Junior Ilkley Harriers is the junior section of Ilkley Harriers AC and provides training, racing, and social activities for young athletes. The Club colours are red and green. Please send any enquiries to Shirley (email ).
Harry Maslen has been a great ambassador for Ilkley Harriers in Track & Field Athletics over the last five years. He has twice represented West Yorkshire at the ESSA Championships in 2011 as an U15 and in 2013 as an U17 (see both videos below). In each case he missed out competing in the finals by the smallest of margins. Our juniors have the opportunity to try all aspects of Track and Field Athletics.
See videos here. Thanks to Martyn Pearce.
At Hellifield Gala in August 2012, Lucy Williamson became the new U16 girls Yorkshire Champion and received a magnificent Yorkshire Champion trophy. In September 2013 she gained her first England vest at the Junior Mountain Running Home Internationals.
There are many opportunities for juniors to train on the fells and compete in both FRA and BOFRA events throughout the year.
Some of the Sportshall Athletics coaches and juniors help celebrate the award of ClubMark, after receiving their own individual Sportshall Athletics certificates and medals at the March 11-15 years presentation evening.
Juniors from 8 to 15 years enjoy taking part in Sportshall Athletics each week and some go on to attend regional trials and represent West or North Yorkshire.
We are currently in the process of re-accreditation.
We're looking forward to our best ever Cross-country season.
Ilkley caters for cross-country runners of all ages and abilities from organising the local Wharfedale primary schools XC League to competing at club level at the PECO and Complete Runner Leagues or at the annual Championship events.
In 2013 we hired a coach to take athletes, parents and supporters to a snowy Sunderland for the National XC Championships.
Get out there and get muddy in 2013.
Relays are great fun, whether it's on the fells or over the terrain. On the 1st July 2012 twenty-six juniors and their parents took part in a very special relay to mark the Olympic Games. The 'Real Relay' followed the route of the torch relay but was run every step of the way, day and night by runners passing a single 'baton' from one to the next.
What a fantastic achievement.
All our juniors (15 years and older) have the opportunity to help at coaching sessions and gain nationally recognised awards.
The photo shows the 13 Junior Harriers who were presented with their Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership at the Ilkley Harriers Presentation Evening, January 2012.
In Spring 2013 five of these juniors successfully completed their Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership. Currently 20 juniors are part way through their leadership awards.
We encourage our athletes to continue doing all activities as long as possible and not to specialise. Three of our juniors won medals at the Yorkshire Combined Events Championships at Carnegie in September 2012.
Harry Maslen and Dan Judkowski took gold and silver medals in the U17s and Roisin Ramage took gold in the U13's.
Harry Maslen regained his title in August 2013.
We have worked out the Final League Tables for the Wharfedale Primary Schools XC League. With the presentations on Saturday at Nell Bank,
we will be getting trophies engraved and certificates printed later this week so please say NOW if you think anything is wrong - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys, Girls (KS2 only years 3-6, best 3 from 4 races to count)
Sportshall and Ghyll Royd sessions CANCELLED 3rd-20th March
There will be no Monday Sportshall Athletics sessions on Mondays 3rd, 10th or 17th March or on Thursday 6th, 13th or 20th March.
There will be no sessions at Ghyll Rhoyd school on Tuesdays 4th, 11th or 18th March.
Sorry, but Shirley's has a bereavement and she will be away these three weeks.
This will be on the main Ilkley Harriers website too, and on Facebook, but please pass it on.
Other sessions will continue as normal in these 3 weeks: Monday circuits with Sue W, Tuesday speed endurance with Malcolm and Sally, Wednesday sessions at ILTSC with Berni G and Kate L, and Friday track with Kate.
Monday 3rd March IGS has a training day but we have a booking so junior circuits is ON.
UAK dates:There will be a track session every week until Easter with exception of the 28th February and 4th April. However there is an 'open track' between 6-8pm so you could go along and do your own session.
Are you on Facebook? Join our new Junior Ilkley Harriers Facebook Group. If you'd like to share any photos from XC, fell or any other athletics disciplines that would be great.
See Training and Coaching for more details.
GENERAL programme for everyone - open to all abilities & newcomers.
Monday: Sportshall Athletics, Year 7 to 10, IGS sportshall.
Monday: Junior Circuits, Year 10 and older and parents, IGS gym.
Tuesday: Years 4 to 6 High Jump (min age 9), Ghyll Royd.
Tuesday: Years 4 to 6 Run, Jump and Throw (min age 9), Ghyll Royd.
Tuesday 15+ Running Groups on senior club night, info here
Wednesday: Speed endurance, Year 3 to 11 (min age 8 years), ILT&SC.
Thursday: Sportshall Athletics, Year 3 to 6 (min age 8 years), IGS gym.
Saturday: Parkruns at various local venues, Skipton, Harrogate, Leeds & Bradford.
SPECIFIC programme for those juniors who compete for Ilkley (Years 7 to 13 only).
Tuesday: Speed endurance, ILT&SC.
Tuesday: High Jump & Jumps conditioning , Ghyll Royd School.
Tuesday: Jumps and Throws, Ghyll Royd School.
Wednesday: Speed endurance, (min age 12 years), Carnegie track. 2014 tbc.
Wednesday: Speed training, ILT&SC.
Friday: Hurdling and Sprinting, UAK track (Keighley).
UAK 'OPEN TRACK' (all ages): Mon & Fri - 6-8pm (£1.50 junior & £2.50 adult); Sat - 10am-12noon, (£2); Tues & Thurs as Keighley & Craven, 6.30-8.30 ? (£1.50?).
Facebook users might like to join the "Junior Ilkley Harriers" Group
Ilkley Harriers is an England Athletics accredited club, achieving the Clubmark quality award. info