Nobody sits on the bench, nobody holds their arms out wide and says ‘hey ref’, nobody can blame team mates for a poor personal performance and everybody is glad when it’s over. Some say that sums up Cross Country running.

“House competitions always induce a great atmosphere.”

But they would have missed the comradeship that is reinforced as runners jointly conquer a demanding course and the team spirit that is forged when beating the odds at local, regional and national competitions.

With regular fixtures in the West Mercian League, the ESAA (English School Athletic Association) cup for teams from Year Seven and up, as well representing County teams, there are plenty of competitive events on offer for our best runners. RGS participates with great success, currently boasting multiple winners in the City and County Championships, as well as individuals and teams making National finals.

Cross Country training takes place each week and is available to all runners. House competitions always induce a great atmosphere. And as runners love to say: “There are two types of people in this world, those who run and those who should.”