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Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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We all remember Cross-Country from our school days - it's brilliant fun splashing about in all that water and mud and being allowed to get away with it. We actively encourage this sort of behaviour!

Local Primary School races are suitable for all children from Year 1 to 6, We set up and coordinate the Wharfedale Primary Schools XC League competition for years 3 to 6 based on the results from locally organised School events.

Peco XC League races are suitable for all abilities and newcomers to competitive racing. Peco League details, results and league tables can be found here. There is a 2 mile race for Years 7 to 12 and a 1 mile race for Years 2 to 6. Rcaes usually start 10am and 10.20am.
Note changes for the 2017/18 season: Junior races will be chip timed (chip timing bib tags, similar to those used for the Seniors, will be issued at a cost of 2 each). Race entry fees will remain at 1 per race. Juniors will, where possible, be pre-registered by clubs although registration on the day will still be permitted. Juniors in School Years 2 & 3 will be permitted to run in the 1 mile races (provided that their parent / guardian is confident that they have sufficient experience of 'competitive' running). There will be 2 age categories in the 1 mile races: School Year 2 - 4 and School Year 5 - 6. Juniors do not need to be members of League clubs, but should be 'associated' with a UKA-affiliated club (e.g. if a parent is a club member, then the Junior shall be deemed to be 'associated' with that club). Club colours should be worn, but not necessarily a club vest.

West Yorkshire League races are more suitable for the better runner and children over the age of 9 years.

We also have individuals and teams at the Yorkshire, Northern and National Cross-Country Championships.


X-C Programme

  • West Yorkshire X-C League
  • Saturday 14th October 2017, Wakefield
  • Sunday 29th October 2017, Nunroyd
  • Sunday 19th November 2017, Spenbrough
  • Saturday 9th December 2017, Keighley
  • Peco X-C League
  • Sunday 26th November 2017, Nostell Priory
  • Sunday 10th December 2017, Temple Newsam
  • Sunday 7th January 2018, Roundhay Park
  • Sunday 21st January 2018, Golden Acre Park
  • Sunday 11th February 2018, Middleton Park
  • Championship events
  • Saturday 6th January 2018 Yorkshire X-C Champs - Lightwater Valley (tbc)
  • Saturday 27th January 2018 - Northern X-C Champs - Harewood, Leeds
  • Saturday 24th February 2018 - National X-C Champs - Parliament Hill, London
  • Wharfedale Primary Schools League
  • Saturday 30th September 2017 - Ashlands Primary School races
  • Saturday 14th October 2017 - Ghyll Royd Primary School races
  • Saturday 11th November 2017 - Ben Rhydding Primary School races
  • Saturday 20th January 2018 - Burley & Woodhead (Ilkley Rugby Club)
  • Saturday 3rd March 2018 (res 10th March) - All Saints Primary School races (Ilkley Lido)
  • Saturday 17th March 2018 - KS2 Relays and presentation of awards (Nell Bank)


2011/2012 Peco League results and tables
Race 1. Ackworth results. League Tables
Race 2. Middleton Park results. League Tables
Race 3. Temple Newsam results. League Tables
Race 4. Golden Acre Park results. League Tables, YouTube 1 mile race, YouTube 2 mile race
Race 5. Danefield results. League Tables
John Smeaton Relay results.

2010/2011 Peco League results and tables
Race 1, Ackworth results.
Race 2, Middleton Park results, League Tables
Race 3, Kirkstall results, League Tables
Race 4, John Smeaton results, League Tables
Race 5, Danefield results, League Tables

2009/2010 Peco League results, tables and photos
Race 1, Golden Acre Park: Results, League Tables; and there are some photos on
Race 2, Hall Park: Results, League Tables
Race 3, Nell Bank: Results, League Tables, Photos
Race 4, John Smeaton: Results, League Tables
Race 5, Esholt Results, League Tables,
Ian Watson's photos, Paul's photos