Giggleswick Kendal Winter League fixture, Sunday 12 January 2020 Wow!! Superb running by all our juniors at the Giggleswick Winter League race. It was wonderful to see so many bright green Settle vests scattered across the course. It was incredibly muddy and slippery but at least the sun came out for the junior races and […]

The juniors had a terrific start to the fell running year at the Scout Scar Winter League races with an impressive 12 athletes out on the hills! It was brilliant to see everyone giving their all and running so well. The races were tough, fast and muddy; perfect preparation for our ‘home fixture’ next week. […]

Our juniors had excellent results in 2 recent fixtures. 8 December: West Yorkshire CC League, Cleckheaton Well done to Jack Sanderson who finished an excellent 10th in the U13 Boys race, Dougie Segger-Staveley (18th in the U15 Boys) and Seb Segger-Staveley who finished in an impressive 4th place, just 14 seconds behind the race winner. […]

13 Harriers took part in the Skipton ParkRun on Saturday 7th December – the 2nd of the Settle Harriers ParkRun meet-ups. Most were seniors as a lot of our juniors have succumbed to the lurgy going around the schools at the moment. 3 of our contingent ran “PB”s for the course (congrats to Charlotte, Jan […]

Competition for Juniors

We actively encourage juniors to take part in races in order get the best out of their running.

Having a competitive focus helps to keep youngsters in the sport in the longer term – and is fun !

There are plenty of opportunities for junior members to take part in races – both fell and cross-country.

Kendal Winter League 2020

The fixture dates for the 2020 Kendal Winter league have been published on the Helm Hill website.  The race dates are different from previous years and there are changes to the order of the races.

We hope that lots of juniors will be taking part in the league once again and that many who have not taken part before will give it a try this winter.

Some Kendal Winter league races will be included in our Junior Championships – Scout Scar on the 5th January and Giggleswick on 12th January will be the first two races of the Settle Harriers Junior Championship 2020.

At the Giggleswick race on the 12th January, we hope to get at least 50 of our juniors taking part.

January 5thScout Scar2020 Junior Championship Race
January 12thGiggleswick 2020 Junior Championship Race
January 19thWhitestones 
January 26thBirkrigg 
February 2ndBreak no race
 
February 9thLongsleddale 
February 16thBarbondale 
February 23rdSedbergh 
March 1stCunswick 
March 8thCautley 
March 15thBreak no race 
March 22ndElterwater 
March 29thHelm Hill 
April 5thYarlside Downhill
(not a points race)
 
April 19thArant Haw Presentation
(not a points race)
 

More information is given below………

The league is open to ALL JUNIORS AGED 8 or ABOVE.  No previous race experience is required.
The first race venue is Scout Scar GR 502 918 The Old Racecourse, Brigsteer Rd, Kendal.
This is also the first 2020 Settle Harriers Junior Championship Race.

Go to  the Helm Hill Scout Scar page on their website for more information about the course.
Go to Helm Hill Kendal Winter League for general information, course maps, travel info and registration forms that you can fill out and bring along to the first race (this will save time on the day).

For the benefit of those parents who are not familiar with this League, here is a quick resume of what it is and how it works………..

The age category definitions are different for seniors and juniors (under). Senior categories are defined as your age on 31st December 2019.  Eg. A V40 will be 40yrs old on 31st December 2019 or before. ‘Under’ categories age is defined at the end of the year, as in age on 31st December 2020. Eg. An under 13 must be under 13 on 31st December 2020 to compete in the under 13 race. The minimum age of any runner is 8yrs old on or before race day. Within the senior race there will be an under 21 championship. Within the u13 race there will be an u11 category.

Under 13 (dist approx 1 mile).  For juniors born in 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 but must be over 8 on the day.

Under 15 (approx 1.5 – 2 miles) For juniors born in 2006 & 2007

Under 18 (approx 2.5 miles)  For juniors born in 2003, 2004 & 2005

Seniors (3 miles -– 5 miles)  Born in 2002 or earlier

Entries:

Entries are on the day only are on the day only, but please can you pre-register on the Helm Hill website, even if you are only intending to race at Giggleswick, by pre-registering you are helping the officials with producing the race runner lists and results. 

