/02/2015
14/02/2015 15/02/2015 Haveningham Hall XC
21/02/2015 Castle Manor 22/02/2015
28/02/2015 01/03/2015 Nowton Park XC

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