Pushing your mind and body to their very limits. Battling against personal bests, the elements, fatigue and that runner who you’ve been reeling in since the starting gun. Knowing the exhilaration of blood pumping through your veins, the blast of fresh air in your lungs and the surge of adrenaline which takes you that extra yard.
In the RGS Cross-Country Team, from the first man across the line to the final finisher, we all have one thing in sight: the finish line!
Cross-Country is more than competition. We train together, running through beautiful undulating countryside and ancient landscapes following stream and track, sharing fun, friendship and accomplishments, developing technique and focus, bagging the goals which only teamwork and preparation can achieve.
But if it’s competition which drives you then look no further. Boys from all years face up at local and national levels, from interschool challenges to the District and County clashes, from the Wycombe Phoenix Harriers meet in Hughenden Park to a nationwide contest in Coventry. The RGS has gone from strength to strength, winning the Schools Invitational Relay in the forests of Bracknell and reaching the national final of the ESAA Cup in St. Albans.
The best is yet to come. Whether it be Fartlek, tempo, hill or interval training, fun runs or gut-wrenching speed events, we strain to realise every last second of potential for all of our runners so that when you cross that line, arms aloft, you can say: I ran the race of my life!