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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 ).

New Facilities

Such an exciting project to bring 'real' athletics facilities to Ilkley for the benefit of the local community. Our Compact Athletics Training Facility will make such a difference to athletes of all standards - from total beginners trying the sport for the first time to experienced competitors.

More on www.ilkleyathletics.org.uk

(visual: JBA Consulting)

Plan

Fells

There are opportunities for juniors to train on the fells and compete in both FRA and BOFRA events throughout the year.

In 2015 Ruaridh, Sarah, Jemima and Lucy were selected to represent England in the World Mountain Running Championships in Hungary. They followed in the footsteps of other former juniors who have gained their England vest - Georgia Malir and Lucy Williamson. And Euan Brennan and Bethan Morley who achieved the honour in 2017.

(photo Dave Woodhead)

Running

Sportshall Athletics

Three quarters of the juniors we coach have started in the Sportshall Athletics programme. Almost 200 juniors from Years 3 to 8 enjoy taking part in sessions each week (we are extending our Monday session to include Year 2 from September 2017)

We encourage attendance at the regional SHA trials and over the years a number of our juniors have represented West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire or Leeds at U11, U13 or U15 level.

 

Sportshall

Cross Country

About a quarter of our juniors solely train and compete in the endurance programme.

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 West Yorkshire Leagues and Yorkshire, Northern and National Championship events.

(photo: Dave Woodhead)

XC

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 Leaders Award

All our juniors, Year 10 and older have the opportunity to help at coaching sessions and gain nationally recognised awards.

Year 9's are able to help at sessions just to be helpful!

The photo shows our very first set of 13 junior Leaders who were presented with their Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership at the Ilkley Harriers Presentation Evening, January 2012.

 

 

Leaders

Combined Events

We encourage our athletes to continue doing all activities as long as possible and not to specialise. SHA provides a great all round starting point for the Track & Field programme.

Harry Maslen has been a great ambassador to our athletics programme over the years. He is in the group photo as a youngster gaining his Gold Level 2 SHA Decathlon award and inset in 2015 competing for England and gaining a bronze medal in the U20 Decathlon Home International Championships at Hexham.

Harry, Sportshall
Well Done

Well Done

... from Katrina..... Fantastic day at Burnley Athletics open meeting. All three of our athletes competing came home with a medal. Archie Budding won gold in 600m bronze in the 75m and bronze in the cricket ball throw. Farrah Kennedy-Harting won bronze in shot putt and Tom McCarthy getting silver in the 150m. Brilliant effort.

... to the 24 juniors who ran in the Washburn Valley Relays. Results and report

 

Training, Racing and General notices

With exception of Liz Raven's Monday fell training and a couple of Wednesday informal family fell runs on Ilkley Moor all our coaching sessions have finished for the summer. Have a good summer hols and see you again in September fully recharged !!

Summer 2017 newssheet

Earlier newssheets

NEW FACILITIES and FUNDRAISING

THANK YOU to the Ilkley Parish Council for funding of £7000 towards the CATF and the Ilkley Carnival Committee for making us the primary beneficiary with funding of £8,600.

Our new website www.ilkleyathletics.org.uk has all the latest news on the CATF and information on how you can help with fundraising.

Proposed 2017 Autumn Term Coaching Programme

See Training and Coaching for more details.

GENERAL PROGRAMME

Open to everyone - all abilities & newcomers. Please note we have waiting lists on most sessions so contact Shirley first.

Monday: Sportshall Athletics, Yrs 2-8, IGS sports hall. Session 1: 5.30 to 6.45 for Years 2-5; Session 2: 7pm to 8.15 for Years 6 to 8. Starts 11th September.

Monday: Junior Circuits, Year 10 and older, IGS gym, 6pm to 7pm, £2 on the night. Starts 11th September.

Monday: Speed endurance, Younger children from Year 3, IGS playing fields, 5.30 to 6.30. Starts 11th September.

Wednesday: Speed endurance, Yrs 3 - 11 (min 8 yrs), IGS playing fields, 5.30 to 6.30. Starts 13th September.

Wednesday: Outdoor Athletics/indoor fitness & conditioning, Yrs 9 - 13, Ghyll Royd field/sports hall, 5.45 to 7pm. Starts 13th September.

Thursday: Sportshall Athletics, Yrs 3-7, IGS sports hall. Session 1: 5.30 to 6.45 for Years 3-5; Session 2: 7pm to 8.15 for Years 6 & 7. Starts 7th September.

 

SPECIFIC PROGRAMME

For those juniors who compete for Ilkley ONLY or by invitation (Years 6 to 13).

We expect a high level of commitment, motivation, self discipline and behaviour. All juniors must have the maturity to work hard in smaller coaching groups with specific coaches.

All these sessions become CLOSED coaching units at October half term and unless there are special circumstances no-one new will be allowed to start.

Contact Shirley if you are interested in doing any of these training sessions.

Monday: Fell Hill Training, Darwin Gardens, Ilkley Moor, 6pm to 7pm. Remaining on the fells until 18th September, then moving down to IGS playing field on the 25th.

Tuesday: Run/hurdle drills, Jump, Throw 6 week block, Ghyll Royd field/sports hall, 6.45pm to 8pm. Starts 12th September

Tuesday: High Jump and jumps conditioning 4 week block, Ghyll Royd sports hall, 6.45pm to 8pm, Starts 31st October.

Wednesday: Speed endurance Training, IGS Playing Fields, 6.15 to 7.30. Starts 13th September.

Sally Malir runs a 'by invitation only' small mentored group of Year 9 and older - sessions to be organised with individuals.

 

COMPETITION

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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