Last night I read an article in the Running Fitness magazine which reported that a recent survey carried out of over 2000 people claimed that 56% of British women and 31% of men believed it would be impossible or difficult for them to run 100m. Thats run, not sprint.
100m!! I could believe, perhaps, say 10km, but 100m?
Conversely, an article in last weeks Athletics Weekly which briefly described the history of the North East Harrier League emphasised how participation in cross - country in the North East of England has grown over recent years. With the last meeting at Cramlington, just over a week ago, seeing a record field in both the men's and women's races, with 425 senior men and 179 women competing.