Entry fees are a £1 for juniors (£4 for seniors).

Junior races always start at noon with the Under 13s going off first.  It’s best to arrive an hour or so before the start to give you time to find parking, get your child registered and so that your child can get familiar with the course and get “warmed-up” properly.  You need to register your child (and pay the £1) at each race. At your first race you attend you will be given a number to retain for the whole series.

Juniors should wear their Settle Harriers vests in the races although they will probably need to wear something under this – either a t-shirt or thermal vest depending on the weather. Please bring warmer clothing for juniors to wear before and after their race.  A hot drink for afterwards is also a good idea !

!* VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING KIT *!

JUNIORS MUST ALSO BRING ALONG EMERGENCY KIT TO EVERY RACE & BE PREPARED TO CARRY IT.

At each race, it will be up to the organisers to decide whether it should be carried and this may depend on the weather conditions on the day.  “Kit” for juniors means carrying a WATERPROOF TOP, HAT & GLOVES. It is easiest to carry this in a small “bum bag” or some prefer just to tie it around their waist.  If it is very cold or wet, juniors may prefer to wear the extra kit instead – which is fine.

It is best to wear footwear with good grip in these races – fell-running or trail-running shoes are ideal or trainers if they have very good grip.

You can take part in as many or as few of the races as you like.  The “league” results for juniors are based on your best 5 races. Awards (decorated thermos mugs last year) are also made at the end of the series to all juniors who complete 5 or more races.

If you need more information, please contact Andy through the contacts details at the bottom of this page or see him on a Tuesday training night.  Hope to see lots of you at Scout Scar, Giggleswick and at the other league fixtures.

League positions for 2019.

League positions for 2018.

League positions for 2017.

Fell Runners Association (FRA) Junior Championship

Junior are also encouraged to take part in the Fell Runners Association (FRA) Junior Championship races.

FRA Junior Championships 2020

28th MarchKettlewell – North YorkshireDetails
25th April
Clough Head – CumbriaDetails
30th May
West Nab – West YorkshireDetails
20th June
Todd Crag – CumbriaDetails
TBCTBC
4th July
Bradwell – Peak DistrictDetails

Eligibility Rules Clarification and FAQ

For more information, go to the relevant FRA website page and follow the links.

British Open Fell Runners Association

The British Open Fell Runners Association, runs fell races from the middle of May to October.  Many of them are held in the Yorkshire Dales with a few excursions into the Lake District and even one as far away as Scotland.

BOFRA is a great way for children to be introduced into fell running with individual races run under age groups:

  • Under 9 Boys and Girls (minimum age 6 years)
  • Under 12 Boys and Girls (minimum age 9 years)
  • Under 14 Boys and Girls
  • Under 17 Boys and Girls

There is a championship that runs all season for all the age groups over the the age of 9.

The under 9’s age category is “non-championship”, but medals and T-shirts are awarded to all the children who are members of BOFRA and have completed the required number of races – as with the older age group championships.

Contacts

Officers

Juniors

Races

Contact the Chair via e-mail.

Contact the Secretary via e-mail.

Contact the Treasurer via e-mail.

Contact the Junior Co-ordinator via e-mail.

Contact the Child Welfare Officer via e-mail.

Contact the Pen-y-ghent race organiser via e-mail.

Contact the Settle Hills race organiser via e-mail.

Contact the Ingleborough Mountain race organiser via e-mail.

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West Yorkshire Cross Country League

As part of the juniors’ continued development, we propose to enter the club once again in the West Yorkshire Cross Country League.   Cross country is an excellent way for our youngsters to develop strength and stamina and particularly improve their speed as the courses tend to be faster and less hilly than the fell races they do most of the year.  Last year we had 10 juniors taking part and it would be brilliant to see us build on this in the forthcoming season.

There are four league races between October and December, all on Sundays, leading us nicely into the Kendal Winter League (which starts early in January).

The locations last year were:

  • Wakefield
  • Nunroyd
  • Spenbrough
  • Keighley

Typically, you can expect to travel approx an hour to each venue.

