Can you spot yourself in our cross country running gallery?

 Cross country at Landseer Park in Ipswich in October 1991

Cross country at Landseer Park in Ipswich in October 1991 - Credit: Archant

Do you remember trekking through muddy fields on cross country runs?

Today we're looking back at the sport in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Leiston Hiigh School cross country runners in March 1981

Leiston Hiigh School cross country runners in March 1981 - Credit: Archant

Cross country has been a key part of games lessons for decades, helping students keep fit and get lots of fresh air.

Essex police's cross country run at Danbury in April 1982

Essex police's cross country run at Danbury in April 1982 - Credit: Archant

But, while some youngsters love to get out of the classroom and into the open air, others may not be quite so keen on running, especially in the cold and wet.

A cross country run by pupils from Thurleston School in Ipswich in 1972

A cross country run by pupils from Thurleston School in Ipswich in 1972 - Credit: David Kindred/Archant

Our gallery features photos of school events as well as Suffolk schools cross country races, where the best young runners in the county battled it out.

 Cross country at Landseer Park in Ipswich in October 1991

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Of course, adults also take part in the sport, and our gallery features an Essex police cross country run.

Runners taking part in Suffolk schools cross country in 1980

Runners taking part in Suffolk schools cross country in 1980 - Credit: Owen Hines/Archant

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk  To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Suffolk schools cross country runners in 1985

Suffolk schools cross country runners in 1985 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

West Suffolk schools cross country championships in February 1975

West Suffolk schools cross country championships in February 1975 - Credit: Archant


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