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 […]

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 […]

Settle Harriers Juniors at Dalby, The Great Yorkshire Forest! North Yorkshire Primary School XCountry Finals Tuesday 5th November   Wow, what a day! Our junior harriers did themselves proud and were a credit to their schools and their club today. Despite the horizontal rain and mud, glorious mud, the runners showed great determination and resilience to […]

Congratulations to the 11 juniors that took part in these races on Sunday 13th October at Penistone Country Park, near Haworth.  This was a good turnout considering the heavy rain first thing in the morning which made the course slippery & muddy in places. This was the last fixture in our Junior Club Championships for […]

Well done to the 8 juniors that ran at Embsay in the BOFRA fixture on Sun 15th September.  This was race number 20 out of 21 in our 2019 Junior Club Championships.

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in the Burnsall BOFRA races on Sunday 1st September.  This was race 19 out of 21 in our 2019 Junior Club Championships. Well done to all our runners.  It was good to see Carl back in action after his injury. The next junior club champs race […]

Conditions were hot and humid for this fixture held in conjunction with Quernmore’s village gala. The junior races were counters for the FRA Junior Championships as well as our own Junior Cub Championships.

Well done to all those that ran at these races held on Sunday 16th June !

Considering the torrential rain earlier in the day, it was great that 10 of our juniors took part in the BOFRA races at Low Gill Sports on Saturday 8th June.

Well done to the 13 juniors that took part in the Austwick Amble junior races on Mon 27th May.

Only 4 from Settle Harriers made it to the Hutton Roof Fell Races on Sat 25th May which were counters for our Junior Club Championships (Race 12 of 21).

Well done to all those that took part in the Sedbergh BOFRA races on Saturday 18th May.  This was the 1st BOFRA fixture of the season.

Congratulations to all those juniors that took part in the Jack Bloor Fell Races on Tuesday 14th May !

Well done to the 10 juniors that took part in the “Rat Runs” near Haworth on Sunday 7th October.  Conditions were good – cold but sunny and we had some excellent performances in the junior races followed by a lot of chocolate eating thanks to the generous goody bags ! This was the last fixture […]

Well done to the 10 juniors that took part in the Embsay BOFRA races on Sunday 16th September.  This was the last-but-one fixture in our junior club championships for 2018. Unfortunately the weather varied from drizzle to heavy rain for the junior races and the normal start and finish to the races across fields wasn’t […]

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in the BOFRA races at Burnsall on Sunday 2nd September.  Conditions were ideal and the sun came out – so there was a great afternoon’s racing in a fantastic venue and setting.  These races were counters for our own junior club championships – race number 18 […]

We only had 4 juniors running at the Cracoe BOFRA races on 22nd July, which were counters for our junior club championships (race number 17 out of 20). Congratulations to Carl Sanderson who had a fine run to take 3rd prize in the under 9 race and continue his run of great results this summer. […]

Well done to all to all those that took part in these races on Saturday 22 July that counted towards our junior club championships (race 16 of 20).  It must have been very hot ! Great results from all including race winners Carl and Ben ! Settle Harriers results from Kirkby Gala U9s     […]

These races were the 5th in the fixture out of 6 in the FRA Junior Championships and the 15th fixture out of 20 in our own Settle Harriers Junior Club Championships. I wasn’t able to make it to the event, but I gather the weather was terrible with several heavy downpours during the afternoon.  Well […]

Well done to the 17 juniors that took part in the BOFRA races at Lowgill Sports on Saturday 9th June.  These races were also fixture 14 out of 20 in our junior club championships. I wasn’t able to make it to Lowgill but it sounds like a good day was had by all and there […]

Apologies for not being at Killington on Thursday 31st May for this amazing event which is a traditional but low-key Cumbrian Gala in a remote location between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh. Only 5 of our juniors took part in it.  Well done to all 5 – I hope they had an enjoyable evening with their […]

Many thanks to all those parents who helped me out with the organisation of the Austwick Amble last Monday.  Your expertise was a huge factor in making the event run so smoothly and efficiently.  We had some fantastic feedback & “thank-yous’” from competitors and bystanders alike.   We had record fields for both the senior […]

Well done to the 11 juniors that took part in these races on  Sat 26th May, which were part of the Hutton Roof Annual Fete.  The races also counted for our junior club championships.  The weather was very hot and we had some great performances, with our juniors taking a number of prizes. Prize winners […]

There was a huge turnout for these races held on Saturday 19th May at Malham Kirkby.  The weather and conditions were perfect and there was some excellent racing.  This event was also fixture umber 10 (of 20) in our own Junior Club Championships. Settle Harriers had 13 taking part and everyone ran really well against […]

11 juniors made the trip over to Ilkley on Tuesday 8 May for the annual fell races held in memory of the legendary mountaineer, orienteer and fell-runner Jack Bloor who died in 1984.  Several of our juniors had run the previous day at Wray so well done on pulling out more excellent performances here. Our […]

Well done to the 17 juniors that took part in the races at Wray on Bank Holiday Monday.  It was very hot but I hope that the ice-creams afterwards made up for it ! Despite the heat there were some excellent performances from our contingent and we had a number of prize winners, including first […]

