Congratulations Settle Harriers Juniors!!  Awards for the 2019 Junior Club Championships were handed out at the Junior’s Presentation Evening on Tuesday 3rd December held after junior training in Eshtons Pavilion.

What a talented and enthusiastic bunch!  39 juniors took part in Championship races this year and we celebrated their success after training.  All those that took part received sweets and chocolates.  Those that did 3 races or more also received a fantastic Settle Harriers beanie.  The top 6 boys and girls also received a beautiful engraved medal presented by club Chairman, Mark Wildsmith.  Many thanks to Alex and Kerry for providing these excellent prizes.

Many thanks to our coaching team and everyone involved with running our junior section over the last year.  Many thanks also to parents for supporting the club and finally many thanks to all the juniors for their dedication and fantastic attitude.

Well done to our 2019 champions, Lucy and Carl, and to everyone that took part in the championships in 2019.  The final scores can be viewed here …..

Some pictures are below (thanks to Jess) and more can be viewed on the Settle Harriers facebook page.

 

The next ParkRun meet-up for both junior and senior members is scheduled for Saturday 7th December. The venue is confirmed as Skipton.  It would be great to see lots of juniors and seniors taking part there.  The first meet-up was great fun and tea and cakes in the leisure centre cafe afterwards was excellent !  For more information about our ParkRun initiative, see here

 
 

On Tuesday, 3rd December we will be presenting awards for the 2019 Junior Club Championships. Training for ALL GROUPS will be from Eshtons  and will finish a little earlier on this date (6.30pm) and we hope that all juniors and parents will then gather in Eshtons Pavilion for the awards.  Any junior that took part in one race or more will receive something, with special  awards going to those that took part in 3 or more races and trophies/medals to the top 6 boys and girls in the Championships.  We will also be talking about next year’s Junior Club Championships and other racing opportunities in 2020.

Settle Harriers’ first ParkRun meet-up was a great success with 17 club members (or parents of junior members) taking part in the Skipton ParkRun (5k) on Saturday 9th November.

Conditions were good if a little cold before the start and the 4 lap course on tarmac paths within Aireville Park was dry.  We had 8 juniors and 9 seniors taking part and the age range of our party was from 7 years old to 60 !

There were lots of highlights with 4 of our contingent running PBs for this course and 7 making their 1st appearances in a ParkRun.

Jack Sanderson (age 11) was 1st Harrier home in an amazing 5th place overall in a field of over 200 runners.  Jack also knocked no less than 74 seconds off his 5k PB. Well done to Jack and to all our junior contingent (Oliver, Carl, Ben, Ned, Charlotte, Robert & Mabel).

(Jack running at Curly Wurly races Oct 2019)

It was great to see Julia Murfin on the comeback trail after a long battle to recover after her skiing accident and subsequent surgery. Carol was our first senior runner home (3rd female hoem) followed by myself, Jan, Marc, Rachel, Karen, Julia & Rebecca (running with Mabel)  Unfortunately John Eddington had to retire before the finish with a calf/achilles injury.

We hope to try and have a club ParkRun meet-up once every month and the next date and venue will be announced soon.

Settle Harriers Results

5

Jack SANDERSON

Male

JM11-14

19:56

New PB!

19

Carol EVANS

Female

VW55-59

22:34

 
23

Andy EVANS

Male

VM60-64

22:46

 
24Oliver BRUMMITTMaleJM11-1422:47 
32

Carl SANDERSON

Male

JM10

23:56

 
42

Ben BRUMMITT

Male

JM10

24:49

First Timer!

61

Jan-Friedrich WULF

Male

VM45-49

26:06

First Timer!

73

Ned WHITAKER

Male

JM11-14

27:08

First Timer!

86

Charlotte PEART

Female

JW11-14

27:56

First Timer!

95

Marc PEART

Male

VM45-49

28:32

First Timer!

107

Robert SHUTTLEWORTH

Male

JM10

29:19

 
142

Rachel BRUMMITT

Female

VW40-44

31:16

First Timer!

