Junior News

Well done to those that ran at the Clougha Pike FRA Junior Champoinship races on Saturday 16th June.  These races were also counters towards our junior club championships.  See my report under Latest News.  Well done also to all those that ran at the BOFRA fixture at Kettlewell the following day.  Results for this can be found on the BOFRA website.
Congratulations to Seb Segger-Staveley who has been selected to represent Yorkshire in the U17 Inter-Counties Fell Race Championships to be held in conjunction with the Up The Nab Fell Races on the 30th June.  Seb has also been running well on the track recently, finishing 2nd in the North Yorkshire Schools 1,500m Championships, then improving his personal best at that event to 4m17.52s in a British Milers Club meeting in Leeds on the 14th June.
The latest Junior Club Championship scores can be seen here Junior Championship Table 2018
The next race in our Junior Club Championships is ………..
Sat 30th June – Kirkby Gala BOFRA races (1st junior race 2.00pm)
Race for all age groups from Under 9 upwards. Details are at http://www.bofra.org.uk/assets/racepages/kirkby/kirkby.php
It would be great to have a big turnout of juniors here – a great location and atmosphere at this event.
Our Junior Club Championships fixtures can be seen here Settle Harriers Junior Championship Races 2018

Thanks to everyone that stayed after training on the 28th November for the awards for the 2017 Junior Club Championships and well done to all those that took part in the championships.  Thanks to Rob Bagot for the photos of the award winners and a group photo below.  The final scores in the Junior Championships can be seen here Championship Table 2017 

from left Lola (3rd equal), Martha (2nd), Lauren(6th), Jessica(5th), Charlotte(3rd equal), Lucy (1st)
from left Sonny (6th),Sam (4th),Jack & Seb (joint winners)




Congratulations to 3 juniors from Settle Harriers who received awards at the BOFRA Presentation Evening held recently.  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.


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


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