The FRA Junior Championship races at Blacko Hill on Saturday 14th April were also counters for our own Junior Club Championships. 11 of our junior took part and all ran really well over difficult courses which had frequent stiles to cross, causing bottle-necks and queuing, and also some very muddy sections to contend with.  The […]

Only 5 of our juniors made it to Elterwater Common for the final (scoring) fixture of the Kendal Winter League on Sunday 8th April.  All 5 ran really well on a very steep, slippery course which was rocky in places, boggy in others. Well  done to all those that have taken part in the league […]

Due to fixture clashes, we only had 6 juniors out for the Helm Hill Kendal Winter League fixture on Sunday 25th March which also a counter for our Junior Club Championships.  This was a shame as the weather was warm and the course fairly dry. All 6 ran really well, with top 3 placings form […]

We had a better turnout of 12 juniors for the Cunswick Kendal Winter League fixture held on Sunday 4th March. The ground was frozen although most of the snow had gone, so the going was tricky underfoot. There were some excellent Settle Harriers performances including high placings (2nd and 3rd) for Seb and Thomas in […]

Well done to the 9 juniors that took part in this fixture which was also a counter for our junior club championships. The races used the school’s excellent cross-country courses – so plenty of short sharp hills but no water jump this year as it had frozen over. There were some great runs from our […]

Well done to the 5 juniors that took part in another very steep KWL fixture held in the remote valley of  Longsleddale on 18th February. In the Under 13s, Jack had his highest KWL placing and there were also good runs from Charlotte (5th girl) and Lauren. In the Under 17s, it was good to […]

Well done to the 5 juniors that took part in the very tough and steep KWL fixture at Barbondale on Sunday 11th February. The Settle results were as follows…………. U17s         4 Matthew Holroyd Boy 18:05 15 Emily Crossley Girl 28:56:00           U15s         8 […]

It was a shame that only 7 juniors made it to Birkrigg Common for the 4th Kendal Winter League fixture and the second one that counted for our own Junior Club Championships for 2018. The weather & conditions were great, sunny with great views of snow-covered peaks in one direction and over the sea in […]

Well done to the 11 juniors that took part in the first Kendal Winter League fixture, held in lovely sunny weather.  Conditions were a bit treacherous under foot though due to icy patches around the course. A particular well done to those representing the club for the first time. Settle Harriers junior results were as […]

We had 2 runners competing in very cold snowy conditions in the final West Yorkshire Cross-Country fixture at Keighley on Saturday 9th December. Congratulations to Seb Segger-Staveley who finished 3rd in the Under 15 boys race – very close behind the winner, in a time of 15:43.  This run secured 3rd place overall for Seb in the League.  He missed 2nd […]

We only had a small turnout for this BOFRA fixture, which was also a counter for junior club championships.  However our 5 juniors did amazingly well. Seb had a resounding victory in the Under 17s, Jack came 2nd in the Under 9s and Lucy 3rd in the Under 9 girls.  Great runs too from Emily, […]

Well done to the 16 juniors that took part in the Cracoe BOFRA races on a lovely sunny day (Sun 16th July). The U9s got things off to a great start with Jack storming home in 1st place and Lucy finishing as 2nd girl and almost catching the winner (they were given the same time). […]

A number of juniors have been racing over the holidays and achieving some great results. Here are just a few of the recent highlights (for full results see the relevant BOFRA or FRA website page… England Junior Mountain Running Team – Trial at Sedbergh  Sebastian Segger-Staveley (Seb) & Thomas Marshall took part in this U17 […]

The miserable wet weather did not dampen the spirit of 14 of our juniors taking part in the Burnsall BOFRA races on Sunday 10th September.  Conditions were slippery under foot with a one very boggy section towards the top of the Under 12 course.  The races were fixture 19 out of 21 in our junior club […]

We had a great turnout of 19 juniors for the Embsay BOFRA races held on Sunday 17th September.  The weather was fine and conditions ideal apart from a couple of boggy sections. The Under 9s got proceedings underway at noon, and once again Jack (2nd) and Lucy (3rd girl) were well to the fore and […]

We had no less than 14 of our juniors competing in these national championships for secondary schools, which were organised by Giggleswick School, using North Ribblesdale Rugby Club as the event hub.  The nearby Settle Hills provided 4 challenging courses for the various year-group races. The event went off really well and a big thank-you […]

Well done to the 4 juniors that took part in the 2nd West Yorkshire Cross-Country League fixture on Sun 29th October at a muddy Nunroyd Park, Leeds. They all ran well.  Seb finished one higher than in the first fixture with a great 3rd in the Under 15 Boys race.  Jack, Dougie & Honor all showed improvement from the 1st […]

We had no less than 14 of our juniors competing in these national championships for secondary schools, which were organised by Giggleswick School, using North Ribblesdale Rugby Club as the event hub.  The nearby Settle Hills provided 4 challenging courses for the various year-group races. The event went off really well and a big thank-you […]

