Nostalgia: Looking back at cross country runs in Suffolk over the decades
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Mud-spattered, chilled to the bone, aching all over – it can only be cross country running.
Love it or hate it, it has been a staple part of games lessons in schools across Suffolk for decades – for some the thrill of a race through winter parks or fields in uncertain conditions underfoot, and for others abject misery at being outside in the wind and rain and sometimes snow running your socks off and desperate to get back to a warm classroom.
Ipswich’s parks have for many years hosted not just school runs but also a host of championships for school pupils and also serious adult sportsmen and women.
Landseer Park, Chantry Park and Christchurch Park are among those which have hosted events enjoyed by competitors and spectators.
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