Living on the edge of Ilkley Moor you have just got to love the fells. A lot of our coaches and helpers are fell runners so we are familiar with the local fell scene.
Kim Anderson has written this brilliant piece about fell running, and why everyone should have a go. Read it here.
We encourage participation in local fell races and we organise junior races at our own Ilkley Moor fell race in February. Since 2005 we have presented Phil Dean memorial awards to the first boy and girl Junior Ilkley Harrier finisher in the U10 (U11), U12 (U13), U14 (U15) and U16 (U17) age category (presented at the end of March at the annual junior presentation evening). And in 2012 we introduced a Junior Fell League.
Kim Anderson and George Elmes are in charge of coordinating the league tables. * Note age categories have changed for 2017. Ten different race categories (age based on 31st Dec 2017) - U11 (min age 8), U13, U15, U17 and U19 (boys & girls). League points are awarded at each event and at the end of the series awards will be presented to the first 3 finishers providing a minimum of 5 races have been run. U11 & U13: best 7 out of 12 results to count; U15, U17 & U19: best 8 out of 13 results to count. The 2017 races are:
Sun 15th Jan, Soreen Stanbury Splash, woodentops.org.uk
Sun 26th Feb, Ilkley Moor Fell, junior.ilkleyharriers.org.uk
April, Bunny Runs (U13 (min age 12 years), U15. U17 & U19 with best time from series to count), woodentops.org.uk
Sat 25th March, English Fell Champs Race 1, Cock Howe, eskvalleyfellclub.org
Sat 1st April, English Fell Champs race 2, West Nab, Yorkshire, holmfirthharriers.com
Sat 22nd April, English Fell Champs race 3, Anniversary Wa!, Cumbria, anniversarywaltz.co.uk
Mon 1st May, English Fell Champs race 4, Coiners, Yorkshire, cvfr.co.uk (also Yorkshire Champs)
Tues 9th May, Jack Bloor races, Ilkley Moor, jackbloor.co.uk
Sun 14th May, English Fell Uphill only Champs race 5, Great Whernside, wharfedaleharriers.co.uk
Sat 10th June, English Fell Uphill only Champs race 6, Rossendale, rossendaleharriers.co.uk
Sun 8th Oct, Curly Wurly Rat Runs, woodentops.org.uk
Sun 17th Dec, Stoop Fell, woodentops.org.uk
Geoff Thompson of Wharfedale Harriers coordinates the Bradford
Athletics Network (BAN) Fell &Terrain League.
Further details of the 2017 League can be found on the BAN
Junior Fell League website.
The league is open to juniors of BAN affiliated clubs. Eight different race categories (age as 31st Dec 2017) - U11 (min age 8), U13, U15 and U17 (boys & girls). League points are awarded at each event and at the end of the series awards will be presented to the first 3 finishers providing a minimum number of races have been run. 2017 races.
Sun 15th Jan, Soreen Stanbury Splash – Quarry Run, www.woodentops.org.uk
Sun 26th Feb, Ilkley Moor Fell, www.junior.ilkleyharriers.org.uk
Sat 1st Apr, West Nab, www.holmfirthharriers.com
April, Bunny Runs (U15 & U17 only with best time from series to count), www.woodentops.org.uk
Mon 1st May, Coiners Fell Race, www.cvfr.co.uk
Sun 14th May, Whernside Uphill Fell Race, www.wharfedaleharriers.co.uk
Mon 29th May, Ilkley Trail Race, Yorkshire, www.ilkleyharriers.org.uk
Sat 24th June, Eldwick Gala, www.bingleyharriers.org.uk
Sat 8th July, Baildon Carnival, www.baildonrunners.co.uk
Sat 5th August, Hellifield Gala, www.barlickfellrunners.org.uk
Sun 8th Oct, Withins – Quarry Run, www.woodentops.org.uk
Sun 17th Dec, The Stoop – Quarry Run, www.woodentops.org.uk
The 2016 Final BAN Fell & Terrain League
The 2015 final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
The 2014 final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
The 2013 final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
The 2012 final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
The 2011 final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
The 2010 final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
We also encourage Junior Harriers to compete in the BOFRA Fell Championship races which take place in the summer months between May and September. These are for U9 (non championship), U12 (minimum age 9 years), U14 & U17. Full details regarding the series format, BOFRA membership and races is on www.bofra.co.uk.