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Many congratulations to John Egner who was selected to represent Great Britain Juniors in two competitions held recently – the European Biathle Championships in Portugal and the International Youth Games (triathlon) held in Lancaster.  John did fantastically well,particularly in the latter event where he won a gold medal !  See pictures below and John’s report under “Latest News”.  John is the first junior Settle Harrier to represent his country – but hopefully he is the first of many !

 

 

Below – juniors at Cracoe: Sam airborne and our U9 squad of Lucy, Carl & Jack

  

 
Junior training is now having a summer break until Tuesday 5th September when sessions will resume.  However juniors in School Year 7 and above are invited to join in with senior speedwork training on Tuesdays at 6.50pm from the usual meeting point – Eshtons Pavilion. Sessions will be modified for them as appropriate.  There is a £1 charge per session to cover our costs. 

Well done to the 16 juniors that took part in the BOFRA races at Cracoe that counted towards our junior club championships.  We had some great results – see my report under latest news.

 

Cracoe was the last junior championship counting race until 10th September (Burnsall BOFRA) but there are lots of races going on over the summer for those that want them and many of these are local.  Just have a look at the fixture lists on the BOFRA and FRA websites.

 

Click on the link below for the current junior club championship scores  

Championship Table 2017

 

The full list of the 2017 Junior Club Championship fixtures can be seen here 

2017 Junior Club Championships

 

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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