Bethel Cross Country 2013
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. While 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 chose to compete at. 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 17th. We will run Monday thru Friday until official practice starts on Monday August 1, 2013. We will run at 7:00 in the evening on any of these days. 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 Aug 1st at 7:00 P.M. at the High School.
We will run on Monday at the High School. 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 TaylorsvilleMetroPark starting at the South parking lot near the Taylorsville dam entrance.
We will run on Thursday at the High School. We will do some kind of core workout after running.
We will run on Friday Charleston Fall on Ross road
Road race are not recommended during the summer because we will be racing every Saturday form August to October, but one a month would be a good hard workout.
Student will need to have a physical done before the first day of official practice and all school forms filled out. Also this year the school has instituted a participation fee for all activities. For a varsity sport the fee is $200, Junior High sport the fee is $100 and there is a family cap of $500.
Any question you may have feel free to contact me at home. My home phone number is (937) 846-1725 or Cell 308-1798. Thank you for your interest and I hope to see you this summer running.
Cross Country Coach