17 Jun 2021

School cross country: Why are girls not allowed to run as far as boys?

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 17 June 2021

It is cross country season for schools, but for seniors, boys are still crossing more country than girls.

It is an age-old, out of date tradition that has raised the ire of Marlborough running coach Mark Grammer.

The boys run 6km while the girls run 4km. Lisa Owen asks why.