If you are going to run cross-country races (and why miss out on all that fun), a pair of running spikes is a big advantage. Although you can run cross-country in ordinary trainers (and many do for their first few races), you’ll quickly realise that they are heavy, and don’t grip very well. Spikes, on the other hand, are built for racing, and the spikes within the shoe are interchangeable, so you can put long ones in for slippery conditions, short ones in for the track or firm grass.
Westbury Harriers does have a few spare pairs of second-hand spikes, and we’ll bring them along on Monday and Thursday, so you can try a pair on. We charge £5 per pair.