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Welcome To Junior Ilkley Harriers
Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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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 - the first Junior Ilkley Harrier to make it to the English Schools Championships

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.


Winner on the Fells

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.

Running Prizes


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.


Cross Country

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.

XC, Ewan XC, Georgia

Love Relays!

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.

Real Relay

Sports Leadership Awards

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.



Combined events

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.


Well Done

Well Done

... to Bernadette and Rohan at the fourth York Summer T&F League meet of the season. Results.

... to all those who have been competing in the BOFRA summer fell races and THANK YOU to Kim Anderson for compiling the results list. Summer BOFRA results.

Training and racing updates

Reminder that it's the Sprint Fell Relays on Wednesday followed by the start of our autumn coaching programme. Everyone should have received a newssheet by email - if you haven't here's a copy Autumn 2015 Junior newssheet

General Notices

Details of the proposed sports facilities on the IGS playing fields. Here are the proposed athletics plans.

For everything you need to know! ... Autumn 2015 Junior newssheet

Earlier newssheets

Proposed 2015 Autumn Term Coaching Programme

See Training and Coaching for more details.



Open to everyone - all abilities & newcomers (minimum age 8 years).

Please note we have waiting lists on all sessions - contact Shirley first.

Monday: Sportshall Athletics, Yrs 7, 8 & 9, IGS sportshall. Starts 7th Sept.

Monday: Junior circuits, Yrs 10-13, IGS gym. Starts 7th Sept.

Wednesday: Speed endurance, Years 3-10 (min 8 years), IGS playing fields. Starts 16th Sept.

Thursday: Sportshall Athletics, Years 3-6 (min 8 yrs), IGS sportshall. Starts 3rd Sept.



For those juniors who compete for Ilkley (Years 7 to 13 only).

Younger juniors by invitation only.

Tuesday: Hill Training (roads). Year 8+. Starts 8th Sept (on Ilkley Moor for a few weeks).

Tuesday: High Jump & Jumps conditioning, Ghyll Royd sportshall. Starts 3rd Nov.

Tuesday: Jumps & Throws, Hurdle drills, Ghyll Royd field/sportshall. Starts 8th Sept.

Wednesday: Speed Training, IGS Playing Fields. Starts 9th Sept.

UAK 'OPEN TRACK': U16's must be accompanied by an adult. Mon & Fri - 6-8pm (£1.50 junior & £2.50 adult); Sat - 10am-12noon, (£2); Tues & Thurs, 6.30-8.30 (£1.50).



The Google calender gives details of local races for Fell Running, XC, Track & Field Athletics and Sportshall Athletics events that juniors can compete in. Competition is important so we encourage parents to support their children's interest by attending some of these events.

Saturday: Parkruns at various local venues, Skipton, Harrogate, Leeds & Bradford.

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