Junior News

Updated 6th November 2018
Junior training at Eshtons on Tuesdays has now resumed after half-term.  Please note…. 

Juniors in School Years 5 and above will need to bring head-torches as they will be training in dark or partially lit areas.
Juniors in School Years 3 and 4 will be on the floodlit astro, so no head-torches needed.
Our junior club championship awards will provisionally be presented on the Tuesday 27th November after training.  The final scores will be kept secret until then !  
Well done to Seb Segger-Staveley who finished 6th in the U17 Boys race in the 2nd West Yorkshire Cross-Country League fixture at Nunroyd Park, Leeds on the 4th November.  Also well done to Jack Sanderson who was 14th in the U11 Boys race, some 9 places higher than he finished in the first fixture.  If any more juniors are interested in taking part in the final 2 fixtures, please contact Andy.  More info on the league is here  http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk/XCMain.htm
CURLY WURLY RAT RUNS (photos now added)
Well done to the 10 juniors that took part in the Curly Wurly Rat Runs on Sun 7th October.  It looks as though a good time was had by all and lots of chocolate consumed after the races!  See the results and a report under Latest News.  Some photos have now been added.
FRA Junior Championships : Well done to all those juniors that have taken part in FRA Junior Championship races this summer.  The following took part in 4 or more of the 6 counting races this summer……….
Under 17 Boys : Congratulations to Seb Segger-Staveley who took the silver medal for finishing 2nd in the U17 Boys Championship.  This is the best result ever for a Settle Harrier in these championships – a fantastic achievement !  
Under 15 Boys : Well done to Ben Greenep for coming 19th – taking part in 4 races and Douglas Segger-Staveley, 25th who took part in all 6 races.
Under 13 Girls : Well done to Charlotte Peart who finished 25th – taking part in 4 races.
There is also a club competition based on results from all 6 fixtures and all the age-groups.  Settle Harriers finished an impressive 14th out of 49 participating clubs.


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