Conditions were wet which made for muddy terrain at the 2017 Canadian Cross-Country Championships.
With races continuously going off at least every hour from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 25 in Kingston, Ont., grass quickly turned to mud. Many runners opted for spikes with pins as long as 15 mm. Take a look at the photos to see what the Fort Henry conditions looked like throughout the day.
One section of the course, a 180-degree hairpin, was moved slightly in an effort to limit the difficulty of the turn. Several runners went down on the corner in each of the day’s races.