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I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Holidays !  Junior training resumes on Tuesday 25th April & summer term training fees of £11 per child are due.




Well done to all those juniors that have taken part in the Kendal Winter League this season.  An amazing 19 juniors have completed 5 races or more in the League and will qualify for an end of season award ! A list of our award winners can be seen under “Latest News”. The awards will be presented next Sunday in the Peoples Hall, Sedbergh after the “non-scoring” Arant Haw races.  These races will start at the usual times (noon for juniors) with registration at the Peoples Hall, Sedbergh. The start of the junior races is about a 10 minute walk away from the hall.  Awards will be presented at around 2.00pm after the seniors have finished their race.  See the Helm Hill website for more information  http://www.helmhill.co.uk/index.php/arant-haw.  Remember to bring your usual “kit” and your KWL race number. Hope to see lots of you there !




Well done to all those that took part in the very tough “Anniversay Waltz” FRA Junior Championship races last Saturday which were also counters for our own championships. results will appear on our junior website soon.
The following junior club championship races are all coming up soon and it would be great to see lots of juniors out competing in them…………..
Mon 1 May – Wray Junior races.
Always popular with our younger juniors in particular and held alongside the village’s annual Scarecrow Festival. See here for more information http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5033 . As you will see, junior races start straight after seniors have departed at 11.30am with 2 m”mass-starts”.
Mon 1 May – Coiners FRA Junior Championships races
A number of our juniors are contesting the FRA Junior Champs.  The venue is Mytholmroyd and races start at 10.30am (entry on the day). The link is http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5045
Tues 9 May – Jack Bloor Junior races, Ilkley Moor
These races on Ilkley Moor replace junior training on that evening and we are hoping for another massive junior turnout, as in previous years.  A lovely way to spend a spring evening !  See http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5254 and http://www.jackbloor.co.uk/
Sun  14 May – Great Whernside Uphill races (FRA Jnr Champs)
For those who are good at running uphill or don’t like downhill !  These races are being held in Kettlewell (noon start) and the link is http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=4966


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

2017 Junior Club Championships




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