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So What Exactly Is A Harrier Anyway?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:27 AM, under ,

It has been busy here this past week or so. Part of the time has been spent working on automation of the posting of weekly NFL game schedules and talent assignments. That should be ready in a few days.

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The other part has been working with the Clarke Central High School (Athens, GA) Cross-Country team in putting up a web site/blog so that they can share their journey with schoolmates, friend, family, and community. The initial set up and formatting is always the most time consuming piece. Now that this is done, the updates of schedules, results, and event pictures will be much easier and efficient.

One of the unexpected questions that came up from parents was "What is a harrier and why did you put harriers and not Gladiators (the school nickname)?" Honestly, I could not rattle off why cross-country runners are called harriers. I just knew they are.

It turns out that the answer is quite interesting and a great piece of knowledge to put in your back pocket for your next team trivia event, or for a cocktail party where the subject might come up.

Posted September 1, 2009

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  1. Brian says:

    As a former Oconee Harrier, I appreciate the education on the term. Back in the day, the problem with the harriers from Central was their habit of training just on Milledge rather than hillier routes. ;-)

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