152

Karen SHUTTLEWORTH

Female

VW35-39

32:00

New PB!

159

Julia MURFIN

Female

VW50-54

32:24

New PB!

160

Rebecca WHITAKER

Female

VW40-44

32:39

New PB!

164

Mabel WHITAKER

Female

JW10

33:00

First Timer!

 

Settle Harriers had no less than 10 of our juniors running in these finals at Dalby Forest on Tuesday 5th November.  Many congratulations to everyone that ran – great performances from all !

Have a read of Jess Baganall’s report here 

Settle Harriers has decided to trial a “ParkRun” initiative – particularly aimed at those aged 11 and above, but also open to younger juniors and adults too.
 
In addition to Junior Club Championship & other fell races, its proposed that the club has a presence in some of the very popular and low key ParkRuns that exist in this area.

The idea is to have a club presence at a Park Run event once every month, with a member of our coaching staff there to meet club members and show them the salient points of the course etc. They may well take part themselves or be on the sidelines cheering on and offering encouragement. There are 8 different ParkRuns within an hour’s drive from Settle and we hope to visit each of these over a period of time.

Settle Harriers will be kicking off this initiative at Skipton ParkRun on Saturday 9th November (run starts at 9.00am in Aireville Park, Skipton).
 
We do hope that older juniors (and perhaps some younger ones and parents too) will be able to come along and give this a go – it should be a good morning and a chance for our junior and senior members to come together at an event.
 
Just a few points to remember…….
 
– Skipton ParkRun is all on tarmac – so wear road shoes/trainers rather than fell shoes.
– ParkRuns are open to seniors and juniors – but see note below
– younger juniors (under 11) can take part but under ParkRun rules they must be closely accompanied on the run by an adult
– Carol and Andy will be at Aireville Park near the finish line from 8.30am – so look out for us there and we can all do a spot of warming up and course recceing before the start
– do wear Settle Harriers vests in the run (good for advertising the club and you will get more support as you run round)
– you need to register for ParkRun & print off a barcode if you have not already done so – the link is https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/  Make sure to bring your barcode on the day – you will need to present it at the end of your run
– details of Skipton ParkRun including course map, parking info etc is here https://www.parkrun.org.uk/skipton/course/
– after the event, you may want to join us for a tea/coffee in the Leisure Centre cafe
– any questions, just email me

Hope to see lots of you there !

 

Please note that there will be NO break in junior training sessions for half-term – so there will be sessions on the 22nd and 29th of October and right through until we break for the Christmas holidays.  The last session of term will be on Tuesday 17th December.  

Juniors in school years 6 and above will need to bring headtorches with immediate effect – due to the dark evenings.  They should also wear some reflective clothing.  Younger juniors will be training on the floodlit astro pitch – so will not need headtorches.

Well done to the 11 juniors that that took part in these races – a great turnout considering the wet weather.  My report and the results can be found here
 
This was the last fixture in our Junior Club Championships for 2019.  The final scores in the Championship will now be kept secret until the awards are presented on Tuesday 26th November after training.  Well done to all those that have taken part in any of the Club Championship fixtures this year. 
 
The 2020 Junior Club Championships are likely to start on 5th January with the Scout Scar Kendal Winter League fixture.
 
 
The West Yorkshire Cross-Country League starts on 5th October  at Keighley with subsequent fixtures in the Leeds area on 27th Oct, 17th Nov and 8th Dec (details here http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk/XCMain.htm )  The league is open to all those aged 9 or above on 1st Sept 2019 – age groups (boys & girls) are U11, u13, U15, U17, U20.  In the past we have had several juniors competing in this competitive league. Please let Andy know asap if your child is interested in entering as they will need first to be registered with English Athletics (fee £15 for the year) & we will assist you with this process.
Well done to all those that represented their schools at these very-high standard races at Giggleswick on Sunday 6th October.  Thanks also to all those that helped out by marshaling, helping out with catering or in any other capacity.  The weather stayed fine despite the adverse forecast although the courses were slippery and muddy in places.
 
The results can be found on the event website here