Patriots Cross Country
John Newton, Head Coach
Renee McCalla, Assistant Coach
If you are interested in running cross country for school year 2019-2020, please fill out the interest form. There will be a summer training plan for those interested in being part of the team.
**Please read the entire page. This will be your source of information throughout the summer and XC season.
Link to Required forms
**Fall Meet Schedule coming soon...
Cross Country Season starts (officiall) July 30th. If you do not train during the summer you will not be prepared for tryouts nor the season. 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"
Summer Schedule: ***YOU SHOULD BE RUNNING/TRAINING ALL SUMMER
XC:Calendar 2019 is also up-to-date as of 6/7/19
You are not required to attend summer sessions but it is highly suggested if you are in town. Your dedication will be a factor in you making the team. Even if you do not attend you should contact Coach Newton weekly to discuss your progress and turn in your training log.
July: *Coach Newton will be attending manditory training in July 8-19. You should still contact him once a week and continue to train.
JULY 4th WEEK is a mandatory "DEAD Week". You are encouraged to keep running/training but we will not be meeting.
***Most Saturday's Coach will be running at the Augusta Canal, or around downtown Augusta from the 8th Street Market. You are welcome to join in a slow easy run, have some fun, and even make fun of Coach as he tries to get back in running form.
TRY OUTS August 12th-14th
--Record your running/training.. here is a link to a free app. Garmin Connect download
Find a running buddy. Run in groups of 2-3 or more. Experienced runners should be mentoring inexperienced runners.
**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!