In addition to the prime determinant in endurance running – aerobic capacity – the successful cross-country runner will need to:
- Keep a good rhythm across undulating terrain and over a variety of surfaces
- Clear lactate efficiently, as a result of fast starts, hills, and surges
- “Pack run”, or key off teammates and/or competitors
- Finish fast when tired, as team points/total time are paramount
Canadian X-C Championships
The Pacers have fielded some of the most successful teams in the province in past years, winning individual and age group team awards in the Canadian X-C Championships 2007-2015.
This year the Ontario Cross Country Championships will be held in St. Catharines in November; The Pacers are targeting this with individual and team entries.
Free Cross Country Training Program for Members
Andrew Jones will be leading a free cross country training program for members beginning in the fall (schedule to be announced).
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Cross Country Race
The Pacers host the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Cross Country races in Springbank Park. Check the Our Races page for more information.
Other Cross Country Races
For information about other cross country races and events please check out the Local Races page or the Calendar. If you are a London Pacers Club Member, you can view the 2016 Cross Country Training Schedule in the Members Area.
X-C Running Locales
London has some great Cross Country Running Locales / Training Venues.