Whilst cross country running has long been embraced by the College - utilising many of the hectares of the College, it was not until 1999 that the first official premiership was sanctioned by the AIC. With the strength established previously, Marist College Ashgrove has been a force amongst competing schools each year, winning a significant share of events and premierships.
What are the benefits?
The College environment lends itself to the development of skill and endurance in the discipline of cross country running. A commitment to the necessary, regular and sometimes challenging training fosters team building and personal development through increased confidence and composure.
Who can participate?
Cross country is available to all students in Years 5 and 6.
When is it held?
This winter sport is contested by AIC runners with boys competing each week in age based divisions in Term 2 and 3. Training for the different carnivals begins in Term 2 on a weekly basis and requires a significant commitment from its participants.
All students who represent the College in cross country are required to wear the College’s cross country singlet, College cross country shorts and College athletics socks.
Who are our coaches?