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English Junior Uphill Fell Championships 2007
Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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Ilkley Harriers are proud to have staged the English Junior Uphill Fell Championships in 2007. We staged uphill races before in 2004 as the Black Forest trials race and the inaugural junior English Uphill Championships in 2005. This year there were new courses, and lots of great prizes from sponsors UP & RUNNING and RONHILL.

2007 Report

Many thanks to the 125 juniors (and 10 seniors) who raced over the challenging Junior Uphill Championship courses. 32 clubs were represented with two competitors coming from as far away as Cornwall. Despite bad weather warnings for the area the weather held good throughout the three races and spectators enjoyed some brilliant competitive racing. The first race of the day saw 47 U8+U10 being cheered all the way to White Wells where they enjoyed their reward of a mini chocolate bar and ice pop. The second race had 46 U12+U14's race the tough 2.2km climb right up onto high moor. The 32 U16+U18 followed the same course as the younger age race for the first couple of kilometers but then had an additional triangle loop above Rocky Valley with a nasty hill climb which proved to be for many one of the hardest parts of the race.

Although the rain came down for the prizegiving at White Wells, it didn't dampen anyones enthusiasm with over 70 juniors attending and receiving prizes for their efforts. Ronhill provided so many brilliant prizes - the winners in each age category received complete vest & shorts outfits and there were spot prizes of socks, drinks bottles, caps and relective stips. Every child was able to come to the prize table and choose something. Many thanks to Ronhill for supporting junior fell running.

Results: Adobe PDF docPDF, or Mixcrosoft Eccel sheetExcel.

Photos: photos Paul's     photos Dave's     photos Brian's     photos Tim's     PDF photo slideshow Paddy's

Details

  • Sunday 1st July
  • Registration from 9.30am, 1 entry fee for U8 and U10 non-Championship race
    £2 for Championship races. Entry on the day only
  • Start Times: U8 & U10 at 11am ,U12 & U14 at 11.15; U16, U18 & Seniors at 11.45
  • Championship - min age 10 on day. U8 - min age 6 on day. Ages as at 1st Jan 2007.
  • Courses: fully marked and marshalled. Course length - U8 & U10 - 0.5km, 70m climb; U12 & U14 - 2.2 km, 220m climb. U16, 18 and senior - 3.8km, 270m climb.
  • Ice pops to all finishers
  • Lots of prizes. Prizegiving asap after 12.45 (at White Wells)
  • Toilets in the car park
  • Refreshments for sale at White Wells
    www link Click here for streetmap.co.uk map
    Ilkley Bus & Rail stations are 10 mins walk away at the foot of Wells Road.
  • photos  2005 photos.
2007 Uphill map
2007 Uphill map

Course Description, Championship races

See map. These are challenging uphill-only races. The courses will be fully marked and marshalled on the day: these notes are mainly for those who wish to recce the route.
Championship races start on the tarmac track leading to the lower tarn (as Baht'at). Over the last few months there have been major 'improvements' to the paths on Ilkley Moor - a significant amount of the course will now be on compacted sand/gravel paths.

U12 + U14
Run along the track to the lower tarn. At the tarn turn right up the steps onto the path leading to White Wells. At White Wells take a stepped path up to join the newly surfaced track - follow this track to just before the steps. Take the left path into Rocky Valley for 200m, then scramble up over the steep slope to the right (there is a path). At the top rejoin the path coming up from the steps. Follow this main track due South for almost 1km to the finish just before the wooden duck-boards.

U16, U18 and Senior
The course is the same as above until you are within sight of the finish on the Ilkley side of the ghyll. You then do a loop triangle, initially going downhill, then a nasty climb back up onto the top followed by a testing path run into the finish.

Course Description, Non-Championship (U8 & U10)

See map. Start on the grass near the boating pond. Run upwards parallel to the road to the gap between the hedge and the fence. Follow path to cross the bridge over the ghyll and continue onwards and upwards to finish at the White Wells steps.

Prizes

  • Championship Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to boys and girls U12, U14, U16, and U18.
  • Polka dot T-shirt to winner in each of the Championship races.
  • Medals for first 3 boys and girls in the U8 and U10's race.
  • Usual Championship random ETA shoe draw.
  • Lots of super prizes from UP & RUNNING and RONHILL.

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