As part of our Monday and Thursday general summer coaching programme we are able to offer outdoor track and field athletics at Ghyll Royd School (Monday) and the Ilkley Grammar School playing fields (Thursday). We are able to do Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Hammer, Javelin, Shot, Discus as well as track running (sprinting) and relays. All these activities are outside whatever the weather, so a waterproof coat and a sence of humour are essential!
We also do more specific indoor Track & Field coaching sessions at Ghyll Royd School during the winter on a Tuesday for those athletes who want to compete. This includes Running (sprint starts, baton handovers & hurdling), Jumping (long, triple and high), throwing (shot and javelin).
Junior Ilkley Harriers do not compete in any national Track & Field Leagues but we do encourage our athletes to compete at local friendly meets. We have listed a number of meets below that we think you'd like to have a go at in 2016. Entry forms will be at club training sessions or can be found on the appropriate website. AAA common standard cloth badges and certificates will be presented at the annual junior presentation evening.
The JIH Track & Field Award is based on the ESSA Primary and Secondary Award scheme. We do not like juniors to specialise too early so we will do the Combined Events Award (Triathlon, Quadrathlon and Pentathlon). In order to gain an award an individual must compete at various runs, jumps and throws and represent the club at a minimum of 4 meets.
Try these 2016 meets:
Sunday 24th April, York Summer League meet 1
Sunday 8th May, York Summer League meet 2
Sat/Sun 14/15 May, Yorkshire Track & Field champs, U13=>
Saturday 18th June, York Summer League meet 3
Sunday 10th July, Burnley U11 Open Medal meet, Barden Athletic Track, Burnley (Burnleyac.co.uk)
Saturday 30 July, York Summer League event 4
Saturday 20 August, York Summer League event 5
Saturday 3rd September, York open meeting
? September, Pendle Open, Seedhill Athletics Track , Nelson (tbc)
Further details and entry forms for the York Summer league here nearer the time
Daniel, Zoe, Chloe and Harry take podium places at the Ingrams League, York 2011
See videos of Harry Maslen hurdling in the ESSA Championships. Thanks to Martyn Pearce.