Junior News

Updated 15/7/19

I hope all those that attended the “Relays & Chips” session on Tuesday 9th July enjoyed themselves !  Many thanks to all the coaches, assistants and parents that helped to organize the event.
The final junior training session this term will be on Tuesday 16th July.  Sessions will resume after the summer break on Tuesday 16th September. 
Well done to those juniors that have taken part in various races recently.  We had 4 juniors taking part in the Langdale Gala fell racesWell done Mack, Francesca, Carl & Jack.  Mack & Jack both finished 3rd in their age categories.
Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in the Clougha Pike FRA Junior Championship races on Saturday 22nd June.  See my report & some photos under Latest News.  This fixture was race number 17 out of 21 in our Junior Club Championships.
Well done also to those juniors that ran at the Hawkswick BOFRA fixture on Sunday 23rd June.  Results are on the BOFRA website.
The next 3 fixtures in our Junior Club Championships is are ………
1st race at Noon
This is a nice local fixture with good courses and well supported by our juniors over the last few years. Venue is on B6265 between Skipton and Grassington. BD23 6LB Race details are at http://www.bofra.org.uk/assets/racepages/cracoe/cracoe.php
1st race at 12.25pm (gates open at 10.00am)
Ambleside Sports is a huge event with lots to do and look at as well as the fell races – a great family day out. See https://amblesidesports.co.uk/  The venue is  Rydal Park Ambleside – On A591, towards Keswick, LA22 9PL.  Details of the BOFRA races are here http://www.bofra.org.uk/assets/racepages/ambleside/ambleside.php
1st race at Noon
Venue is Wharfedale, on B6160, between Grassington and Addingham. BD23 6BP.  Great courses and a lovely location – this fixture is always well supported by our juniors.  Details at http://www.bofra.org.uk/assets/racepages/burnsall/burnsall.php



The current scores in the 2019 Junior Club Championships after 17 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.  

Well done to all those that took part in the Hutton Roof and Austwick Amble junior races over Bank Holiday weekend.  We had 4 running at Hutton Roof and 13 at Austwick.  See my reports under Latest News.  As you will see there were some excellent performances.  Both these races were counters for our Junior Club Championships.   The latest score in our championships can be seen here Junior Championship Table 2019 As you will see, the current leaders are Carl in the Boys and Lucy in the Girls championship – but there are lots of fixtures still to come and everything to play for !!

Congratulations to the 18 juniors from Settle Harriers that took part in the Jack Bloor Fell races on the 14th May.  This included a number making their 1st appearances in races for the club – which is great. 4 of our runners received prizes for finishing in the top 3 of their age-group, so a special well-done to Georgia, Lucy, Carl & Ben.  See my report under latest news .  I have also added a group photo and some action shots. 


The final 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