KENDAL WINTER LEAGUE
This fell-running league is open to ALL JUNIORS AGED 8 or ABOVE.
The Kendal Winter League fixture dates and venues have now been announced. They can be found at
or here they are in brief (ALL SUNDAYS)
8 JAN – SCOUT SCAR
15 JAN – NO FIXTURE
22 JAN – GIGGLESWICK
29 JAN – WHITESTONE
5 FEB – BIRKRIGG COMMON
12 FEB – BARBONDALE
19 FEB – CUNSWICK
26 FEB – SEDBERGH SCHOOL
5 MAR – CAUTLEY SPOUT
12 MAR – HELM HILL
19 MAR – LONGSLEDDALE (TBC)
26 MAR – NO FIXTURE
2 APR – ELTERWATER COMMON
30 APR – ARANT HAW (NON-SCORING RACES & PRIZE PRESENTATIONS AFTER)
As you will see, the first fixture is on Sunday 8th January at Scout Scar (near Kendal).
There is no fixture on Sunday 15th January but the Giggleswick fixture (where we hope to get at least 50 of our juniors running) is on Sunday 22nd January.
We hope that lots of juniors will be taking part in the league once again and that many who have not taken part before will give it a try this winter.
More information is given below………
KENDAL WINTER LEAGUE
The league is open to ALL JUNIORS AGED 8 or ABOVE. No previous race experience is required.
The first race venue is Scout Scar GR 502 918 The Old Racecourse, Brigsteer Rd, Kendal.
Go to http://www.helmhill.co.uk/index.php/scout-scar for more info on the course.
Go to http://www.helmhill.co.uk/index.php/races for general information, course maps, travel info and registration forms that you can fill out and bring along to the first race (this will save time on the day).
For the benefit of those parents who are not familiar with this League, here is a quick resume of what it is and how it works………..
Entries are on the day only and it is £1 for juniors (£4 for seniors).
Junior races always start at noon with the Under 13s going off first. It’s best to arrive an hour or so before the start to give you time to find parking, get your child registered and so that your child can get familiar with the course and get “warmed-up” properly. You need to register your child (and pay the £1) at each race. At your first race you attend you will be given a number to retain for the whole series.
Juniors should wear their Settle Harriers vests in the races although they will probably need to wear something under this – either a t-shirt or thermal vest depending on the weather. Please bring warmer clothing for juniors to wear before and after their race. A hot drink for afterwards is also a good idea !
– VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING KIT !
JUNIORS MUST ALSO BRING ALONG EMERGENCY KIT TO EVERY RACE & BE PREPARED TO CARRY IT. At each race, it will be up to the organisers to decide whether it should be carried and this may depend on the weather conditions on the day. “Kit” for juniors means carrying a WATERPROOF TOP, HAT & GLOVES. It is easiest to carry this in a small “bum bag” or some prefer just to tie it around their waist. If it is very cold or wet, juniors may prefer to wear the extra kit instead – which is fine.
It is best to wear footwear with good grip in these races – fell-running or trail-running shoes are ideal or trainers if they have very good grip.
You can take part in as many or as few of the races as you like. The “league” results for juniors are based on your best 5 races. Awards (decorated thermos mugs last year) are also made at the end of the series to all juniors who complete 5 or more races.
Some of the KWL races will also count towards our Settle Harriers Junior Championships – Giggleswick on 22nd January will be the first of these.
If you need more information, please contact Andy. Hope to see lots of you at Scout Scar, Giggleswick and at the other league fixtures.