Events for Juniors Autumn/Winter 2019/20

This post will be left in place on the website and updated as the season progresses.

West Yorkshire Cross Country League

Only open to club members.  Minimum age 9 on 01/09/2019 i.e. school year 5 and above.

Juniors aged 11 or above 01/09/2019 (i.e. year 7 and above) must be affiliated to England Athletics

4 meetings all start at 11:45 with U11 races
– Sat 5 Oct at Cliffe Castle Keighley (Keighley College)
– Sun 27 Oct at Nunroyd Park Guiseley
– Sun 17 Nov at West Park Leeds
– Sun 8 Dec at Princess Mary Stadium Spenborough/Cleckheaton

Age groups U11/U13/U15/U17 as at 01/09/2019.

Email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to express an interest

Please pay £12 to VSAC Payments Account sort code Sort Code: 53-70-00 Account Number: 72143851 – before Monday 23 September.

Names so far (at 09/09/2019) who’ve paid – none

Names so far (at 09/09/2019) who’ve expressed an interest – Jamie Walker, Toby Walker, Rafferty Mirfin, Reuben Hill

NB if you are not able to take part in the first two races, do not pay now, instead please let us know and we will inform you if there is a reduced rate for the last two.

Peco Cross Country League

Open to club members.  Also open to juniors on our waiting list by agreement.

The Peco cross-country league – minimum school year 2 – will run from November through to March 2020, with 5 dates for league races and a 6th date for relays – entry fees will be included in VS junior membership fee.  Club members only – if juniors on our waiting list are interested in running these, please contact us.

Provisional dates and venues – please treat these as provisional as some of the clubs due to organise these still need to confirm
– 24 November at Templenewsam
– 15 December at Middleton Park
– 19 January at Harrogate
– 9 February at West Park Leeds
– 1 March at Roundhay
– 29 March for Relays location to be advised.

There is no need to “express an interest”, you’ll just be entering online (and using the discount code if you are a V S junior member). The entry system will go live on Racebest around 23 September but DO NOT ENTER till we give you the discount code.

Northern Road Relays

Sunday 15 September at Etihad Stadium Manchester. 

Teams of 3.  Age groups U13/U15/U17 as at 01/09/2019

Entries closed, there were only two boys who were interested so we have no teams entered

Northern Cross Country Relays

Saturday 19 October at Graves Park Sheffield. 

Teams of 3.  Age groups U11/U13/U15/U17 as at 01/09/2019, minimum age 8 on 01/09/2019.

Club members only.  England Athletics Affiliation mandatory except for under-11’s.

Email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to express an interest

Names so far (as at 09/09/2019):- Jamie Walker, Toby Walker, Rafferty Mirfin

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships

Saturday 4 January at Lightwater Valley.  Age groups U13/U15/U17.  Club members only.  England Athletics Affiliation mandatory.

Put the date in your diary and email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to express an interest

Names so far (as at 09/09/2019):- Jamie Walker, Toby Walker, Rafferty Mirfin

Northern Cross Country Championships

Saturday 25 January at Camp Hill Estate just south of Bedale.  Age groups U13/U15/U17. Club members only.  England Athletics Affiliation mandatory.

Put the date in your diary and email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to express an interest

Names so far (as at 09/09/2019):- Jamie Walker, Toby Walker, Rafferty Mirfin, Reuben Hill

English National Cross Country

Saturday 22 February at Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Put the date in your diary

Junior Track and Field Meetings

Sunday 1 September – York Summer League track and field – date passed

Sunday 8 September – West Yorkshire League track and field championships – date passed

Saturday 14 September – Wakefield track and field – entries closed

Sunday 22 September – York track and field – minimum age 8? – entry online by 18 September at http://cityofyorkathleticclub.net/ or enter on the day – club members only

Junior Races taking place at same time as adult races

All the following are open to everyone (of the correct age range for the race)

Sunday 1 September at 12:30pm – Wetherby “mini-marathon”.  VS runners were Jamie & Toby Walker, Flo & Henry Pell and Matt Sedgley.  Jamie was 1st U15 boy and Flo 1st U15 girl.

Sunday 29 September – Kirkstall junior race 2 miles (ages 12-16) and “Mad Monk Meander” 1 mile (11 and under), this event will be included in your junior membership fee for the Valley Striders year starting 1 September 2019, i.e. if you run this race you will be able to deduct the race fee from your V S membership fee when you renew in October.  Enter via Racebest http://racebest.com/. NB entries for the Mad Monk Meander are likely to sell out well before the race

Sunday 27 October – Abbey Dash junior race – ages 8 to 14
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/sporting-events/running/leeds-abbey-dash/junior-dash/

NB other races that will be included in your 2019/20 membership fee are
– Pudsey Junior Race in June 2020
– Eccup Junior Race in July 2020
– Golden Acre Junior Relay in July 2020 (we will arrange teams including places for those on the waiting list)

Other junior races to look out for next summer are
– Danefield Relay
– Methley Canal Race
– Washburn Valley Relay

Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20

The Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20 comprises
– all the junior races organised by running clubs in Leeds
– the Peco cross country series
– the five junior parkruns in Leeds

The series runs between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

It is free to enter and club membership is not needed.

See http://www.leedsathletics.net/Leeds_Race_Series.htm