Welcome to the Royal XC Family


Royal ‘s philosophy is developing a young person physically, mentally and morally.

 1.    Physically: Our goal is to build endurance, strength and speed.

 2.    Mentally: Competitive spirit, responsibility towards training and the enjoyment of racing.

 3.    Morally: Royal looks for a caring attitude towards all members of the XC team and the development of the quiet pride of success. Being a fair competitor (racing tactics) towards other schools is an important concept to nurture.



Runners should train on their own starting  June 5th. This is vital to the success of ALL cross country thletes. 

Official Practice will start Mon. July 8th. 

 7:00 - 9:00 AM 

Monday - Old Windmill Park (201 E Long Canyon Rd)

Tuesday - Coyote Hills Park (275 Valley Gate Rd)

Wednesday - Royal High school off arcane street. (by tennis courts)

Thursday - Coyote Hills Park (275 Valley Gate Rd)

Friday - Old Windmill Park (201 E Long Canyon Rd)

Saturday - TBD

Sunday - No formal practice

Alt Locations Certain Saturdays

Las Llajas Canyon Trail, 5715 Evening Sky Dr, Simi, CA 93063

Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Rd Simi, CA 93063

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Brett Darrington 

BPD Sports Therapy (associated with Body Logic)

4165 Thousand Oaks Blvd STE 150, Westlake Village, CA 91362 

(805) 371-9116

Brett Darrington has helped out numerous sports programs in the region. He has been putting Royal runners back together since I met Brett in the early 2000's. Being a runner and competitor himself, Brett understands that taking long periods of time off for an injury is not an option. He has continually helped many of my athletes get back to the trails training in the shortest amount of time possible. Brett takes the time to determine the injury, explain to the athlete why the injury most likely occurred, treats the injury and the most important, assigning strengthening exercises to keep the injury from reoccurring. Brett accepts most major insurance companies. If insurance is not an option, he has a affordable "walk-in" price. 

XC supporter 

James has helped out with our program over the years. His contribution has allowed us to pay stipends for coaches as well as lab equipment in the classroom. James is also a fellow Highlander which means he bleeds green and gold. If you are need of a home loan, please consider him. 

James Gross

Office: 951.296.1640

Cell: 951.760.8169

NMLS #251734

2020 royal cross country team 

Varsity Boys Coastal Canyon League Champions

Frosh/Soph Coastal Canyon League Champions 

Angus Fitzgerald is the CIF SS D2 1600 meter winner with a time 4:08.38. This is the second fastest time at Royal High School. 

Matthew Russell is the CIF SS D2 800 meter Champion. Matthew later went on to finish 2nd in the 3200 meter run. 

athlete of the month

angus fitzgerald 

This year the Royal Boys Cross Country Team has achieved great success, taking home a runner-up spot in CIF Southern Section D3. While this is a team effort of 7 driven student-athletes, Angus has been the catalyst for this year's team dynamics and accolades. His unshatterable belief in the team and in his own abilities, has taken the team to the upper echelon of our sport. Angus has been a great team co-captain, taking a leadership role while maintaining a “quiet pride of success. Along with a 4.29 GPA, Angus represents the hard working student-athletes we have here at Royal.  

Mt Sac 4 X 800 winners and Royal Record holders.  7:47.88

Leg 1 Noah de la Rionda 1:53

Leg 2 Diego Rivera 1:58 

Leg 3 Roberto Alvarez 2:00

Leg 4 Jonah Bazerkanian 1:55