Junior News

Well done to the 11 juniors that took part in the FRA Junior Championships fixture at Blacko Hill on Saturday 14th April.  This was also race 7 in our own Junior Club Championships.  See my report under Latest News.
Also see under Latest News for the final Kendal Winter League positions for those that completed 4 or more races.  8 of our juniors achieved this and will qualify for a special award to be presented on Sunday 22nd April at the Peoples Hall, Sedbergh after the non-scoring Arant Haw races. 
Just a reminder that junior training resumes on Tuesday 17th April.
The next 2 races in our Junior Club Championships are 2 popular favourites, this year being held on consecutive days as follows………
Mon 7 May – Wray junior Races (held in conjunction with the annual Scarecrow Festival
Tues 8 May – Jack Bloor Races on Ilkley Moor (no junior training on this evening)
More details on these races to follow soon
The spring & summer races are now upon us ! 
BOFRA have announced their fixtures for 2018 and hopefully many of our juniors will be taking part in their events as in previous years.  Please note that a number of fixtures have changed weekends this year.  The list of fixtures is here  BOFRA fixtures 2018
A number of our juniors may also wish to take part in FRA Junior Championship fixtures.  There are 6 of these starting on the 25th March and finishing on the 30th June. Each fixture has races for all junior age-groups from Under 9s upwards.  More information and fixture dates are here FRA Junior Championships
Our Junior Club Championships fixtures acan be seen here Settle Harriers Junior Championship Races 2018
The latest Junior Club Championship scores can be seen here Junior Championship Table 2018  

Thanks to everyone that stayed after training on the 28th November for the awards for the 2017 Junior Club Championships and well done to all those that took part in the championships.  Thanks to Rob Bagot for the photos of the award winners and a group photo below.  The final scores in the Junior Championships can be seen here Championship Table 2017 

from left Lola (3rd equal), Martha (2nd), Lauren(6th), Jessica(5th), Charlotte(3rd equal), Lucy (1st)
from left Sonny (6th),Sam (4th),Jack & Seb (joint winners)




Congratulations to 3 juniors from Settle Harriers who received awards at the BOFRA Presentation Evening held recently.  Jack Sanderson received a special trophy for competing in all 15 fixtures.  Seb Segger-Staveley and Thomas Marshall finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Under 17 Boys competition are are pictured above with their awards.  Well done to them and to all those that competed in BOFRA races this year.


Thomas (2nd from left) & Seb (3rd from left) with their awards – presented by Ben Mounsey (1st left)


We urgently need more assistant coaches.  If any parents are interested in helping us out, please speak to any of our coaches on a Tuesday or email me at juniors@settleharriers.org


It would be great to receive race reports, photos or other contributions for this website from juniors or their parents.  It is impossible for me to report on everything going on at the moment !  All contributions welcome – again you can send them to me using the email address above. Don’t be shy !




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