Despite the lure of chocolate and the lovely weather, we had a  lower than usual Settle Harriers turnout for these races held on the moors near Howarth on Sunday 8th October.  It was good to see several of our youngest members taking part and enjoying themselves though. This fixture was the last one counting towards […]

Kendal Winter League 3 – Giggleswick, Sunday 19th January Wow – what a day !  Settle Harriers fielded a grand total of 44 runners at the Kendal Winter League at Giggleswick last Sunday !  Surely a record for the club. This included 26 juniors and 18 seniors.  Around 16 members were racing for the club for the first time. The […]

Kendal Winter League 2 – Firbank Fell, Sunday 12th January Well done to the 15 Settle Harriers who competed in the 2nd Kendal Winter League fixture at Firbank Fell last Sunday. The course was a cracker (with 2 steep hill climbs and 4 stream crossings) and the weather was fine for once.  The race organisation and course marking by […]

Kendal Winter League 1 – Scout Scar, Sunday 5th January Well done to all those who competed in the 1st Kendal Winter League fixture at Scout Scar last Sunday.  Settle Harriers, with 18 runners out, were well represented despite the Club Handicap being held the day before.  The senior field of 196 runners was a KWL record. The […]

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League. Race 2  Bramley, Leeds. Saturday 2 November  The Settle Harriers cross-country squad travelled to Bramley last Saturday for the 2nd of 4 West Yorkshire League Cross-Country League fixtures.  The course was similar to the first fixture – undulating parkland with a bit of mud to contend with in places. Unlike the first […]

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League. Race 1  Thornes Park, Wakefield. Sunday 20 October    11 intrepid members of Settle Harriers travelled to Wakefield yesterday to take on the top cross-country runners in Yorkshire on their home terrain.   This is a new venture which we hope will provide some wider experience, particularly for our juniors, and help develop […]

Withins Skyline & Curly Wurly Rat Runs – Sunday 13 October (Senior and Junior Club Championships)   12 of our juniors took part in the Curly Wurly Rat Runs yesterday held in Penistone Hill Country Park near Haworth.  It was bleak and windy up on the moors but this didn’t deter our intrepid squad nor the 190 […]

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in cross-country league fixtures on Sat 14th October. Their were some excellent performances.  Highest placed for Settle was Seb who finished a fine 4th in the Under 15 Boys race at the West Yorkshire League fixture at Wakefield.   West Yorkshire League at Thornes Park, Wakefield U11B: 31 Jack Sanderson […]

Embsay Fell Race – Race Report Sunday 22 September   We had an amazing 16 juniors out for the “BOFRA” races at Embsay yesterday which was the 15th (and last but one) event in our junior club championships this year.   It was particularly good to see a number of new members out competing. Hopefully they all […]

Wray Fell Race – Monday 7th May With double the 2012 entry, organisers at Wray were thrown into some disarray!  Entry forms, numbers, pins all ran out and there were long queues at registration, leading to a late start.  The big increase in the junior numbers meant that their mass-start was too overcrowded and daunting for the […]

Last Saturday 17 Settle Harriers (10 juniors, 7 seniors) took part in the Pendle Fell Races, which was the first “Club Championship” event of the year for both seniors and juniors. The race started in the village of Barley.  The weather was warm and sunny, the ground was mainly dry and there was a huge turnout in all […]

6 Settle Harriers escaped from the floods and managed to get to Nunroyd Park (near Leeds) for the last of the 4 West Yorkshire Cross Country fixtures on Sunday 6th December.  The weather has been less extreme in this area than here but conditions were still very muddy indeed. Really well done to the 3 juniors […]

28 Settle Harriers took part in the BOFRA event at Kettlewell (21 juniors and 7 seniors). For the juniors, this was race number 11 in the junior club championships.  This is one of the toughest ones for our juniors, including a bit of a scramble up a gully and a steep descent, partly through scree. So well done […]

Well done to all the juniors that took part in the Hutton Roof races on Saturday 23rd May. This was a really enjoyable and family-friendly afternoon out with some excellent races thrown in. The only problem with the junior races is that all ages start more or less at the same time but run different distances […]

It was windy but fortunately sunny for the 30th Jack Bloor Fell Races on Ilkley Moor on Tuesday 12th May.  The wind meant no midgies though which was a welcome bonus ! It was great to see a record Settle Harriers junior turnout for these races which also count towards our club’s junior championships.  We had no […]

Well done to the 29 club members that took part in the fell races at Wray on Bank Holiday Monday. The weather was fine and there were big crowds out for the village’s annual Scarecrow Festival. 12 of our juniors lined up for the junior races which counted towards our club junior championships.  All age-groups […]

Sorry for the delay in getting this report out, but the results weren’t published until last weekend and I was busy over Easter. Considering it was a Club Championship race, it has to be said that the Senior turnout was disappointing. There were a number of factors for this; it was the start of the […]

Having only joined Settle Harriers last September, this year’s KWL was a new experience for me and so I thought I’d have a look back over the series. I can’t mention everyone who ran as it would take far too long and I would be bound to miss someone, so this is a very personal […]