Junior High Cross Country, Varsity Cross Country · Summer Information – Cross Country 2020


Bethel Cross Country 2020

To any student interested in running Cross Country –

My name is Mark Clute.  I’m writing this letter to you to inform you about Cross Country.  Cross Country is a sport in which a person is a member of a team, and also an individual in all contests.  The sport consists of running for a distance of 2 miles for the students in grades 7 and 8, and the students in grades 9-12 will run a distance of 3.1 miles or 5000 meters.

Cross Country is a sport that requires endurance to be able to compete, and the endurance you build with running will carry over into any other sport you choose to compete in.  In order to build an athlete’s endurance, we will be setting up times to run as a group during the summer months.  

Summer running will begin on Monday, June 1st.  We will run Monday thru Friday until official practice starts on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm and we will follow the summer schedule for location of practice.   You will be able to run at 8:00 in the morning or 7:00 in the evening on any of these days.  Please try to make it to as many sessions as possible.  Summer running is not mandatory for you to run cross country.  It is used as a tool to make you a better runner.  Mandatory practice begins on Monday Aug 3rd at 7:00 pm at Taylorsville bike path on ross rd.  Regular practice will follow the summer running schedule until school has started.

We will run on Monday at Taylorsville Metro Park starting at the Ross Rd. entrance.

We will do some kind of core workout after running.

We will run on Tuesday at Charleston Fall on Ross road.

We will run on Wednesday at Taylorsville Metro Park starting at the Ross Rd. entrance. 

We will do some kind of core workout after running.

We will run on Thursday at Charleston Fall on Ross Rd. 

We will run on Friday at Taylorsville Metro Park starting at the Ross Rd. entrance.

We will do some kind of core workout after running.

Road races are not recommended during the summer because we will be racing every Saturday from August to October, but one race a month would be a good hard workout.

Students will need to have a physical done before the first day of official practice and all school forms filled out on final forms.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on my Cell (937) 308-1789.  Thank you for your interest, and I hope to see you this summer running.

Mark Clute

Cross Country Coach