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Old 10-12-03, 05:19 AM   #1
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Barriers

Two weeks away from my first Cross race and I have finally built some barriers to practice with (I have been leaping over the low benches at the local elementary school). I wondered how far apart I should place them to simulate most races I have built three. Should there be room for some running between them, or just a shirt stride before another barrier?
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Old 11-01-03, 07:27 AM   #2
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In all the years that I have been racing, the barricades have been no closer than 10' and have been setup in pairs at the very least.
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you should be able to take at least two steps(running at speed) between each barrier, but placement varies by course. Hell, we had a course in Colorado that had SIX barriers, and they were unevenly spaced. That was a load of fun.
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