JuniorsFell Running
Fell Running

Fell Running

Harrogate Harriers Junior Fell Running

Who is Fell Running for?
Whether you are already a fell runner, or just keen to try off road running, these sessions are for you.
Based on fun and getting out into the wild, the runs are great for someone wanting to try something sociable and a little bit different.  Cross country runners wanting to train off road may want to come and give it a go. It’s advisable to be able to complete a park run first, but we can cater for most abilities.

When and Where do we train?
Harrogate Harriers Junior fell running section meets once a month on Thursdays, 18.30 start and we run whatever the weather.

What should we bring?
Come prepared for mud, and wear sturdy trail shoes or strong trainers if you don’t own a pair of fell running studs. In the heat of summer, bring a water bottle and in winter, wear gloves, hat and a jumper.  A cagoule and change of clothes for the ride home is advisable if its a wet night. In the dark you will need a torch of some kind and a head torch is ideal.

*Plea for donations of old and unwanted fell shoes (especially small sizes) for lending out.

What about Medical issues?
If the runner suffers from asthma, has any medical condition we should be aware of or are have allergies to bees, nettles etc please inform the run leader before the session.  Please ensure the runner has their inhaler with them.

What if I’m not a member of Harrogate Harriers but would still like to give it a go? 
If you are not a member of Harrogate Harriers, you need to join as second claim in order to be able to attend.

Where can I find more information?
More information on Junior fell running is available from the following websites:
Click here to view the FRA 2019 Calendar
Click here for BOFRA membership information

Summer 2019 - Training sessions:

Who leads the sessions and how do I get in touch?
The sessions are led by volunteers with a “Fell/Trail leader in running fitness” certificate as a minimum. Helene has her Summer Mountain Leadership qualification. We are all DBS checked volunteers.  Any questions, email Helene Whitaker on helene@harrogate-harriers.co.uk

As this is the season for fell races, and we have LOADS on our door step, we will be making the most of local events this summer

May : No training due to the following local races:

Wednesday 1st May: Lothersdale
Monday 6th May: Coiners - FRA championship race
Tuesday 14th May: Jack Bloor – Ilkley, we hope to have a mass club turn out for this excellent evening race.  Please click here for details.
Sunday 26th May: Sedbergh Juniors FRA championship race
Monday 27th May: Austwick Amble (Half term)
Sunday 2nd June: Coniston Gullies (BOFRA)

HH Junior Fell Training Dates:

Thursday 13th June, 6.30pm Black Swan Pub* Burn Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 1PB
Thursday 11th July, 6.30pm Black Swan Pub*, Burn Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 1PB
Thursday 12th September, 6.30pm Black Swan Pub*, Burn Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 1PB

*For Black Swan Pub please use alternative parking in the street unless you plan to take advantage of the bar!

Summer holidays –no training, lots of races available. To check details of all events please click here to view the full calendar.

*NEW* Monday training available on Ilkely Moor

Liz Raven of Ikley Harriers has kindly invited us to join with their Monday evening fell training sessions on Ilkley moor. Liz is happy to welcome you  there at any time, parents should be in attendance. Sessions start at 6 pm and finish 7 pm
Meet Darwin Gardens, Wells Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9JD.  Please click here to view map.

FRA English Junior Championships and Challenge
(age categories as at the 31st December 2019)
14th April: The K4 – The Kong Kettlewell Kaper hosted by Harrogate Harriers!
6th May: Coiners (Also Yorkshire Championships)
18th May: Sedbergh
22nd June: Clougha Pike
7th July: Up the Nab

Click link for Helene's collated Junior Fell runs in 2019 Junior-Fell-Runs-in-2019 .

Yorkshire selection for inter-counties junior U17 and U19 Championships : TBC
Qualification is by birth or residency for 9 months in the county
Contact for this is David and Eileen Woodhead : 01535 669100
For updates see: www.woodentops.org.uk

Junior Home international:  Betws-Y-Coed, Wales. 21st September 2019
Trial for this is Pendleton fell race, 24th August. U20 In senior race, U17 in Junior race
Selection based on: trial position, FRA U17 Championship and selectors discretion.
Team composition: see FRA website/handbook for all information

Some things  to watch
Trial for the European Uphill Champioships to be held in Zermatt on 7th July will be held at Skiddaw (Keswick) on 2nd June.  A good opportunity to watch the best in England racing for a spot on the team.
Trial for the world Championships to be held in Argentina (up and down)  on 15th November, will be held at Betws-y-coed on 21st September. The best in GB & NI will all be there.

2018 Round Up

Seren at West Nab FRA championship race   Olivia at Ilkley fell relays in September

Fell Running Champion

Tom and George on the Christmas treasure hunt

HH Junior Fell run visit to the Christmas Tree on Simons Seat 8/12/18

A small but very fit group of youngsters were trailed to the summit by a number of older Harrogate Harrier club members and despite the wind and squalls we all made it to the summit on a very blustery December morning.







Fortunately Stump Cross café had a hot fire comfy sofas and hot chocolate to die for, not to mention their  selection of cakes and hot sausage sandwiches.  Next outing already being planned so to ensure you don’t miss out,  sign up for the off road email list so you don’t miss out or email Helene on : helene@harrogate-harriers.co.uk

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