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Thomas (2nd from left) & Seb (3rd from left) with their awards – presented by Ben Mounsey (1st left)

Congratulations to 3 juniors from Settle Harriers who received awards at the BOFRA Presentation Evening held at the weekend.  Jack Sanderson received a special trophy for competing in all 15 fixtures.  Seb Segger-Staveley and Thomas Marshall finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Under 17 Boys competition are are pictured above with their awards.  Well done to them and to all those that competed in BOFRA races this year. 


Junior training resumed on Tuesday 31st October after the half-term break.  Those in School Year 5 and above are now training in the dark for some of their sessions so need to bring headtorches and wear reflective clothing.  Younger juniors will be training on the astro under floodlights – so don’t need to bring headtorches. 



Well done to the Jack, Dougie, Seb and Honor who took part in the 2nd West Yorkshire Cross-Country League on the 28th October.  See Latest News for their results.  



The awards for the 2017 Junior Club Championships will be held on TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER in Eshtons Pavilion from 6.30pm (training will finish a little earlier than usual) until about 7.00pm.  It would be great if all juniors could attend and parents are very welcome too ! Sweets or chocolates will be awarded to all those that took part in at least one race in the championships.  Additionally special awards/memento will be made made to those that took part in 3 or more races and finally, the top 6 boys and girls in the championships will also receive a medal or trophy.  Please try and book this date in your diary !


 The next major series of races for our juniors is the KENDAL WINTER LEAGUE which starts on the first Sunday of 2018.  Races then follow on most Sundays up until the end of March.  These races are great fun and a good way to introduce juniors to racing on the fells.  Minimum age to take part is 8 years.  More information to follow soon.


We urgently need more assistant coaches.  If any parents are interested in helping us out, please speak to any of our coaches on a Tuesday or email me at juniors@settleharriers.org


It would be great to receive race reports, photos or other contributions for this website from juniors or their parents.  It is impossible for me to report on everything going on at the moment !  All contributions welcome – again you can send them to me using the email address above. Don’t be shy !




Welcome to the Settle Harriers Juniors website !


Settle Harriers aim to provide opportunities for young runners in the area to learn about and participate in training and racing in the disciplines of cross-country and fell running. The Club is located in the centre of the finest natural scenery and training country to be found anywhere. Regular training and racing events are organised all year round open to all junior club members.

Junior training takes place on Tuesdays (term-time only) from 5.30pm – 6.45pm and our base is Eshtons Pavilion, Raines Road, Giggleswick, next to Giggleswick School’s all weather pitch.  During the winter months, sessions are held either on the all weather pitch (younger athletes) or on the fields close by.  Older juniors  may venture a bit further afield.

Our coaches are all qualified to at least UK Athletics Level 2 and we also have a large number of assistant coaches qualified to Level 1.  All these are also DBS checked.  Parents are welcome to help out at training sessions – we are always looking for volunteers.

We do require that potential new members register with us first as we operate a waiting list system due to the popularity of these training sessions.  To register your interest look at the information under the MEMBERSHIP menu. Our annual junior subscription is £10 and we also charge termly session fees which equate to £1 per session but payable at the start of each term.

Our juniors have their own junior club championship – a series of races that run from January until October.  They also compete in local leagues such as the Kendal Winter League (Jan – March) and West Yorkshire Cross-Country League (Oct – Dec).   See the RACES menu on this website for more information.

Further details from Andy Evans (Junior Coordinator) – email address juniors@settleharriers.org