Junior News

Updated 18 March 2019



For obvious safety & safeguarding reasons, could parents please ensure that their children register in the pavilion when they arrive at junior training.  It is essential that we have an accurate record of who is present at training. Please also try and ensure that your child arrives well before the start of the session at 5.40pm.  After this time, with the lighter evenings, your child’s group may have left Eshtons.  If you are unavoidably late, there may be nobody on the reception desk, so please tick your child’s name on the register yourself and make sure your child’s coach is aware that your child has arrived.


Many thanks for your co-operation with these important safety issues.




The next KWL fixture (which is also race number 6 in our Junior Club Championships) is on Sunday (24th March) at Helm Hill (Oxenholme).  This is a great course, nice and local, and a circuit rather than a straight up-and-down race.  It would be great to see a large number of our juniors taking part once again.
See here for all the KWL information  http://www.helmhill.co.uk/index.php/races/80-races/114-kendal-winter-league.   Remember that juniors need to carry or wear a waterproof top, hat & gloves in all KWL fixtures.


Congratulations to Seb Segger-Staveley who was selected to represent North Yorkshire Schools (Inter Boys) in the English Schools Cross-Country Championships held in Leeds on Sat 16th March.  Seb finished 190th in a very large field & won a trophy for highest placed 8th counting runner.
Congratulations also to Lucy Bagot, Charlotte Peart & Jack Sanderson who have been selected to represent North Yorkshire Primary Schools in an Inter-Counties Championships in Leicesterhsire next on the 23rd March.  Good luck to all 3 !!
Well done to the 13 juniors that took part in the Cunswick Kendal Winter League fixture on Sunday 3rd March, which was also Race 5 in our Junior Club Championships.  There were some excellent performance.  See my report under Latest News.
The current scores in the 2019 Junior Club Championships after 5 fixtures can be seen here Junior Championship Table 2019
The Settle Harriers Junior Club Championship schedule for 2019 can be viewed by clicking here  Junior Championships 2019 There is also a PDF version that can be downloaded. The rules for the championships are also explained on this page.  5 fixtures in this schedule have already been held (Scout Scar, Giggleswick, Birkrigg Common, Sedbergh School & Cunswick KWLs). 


The finals scores in the 2018 Junior Club Championship can be see here Junior Championship Table 2018
Well done to our 2018 champions, Seb & Charlotte, and to all those that took part in the championships.  Let’s have even more taking part in 2019 – the first two fixtures that will count towards the championship will be the Kendal Winter leagues on the 6th Jan (Scout Scar)and 13th Jan (Giggleswick).  See below for more info on these.

General Information about  Settle Harriers Juniors


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