Cross countryFixtures and Results
Cross country has a strong history at Bryanston and we have enjoyed seeing the development and achievements of many excellent runners. The school site provides a wonderful choice of natural cross country routes on which to train, as well as the off-road terrain of the nearby Dorset countryside. The autum term is one of training, with all runners working on their fitness, stamina and crucially, increasing their running mileage across the term. Spring term is fixture season for us, and we enjoy an excellent reputation amongst schools in Dorset and the South West. We regularly have pupils qualify from County competitions, to Regionals to National Championships. At school level, competing teams comprise Seniors and Intermediates (Girls, Boys A and B squads for both age categories) - typically we would race four teams, up to 30 runners in total. Our home fixtures are large-scale events: the Ken Baily Races are one of the biggest schools' races in the South of England (if not the whole of England) with around 600 runners competing. Late in the spring term, we stage the ever-popular House Cross Country, with houses competing for honours at Junior, Intermediate, Senior levels ... and of course the fiercely competitive staff race!
Pupils of all ages and abilities are warmly welcomed as part of the cross country club. With full commitment to differentiated training sessions, pupils over time will see the immense benefits that running has, both mentally and physically. All pupils should aim to represent the school and this should be reflected in their training performances. Running takes sustained commitment and is, ultimately, hugely rewarding.
Number of Teams
Games time (autumn, spring) and Saturdays (in weekends)