Very few athletes specialise in cross-country. The majority are road athletes who use cross-country to improve speed, strength and stamina. The same can be said for track athletes who also use cross-country to keep up their fitness levels during the off-season.
The cross-country season normally starts in March and runs through to August, comprising of approximately 10 or so league meetings with the final meeting serving as a KwaZulu-Natal Championship event. From KZN Champs and their performance in league event, athletes are then chosen to represent KZN at SA Cross Country Champs.
Perhaps it should be noted that the top track and field athletes and marathoners from around the world all use cross-country as part of their training regimen.
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