Settle Harriers U21 Championship

Competition for Under 21s

We now have a number of 17 to 20 year olds active in the club.  Here is a summary of some of the competitive opportunities available to this age-group.

Senior Club Championships

Any Under 21 club member competing in a Senior Championships race will score points towards the senior championship. The 10 point bonus awarded for completing a “long race” does not apply to Under 21s however. Under 21 athletes will get the 10 bonus points for completing a “medium” distance race instead.

Under 21 Club Championships

This year Settle Harriers have also decided to introduce an Under 21 Club Championship in order to encourage competition amongst athletes in the 17 to 20 age-range.

The fixtures will be the same as for our Junior Championships (see below) as will the scoring system.  So 10pts are awarded for taking part in a race with bonus points depending on relative positions in the race (finisher, top 3/4, top half, top 10, top 3).

The scoring system will apply to whichever age-group an athlete competes in at each race (Under 18 race or senior race etc).

We will be awarding prizes to our top-scoring U21s at the end of the season. Separate competitions for males and females.

The detailed rules and race schedules are as follows:

Scoring System

10 points for starting a race
1  bonus point for finishing
1  bonus points for being in top 3/4 of either the men or women in your race 
1  bonus point for being in top half of either the men or women in your race 
1  bonus point for finishing in the top quarter of either the men or women in your race 
1  bonus point for finishing in the top 3 men or women in your race 
(so maximum points for a race is 15)

You can run any number of the races, but if you run more than 6, your best-scoring 6 will count for the championship. In the event of a tie, the points scored in all races will be the tie-breaker.

To qualify for an award, you must complete a minimum of 3 races.

There will be a prize-giving at the end of season – so get out there competing as points mean prizes!


Under 21 Championship Races 2016

Same as the Junior Championship – Settle Harriers Junior Championship Races 2016

Here is a brief version

No Date Race
1 Sun 17 Jan Giggleswick KWL
2 Sun 31 Jan Birkrigg Common KWL
3 Sun 21 Feb Cunswick Scar KWL
4 Sun 20 Mar Helm Hill KWL
5 Sun 17 Apr Arant Haw KWL (followed by KWL prize-giving)
6 Mon 2 May Wray Caton Moor
7 Sat 7 May Hawkswick (also FRA Jnr Champs)
8 Tues 10 May Jack Bloor Races, Ilkley
9 Sat 14 May Malham Kirkby (also FRA Jnr Champs)
10 Sat  28 May Hutton Roof Crags
11 Mon 30 May Austwick Amble
12 Thur 2 Jun Killington Sports
13 Sun 5 June Kettlewell BOFRA Races
14 Weds 15 June Gill Garth Gallop
15 Sat 20 June Darren Jones Clougha Pike (also FRA Jnr Champs)
16 Sat 9 July Sedbergh Sports
17 Sun 17 July Cracoe BOFRA Races
18 Sun 11 Sept Burnsall BOFRA Races
19 Sun 18 Sept Embsay BOFRA  Races
20 Sun 9 Oct Withins Skyline / Curly Wurly Rat Runs


Under 21 Championship 2015 – Results

1st in the U21 Ladies competition was Sally Handford who scored 42 points from taking part in 3 of the qualifying races.

No U21 men took part in enough races this year.