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Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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At JIH we offer a full programme of running related activities to individuals up until the end of Year 13. U16 must be members of JIH (free membership to those who pay session fees or are volunteers - £15 to anyone else) and over 16's must be members of Ilkley Harriers (annual membership £15). In either case a newcomer may attend 2 sessions before joining.

Any individual wishing to attend junior led training sessions (see below) must be a FIRST CLAIM member of Junior Ilkley Harriers/Ilkley Harriers. Family membership of Ilkley Harriers does NOT include children who are U16.

There is a general programme which caters for everyone - all abilities and newcomers to athletics. In addition there is a more specific programme only available to those juniors who are more serious about their athletics and wish to compete for Ilkley. Post 16's have the freedom to 'mix & match' senior/junior training sessions but the appropriate parental forms must be provided.

The majority of our sessions have waiting lists so please do not just turn up on the night to any session => contact shirley beforehand to check that its OK first (shirley@ilkleyharriers.org.uk).

GENERAL PROGRAMME

All our athletics training sessions start at school Year 3. Please note we have waiting lists on both the Monday and Thursday Sportshall Athletics sessions for Years 3-6 and we may not be able to bring any newcomers into the programme until September 2020. The Wednesday running session is also near capacity and likely to be full before the end of the year.

The 2019/2020 General programme is for all abilities:


Monday: A 75 minute indoor Sportshall Athletics sessions in the IGS sports hall. 5.30-6.45pm for Years 3 to 6. Juniors work on the basics of all running, jumping and throwing activities leading towards a UKA Academy Decathlon award. The Summer term is half a term of outdoor Track & Field Athletics on the Ghyll Royd School Fields. We guarantee a minimum of 20 weeks of training over the year. Lead coach: Shirley Wood

Wednesday: 60 minute ‘Speed Endurance' running session suitable for XC, Fell and distance T&F athletes of all abilities outside on the IGS playing fields, 5.30-6.30pm for Years 3 to 11. We guarantee a minimum of 25 weeks of training over the year. Lead coaches: Ros Blackburn/Sally Westlake.

Thursday: Two 75 minute indoor Sportshall Athletics sessions in the IGS sports hall. Session 1: 5.30-6.45pm for Years 3 to 6. Session 2: 7pm -8.15 for Years 7 & 8. Juniors work on the basics of all running, jumping and throwing activities leading towards a UKA Academy Decathlon award. The Summer term is half a term of outdoor Track & Field Athletics on the Ghyll Royd School Fields. We guarantee a minimum of 20 weeks of training over the year. Lead coach: (S1) Shirley Wood and (S2) Katrina Kennedy.

SPECIFIC PROGRAMME - Years 7-13 only

The 2019/2020 Specific programme is only available to those juniors who want to continue with athletics and to train to compete for Ilkley. 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. Due to numbers we are unlikely to be able to take newcomers during the year. Contact Shirley if you are interested in attending any of these sessions in the future.

Monday: Fell training, 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Autumn & Spring terms training on the ILT&SC field (tbc). In the summer term the group moves on to Ilkley Moor to train. We guarantee a minimum of 25 weeks of training over the year but at the moment Liz plans to run sessions throughout the year. Lead coach: Elizabeth Raven.

Monday: A 75 minute indoor Sprints & Throws session with a limited amount of jumping and sportshall athletics in the IGS sports hall. 7pm- 8.15. The Summer term is half a term of outdoor Track & Field Athletics on the Ghyll Royd School Fields. We guarantee a minimum of 20 weeks of training over the year. Lead coach: Shirley Wood

Tuesday: High Jump, Ghyll Royd sports hall, 6pm - 7pm. Sessions will run in the Autumn and Spring terms only and we guarantee a minimum of 16 weeks of training. Lead coach: Shirley Wood.

Tuesday: Horizontal Jumps, Ghyll Royd sports hall, 7pm - 8pm. Sessions will run in the Autumn and Spring terms only and we guarantee a minimum of 16 weeks of training. In the summer term this group will have the option of joining the Monday group to do half a term of outdoor Track & Field Athletics on the Ghyll Royd School Fields. Lead coaches: Sally Judkowski and Dwayne Heard.

Wednesday: 75 minute outdoor ‘Speed Training' session on the IGS playing fields, 6.15-7.30pm. Session suitable for XC, Fell and middle distance T&F athletes. We guarantee a minimum of 25 weeks of training over the year. Lead coaches: Kate Lofthouse and Christine Reilly.