Cross country (XC) is unique in that it is an individual sport and a team sport. XC has a strong team element as usually 7 members of a team score in a race, whether that is a Varsity or JV race. This provides the right atmosphere for team camaraderie and cooperation both in training runs and races. Individually, the sport is like no other, save track, in that it gives the opportunity for measurable improvements throughout the course of a season or year whether that is the #1 runner or a newcomer to running. While coaches look for consistency in performance, times often speak for themselves and performances take much of the bias out of coaching.
What equipment do I need
Good news! XC is not an expensive sport! here is what you should have!