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 ).
Harry's fantastic achievement at the ESAA Championships at Gateshead in 2011 can be seen on the video. Harry set a PB of 11.71 in the heats of the U15 80m Hurdles, followed that up with 11.75 in the semi-finals which by the smallest of margins was not quite good enough for a place in the final. Our juniors have the opportunity to try all aspects of Track and Field Athletics.
See video here. Thanks to Martyn Pearce for video.
At Hellifield Gala in August 2012, Lucy Williamson became the new U16 girls Yorkshire Champion and received a magnificent Yorkshire Champion trophy.
There are many opportunities for juniors to train on the fells and compete in both FRA and BOFRA events throughout the year.
Some of the Sportshall Athletics coaches and juniors help celebrate the award of ClubMark, after receiving their own individual Sportshall Athletics certificates and medals at the March presentation evening.
Juniors from 8 to 15 years enjoy taking part in Sportshall Athletics each week and some go on to attend regional trials and represent West or North Yorkshire.
We're looking forward to our best ever Cross-country season.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 Complete Runner Leagues or at the annual Championship events.
Get out there and get muddy.
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.
All our juniors (14 years and older) have the opportunity to help at coaching sessions and gain nationally recognised awards.
The photo shows the 13 Junior Harriers who were presented with their Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership at the Ilkley Harriers Presentation Evening, January 2012.
Five of these who are 16 have just started their Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership.
We encourage our athletes to continue doing all activities as long as possible and not to specialise. Three of our juniors won medals at the Yorkshire Championships Combined events at Carnegie in September 2012.
Harry Maslen and Dan Judkowski took gold and silver medals in the U17s and Roisin Ramage took gold in the U13's.
... Harry Maslen and Sarah Pickering at the WY T&F League. See results here.
... to Lucy, Jack, Lucy & Joanne, Emily, Angel & Summer, Lewis, Janathan & Nicholas at the BOFRA Kettlewell Fell races. See results here.
Relays: there are 3 relays coming up in July that we would like to get teams out for; Danefield (Wed 3rd) and Golden Acre (Wed 17th) are for over 12's - if you're interested please contact Neil Chapman. Washburn (Fri 12th) is for 8-15 years and you should contact Shirley.
There is an open track every Saturday morning at UAK between 10am - 11am. However there are only 3 times between now and September when I can make it to do hurdling (22nd June; 6th July; 17th August). Please let me know if you are interested in attending any of these dates.
HIGH JUMP - the final 2 HJ sessions of this term are for Years 7-13 on the 18th & 25th June.
The Summer programme is shown below. See Training and Coaching for more details.
Monday: Outdoor Athletics, 11-15 years, Ghyll Royd field.
Monday: Junior Circuits, Year 10 and older and parents, IGS gym. Re-starts in September.
Tuesday: Speed endurance, 11 years and older (by invitation), ILT&SC.
Tuesday: Specific Track & Field, 10 years+. Ghyll Royd School.
Wednesday: Speed endurance, 8-15 years, ILT&SC.
Thursday: Outdoor Athletics, 8-11 years, IGS playing fields.
Saturday: Family Fell Run, 8 years and older and parents, Ilkley Moor.
Saturday: 'Open track' sessions at UAK (sprinting and hurdling), 8 years+ and parents.
NEW: Tuesday 15+ Running Groups on senior club night, info here
Ilkley Harriers has been awarded the Sport England Clubmark, a cross-sport accreditation for sports clubs with junior sections, in recognition of a quality club.