贵族男孩越野计划激励跑步者实现运动卓越，体验独立学校联赛（isl）的质量竞赛，并完善体育精神的技能。训练包括距离跑， fartlek 校园内和校外的速度，赛道，山地训练和小径运行。对正在运行的社区的推动，决心和承诺是贵族xc体验的标志。较新的跑步者受益于教练和队长的指导，并迅速学会将自己与更有经验的队友一起推动。教练的目标是灌输运动能力，扎实的自我意识和体育精神，以及追求生命的愿望。
In September of 1978, 鲍勃克恩 began his first year at Nobles and his first year coaching cross country, so this fall marks his 35th season coaching this sport. During this time, he has primarily coached the varsity and jv boys’ teams, but in the earlier days of our program, he assisted with the girls’ teams and even the middle school teams when there was sufficient interest. For the past two seasons he has helped rekindle the middle school program and worked to develop a more viable program that will help provide experienced runners for our upper school teams. His role in recent years has changed a bit from being the coach of a specific team to being a steward of our program as a whole. During his time as a coach, one thing has not changed, and that is his love of the sport of cross country. Though his own running mileage has gradually diminished, he has competed in races from 5 km to the marathon. Running on a beautiful, wooded trail through the colors of autumn is something that he treasures and makes it difficult to think of autumn without thinking of cross country. Outside of Nobles, he has served as secretary of NEPSTA, the New England track & field and cross country association, since 2008.