Junior News

Updated 20/5/19


Well done to the 7 juniors that ran at Sebergh Gala, the 1st BOFRA fixture of the season.  A special congratulations to Carl Sanderson who won the Under 9 race – a fantastic achievement.  See my report under Latest News.  This race was a counter for Junior Club Championships.   There are two more counting fixtures coming up at Hutton Roof and at Austwick.  See details further down this page.

Congratulations to the 18 juniors from Settle Harriers that took part in the Jack Bloor Fell races on the 14th MayThis 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. 




SAT 25TH MAY — HUTTON ROOF CRAGS Junior Races (1st race 1.15pm)

This is always a popular race with our juniors, held in conjunction with the village fete so lots to do apart from the races and a good family day out.  Races from U9 upwards.  Details at https://fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5691

MON 27TH MAY — AUSTWICK AMBLE Junior Races (1st race 11.20am)

It would be great to see lots of our juniors competing in this most local of fixtures, held in conjunction with the village’s Cuckoo Festival and Street Market.  Junior races start at 11.20am (U11s – minimum age 8 on day).  U13s start at 11:45am and Under 15s, U17s & U19s  at 12;15pm,  Race details are at  https://austwick.org/fell-race-entry-form/

The current scores in the 2019 Junior Club Championships after 9 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