Races are open to athletes aged 9 (on 2nd October 2016) upwards and fall into the following age groups:

  • U11 – must have had their 9th birthday but not their 11th on 2nd October 2016
  • U13  years of age on 1 September 2016
  • U15 years of age on 1 September 2016
  • U17 years of age on 1 September 2016
  • Juniors – over 17 but under 20 years of age on 1 September 2016

For the team competition, the first three athletes home form the scoring team.  But the greater the number of participants means that, even if you aren’t in the scoring team, your result still matters as it affects everyone else’s position.

Cost of the entry to the league is £6 per athlete for the U11 to U17 age groups and £12 for the junior age group.

England Athletics (EA) Athlete Affiliation fee  In addition to the cost of entering the league, your child must be affiliated to EA. This is an annual cost currently of £13 and covers the year to 31 March next. Our Club Secretary, Chris Beesley, will be dealing with the new EA affiliations with a block payment and will email you separately about payment once I have confirmed those interested in entering the league.

So, if your child is interested in participating in the WYCC league, please could you let me know by  Sunday 8th September.  Please also could you confirm if your child is already EA affiliated, noting their EA registration number and DOB ( I already hold these details if you have participated in the WYCC before). This will enable us to deal with any EA registrations and the WYCC entry forms by the due dates.

More information, previous results and participating clubs can be found on the website West Yorkshire Cross Country League. Or if you have any other queries about this, just get in touch!

As part of the juniors’ continued development, we propose to enter the club once again in the West Yorkshire Cross Country League.   Cross country is an excellent way for our youngsters to develop strength and stamina and particularly improve their speed as the courses tend to be faster and less hilly than the fell races they do most of the year.  Last year we had 10 juniors taking part and it would be brilliant to see us build on this in the forthcoming season.

There are four league races between October and December, all on Sundays, leading us nicely into the Kendal Winter League (which starts early in January):

  • 2 October – Wakefield
  • 30 October– Nunroyd
  • 20 November – Spenbrough
  • 4 December – Keighley

Typically, you can expect to travel approx an hour to each venue.

Races are open to athletes aged 9 (on 2nd October 2016) upwards and fall into the following age groups:

  • U11 – must have had their 9th birthday but not their 11th on 2nd October 2016
  • U13  years of age on 1 September 2016
  • U15 years of age on 1 September 2016
  • U17 years of age on 1 September 2016
  • Juniors – over 17 but under 20 years of age on 1 September 2016

For the team competition, the first three athletes home form the scoring team.  But the greater the number of participants means that, even if you aren’t in the scoring team, your result still matters as it affects everyone else’s position.

Cost of the entry to the league is £6 per athlete for the U11 to U17 age groups and £12 for the junior age group.

England Athletics (EA) Athlete Affiliation fee  In addition to the cost of entering the league, your child must be affiliated to EA. This is an annual cost currently of £13 and covers the year to 31 March next. Our Club Secretary, Chris Beesley, will be dealing with the new EA affiliations with a block payment and will email you separately about payment once I have confirmed those interested in entering the league.

So, if your child is interested in participating in the WYCC league, please could you let me know by  Sunday 11 September.  Please also could you confirm if your child is already EA affiliated, noting their EA registration number and DOB ( I already hold these details if you have participated in the WYCC before). This will enable us to deal with any EA registrations and the WYCC entry forms by the due dates.

More information, previous results and participating clubs can be found on the website www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk. Or if you have any other queries about this, just get in touch!

  • Date(s)

    2 October – Wakefield
    30 October– Nunroyd
    20 November – Spenbrough
    4 December – Keighley

  • Start

    TBA

  • Distance

    TBA

  • Price

    £6 per athlete for the U11 to U17 age groups and £12 for the junior age group

  • Facilities

    TBA

  • Registration

    Races are open to athletes aged 9 (on 2nd October 2016) upwards and fall into the following age groups:

    • U11 – must have had their 9th birthday but not their 11th on 2nd October 2016
    • U13  years of age on 1 September 2016
    • U15 years of age on 1 September 2016
    • U17 years of age on 1 September 2016
    • Juniors – over 17 but under 20 years of age on 1 September 2016