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Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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Fell

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.

Ilkley Harriers Junior Fell League 2018

Kim Anderson and Elizabeth Raven are in charge of coordinating the fell section and league tables. Ten different race categories (age based on 31st Dec 2018) - 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 13 results to count; U15, U17 & U19: best 8 out of 14 results to count. The 2018 races are:

Sun 14th Jan, Soreen Stanbury Splash, wharfedaleharriers.co.uk
Sun 18th Feb, Ilkley Moor Fell, junior.ilkleyharriers.org.uk
March/April, Bunny Runs (U13 (min age 12 years), U15. U17 & U19 with best time from series to count), wharfedaleharriers.co.uk
Sun 25th March, English Fell Champs Race 1, Todd Cragg, amblesideac.org.uk
Sat 14th April, English Fell Champs Race 2, Blacko Hill, trawdenac.co.uk
Tues 8th May, Jack Bloor races, Ilkley Moor, jackbloor.co.uk
Sat 19th May, English Fell Champs race 3, Malham, Yorkshire, kcac.co.uk
Sat 26th May, English Fell Champs race 4 (inc Yorkshire Champs), West Nab, Yorkshire, holmfirthharriers.com
Sat 16th June, English Fell Champs race 5, Clougha Pike, bowlandfellrunners.org.uk
Sat 30th June, English Fell Champs race 6 (inc junior inter-counties), Up the Nab
Sat 4th August, Hellifield Gala Fell, barlickfellrunners.org.uk
August Embsay fell race (BOFRA)
Sun 7th Oct, Curly Wurly Rat Runs, wharfedaleharriers.co.uk
Sun 16th Dec, Stoop Fell, wharfedaleharriers.co.uk

2018 League Tables after 6 events

The 2017 final JIH League Tables
The 2016 final JIH League Tables
The 2015 final JIH League Tables
The 2014 final JIH League Tables
The 2013 final JIH League Tables
The 2012 final JIH League Tables

BAN Fell & Terrain League 2018

Geoff Thompson of Wharfedale Harriers coordinates the Bradford Athletics Network (BAN) Fell &Terrain League. Further details of the 2018 League and updated league tables 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. 2018 races are likely to be a lot of the JIH league ones above plus:


Mon 28th May (tbc), Ilkley Trail Race, Yorkshire, www.ilkleyharriers.org.uk
Sat 30th June, Eldwick Gala, www.bingleyharriers.org.uk
Sat 7th July, Baildon Carnival, www.baildonrunners.co.uk

See BAN web site for final 2017 league tables
The 2016 Final BAN Fell & Terrain League Tables.
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.