Patriots Cross Country
John Newton, Head Coach
Renee McCalla, Assistant Coach
Welcome to the Westside High School Patriot XC page this is your source of information, whether you are a team member, parent/guardian, WHS student or just a fan of the Patriot Nation. Read the entire page and look for regular updates. The tentative schedule it posted below and will be updated with meets as they are scheduled.
SUMMER IS OVER PATRIOTS, TIME TO "EARN THE VIEW!!"
Link to Required forms
YOU MUST HAVE A COMPLETED MEDICAL FORM TO PARTICIPATE.
(other meets outside RC will be posted as soon as scheduled)
Cross Country Season started July 30th and we have already started training for the first meet. Those who ran during the summer will have an easier start. It is never to late to start running. We will be utilizing parts of the training plans listed below throughout the season. Be prepared, I will push you to your limits and I will ask you to work hard. The effort and hard work you put in will be rewarded.
"Earn the View"
ALL PRACTICES ARE REQUIRED!!
Monday-Thursday @ 245p meet in Room A150
Medical Forms Required to practice
What to wear/bring to tryouts:
Water bottle with water
girls: you cannot run in a sports bra only (dress code policy)
running shorts (basketball shorts are not acceptable)--must follow dress code
running shoes (basketball shoes are not acceptable)
If you do not have the correct shoes ( you must have shoes on your feet), you will not be able to participate. If you do not have the correct running shoes you can get injured.
Heat & Hydration:
**Make sure to hydrate (see Hydration chart), get plenty of rest, and eat well balanced meals. Run in the early mornings and late afternoons until you are acustomed to the heat. Avoid running in the "Danger Zone". (See Heat Index Chart)
WHS Trail Maps
These are "Out/Back" trails. (You run out to the end of the marked course and follow the same path back to the start.)
Full Trail (Start and Stop at the Practice Field)
Short Trail (Do not cross the road "Steven's Creek")
Start at Petersburg and run in either direction. SORBA CSRA_Bartrum Trail Information
FATS (Forks Area Trail System) **Do not run this alone. Watch for snakes in the summer.
Start at the "South Parking Lot" DO NOT GET OFF THE MARKED TRAIL!