from one side of a country to the other; as, a cross-country railway.
moving across open country rather than following tracks or roads; as, a cross-country race. Opposite of road.
a race over a course including countryside, rather than over roads or prepared paths.
A long-distance track meet, usually held in the fall, where each team fields an equal number of runners (most typically seven). It is held over open terrain (up and down hills, if any are available). When scoring a cross-country meet, the first runner to finish gets one point, the second gets two, and so on. The team with the lowest score is the winner
1. a section of the cross-country day in the three-day event where competitors must complete a course of difficult obstacles in a countryside setting. 2. the new term for the speed-and-endurance test.
a traditional MTB race that mixes many types of riding conditions into one course.
across the countryside; "the river runs crosscountry"
Descriptive of a mountain bike race that takes place over trails, jeep roads, and similar difficult terrain.
Galloping at racing speed, the team of horse and rider must complete a course which includes large natural obstacles such as walls, water, ditches and banks. This phase is a test of the partnership's speed, stamina, skill and courage. Although not without considerable risk, this exhilarating phase is the most popular aspect of the sport.
1: Derived from the most popular discipline of mountain bike racing, it describes a course or ride that includes all types of terrain, uphill and down. 2: Also describes a bike suited for such a course.