Did you love a strenuous cross country lesson at school?
Did you love a strenuous cross country lesson at school?

Eight cross country memories from South Shields schools over the years, whether you loved it or hated it

It was one of those school sessions you either loathed or loved.

Cross country running was definitely an acquired taste, especially on a winter morning when you sploshed through muddy fields.

Or worse, there were the winter days when you battled to stay upright on icy lanes.

Here are eight cross country scenes to take you back to those unforgettable days, from Harton Comprehensive in 1975 to Mortimer Comprehensive in 1991.

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