Cross Country is a dominant sport at St. Patrick's College, incredibly well supported by students, parents and staff and enjoying much success in recent years. Young men from across Years 5 to 12 train together three days a week. This allows the development of additional peer support, as well as a vibrant team atmosphere. The school provides six qualified and experienced coaches who oversee the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development that only running can offer.
Cross Country is attended in great numbers by St. Patrick's students and involves athletes of varying age and abilities. They come together proudly under the banner of 'The SPC X Men' and compete in countless invitational meets. The Cross Country team provides pathways to all representative teams and athletes are well placed in this regard. However, most importantly, the St. Patrick's Cross Country coaching staff focus on the journey of the team and individual runners in the hope of developing lifetime runners, as well as well-rounded young men.
In 2010 St. Patrick's College won its first ever overall aggregate championship by taking out the AIC Championship held annually at Limestone Park. Leading up to this significant achievement the SPC 'X Men' had won many various AIC Age Group Championships. Following this success, the team typically attracts over 180 students and has enjoyed 5 successive years as the reigning AIC Champions.
Cross Country is one of the AIC sports offered to students during Terms 2 and 3. St. Patrick's College has students competing in the all divisions from Under 10 to Opens.
Regular training and weekly carnivals during the season prepare our runners for the season.