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 U17 title in August 2013 and won the U20 Decathlon title in September 2014.
... to the 42 juniors who raced at the third West Yorkshire Cross-Country event at Keighley. An excellent 7 team placings again - Well done to all. Gaenor's report to follow.
... to the 700+ children who competed in the Wharfedale Schools XC races at the Rugby Club. Many thanks to Rod Thompson and all the volunteers from Westville House School for such a well organised morning. Results: KS2 Girls, KS2 Boys, KS1 Girls, KS1 Boys, League Tables KS2 Girls, League Tables KS2 Boys.
Due to the WY XC series there will be no UAK track session on the 5th December.
If anyone is attending the U11, U13 or U15 SHA trials on the 10th January at Richard Dunn and your parents are happy to help out morning/afternoon please get in touch with Shirley.
Autumn 2014 Junior newssheet here. Updated 4/10/14.
See Training and Coaching for more details.
GENERAL programme for everyone - open to all abilities & newcomers.
Monday: Sportshall Athletics, Yrs 7, 8 & 9, IGS sportshall.
Monday: Junior Circuits, Year 10 and older, IGS gym.
Tuesday: High Jump and jumps conditioning, Years 5 and older. Ghyll Royd.
Tuesday: Jumps and Throws, Years 5 and older, Ghyll Royd.
Tuesday 15+ Running Groups on senior club night, info here
Wednesday: Speed endurance, Years 3-10 (min 8 years), IGS playing fields.
Thursday: Sportshall Athletics, Years 3-6 (min 8 yrs), IGS sportshall.
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: Hill Training (roads), from Old Bridge (Middleton side), Year 8 and older.
Tuesday: High Jump, Ghyll Royd School.
Tuesday: Run, Jump, Throw, Ghyll Royd School.
Wednesday: Speed Training, IGS Playing Fields.
Friday: Hurdling & 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?).
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Ilkley Harriers is an England Athletics accredited club, achieving the Clubmark quality award. info