Events for Juniors Spring/Summer 2021

This post will be left in place on the website and updated as the season progresses. Most recent update 26/04/2021

You will be able to see the most up-to-date list of races/events for juniors using this link (when I’ve updated it)
http://valleystriders.org.uk/new/latest-events/category/junior-events/list/

Calendar

Note regarding races marked “TBA”, we don’t know whether or not they will take place in 2021. They are shown in the calendar in the same month as they took place in 2020 or 2019

POSTPONED Sat 17 April West Yorkshire T&F 1 Cleckheaton now on 12 September

CANCELLED April Wakefield T&F Open (venue and date to be confirmed)

Wed 05 May West Yorkshire T&F 2 Cleckheaton definitely ON (see section below)

Sat 29 May Doncaster T&F Open (see more details below)(event full)

Wed 26 May West Yorkshire T&F 3 Cleckheaton (see section below)

TBA June Meanwood Trail Junior Races at Leos organised by Valley Striders (see section below)

TBA June York Summer T&F 1 Heslington (see section below)

Wed 16 June West Yorkshire T&F 4 Cleckheaton (see section below)

Sun 20 June JUNIOR RACES CANCELLED Pudsey 10k and junior race

Sun 27 June Eccup 10 and junior race (open to all) (in previous years over 30 juniors have run each year) There is a one mile race for school years 2 to 6 and a 2 mile race for school years 7 to 11. Entries are open https://racebest.com/races/zf7ut

Tue 6 July (likely date) Golden Acre Relays and junior relays (we had over 40 junior runners in 2019) (available to waiting list to run in VS teams)

TBA June York Summer T&F 2 Heslington (see section below)

TBA June Danefield Relays (minimum age 13??)

Wed 07 July West Yorkshire T&F 5 Cleckheaton (see section below)

Sun 11 July Cookridge Community Run and fun run (open to all) https://racebest.com/races/z4rcf

TBA July Washburn Valley Relays and junior relays

TBA July York Summer T&F 3 Heslington (see section below)

Sun 25 July West Yorkshire T&F 6 Cleckheaton (see section below)

TBA August York Summer T&F 4 Heslington (see section below)

Sat 21 August Yorks T&F Champs Cudworth day 1 (school year 6 and above)

Sun 22 August Yorks T&F Champs Cudworth day 2 (school year 6 and above)

Sun 5 September Leeds Half Marathon Leeds and possibly Junior Race too (if so, open to all)

Sun 12 September West Yorkshire T&F 1 Cleckheaton new date (see section below)

TBA September York Summer T&F Open Heslington (see section below)

TBA September Kirkstall 7 mile race and junior races (open to all)

TBA some Saturdays some Sundays October to December (4 dates) West Yorkshire Cross Country Series – for experienced runners

TBA Sundays November 2021 to February 2022 (5 dates) Peco Cross Country Series (mostly in Leeds) (suitable for all, available to waiting list)

Junior parkrun

  • Bodington – restart date TBC
  • Bramley resumed on Sunday 27 April 2021 but only for ages 4 to 10
  • Crossflatts resumed on Sunday 27 April but only for ages 4 to 10
  • Roundhay resumes on Sunday 2 May but only for ages 4 to 10
  • Templenewsam resumed on Sunday 27 April but only for ages 4 to 10

Meanwood Trail Junior Races at Leos

In 2018 and 2019 we organised races on a Tuesday evening in May, open to everyone.

1km for school years 2 to 4, 2km for school years 5 and 6, 3km for school years 7 to 11.

We may do this in 2021 but later in the summer

West Yorkshire Track and Field League

Thornes Park athletics track Wakefield

Only open to club members.  School Minimum age 9 on 01/09/2021 i.e. currently school year 4 and above.

Juniors aged 11 or above on 01/09/2021 (i.e. currently school year 6 and above) must be affiliated to England Athletics.  Cost is £17p.a.

Age groups are U11/U13/U15/U17 on 01/09/2021

A spreadsheet showing which events are available for each age group for each meeting can be found at http://valleystriders.org.uk/new/wp-content/uploads/WYTF-Schedule-2021.xlsx

The official league programme can be found at http://www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk/

I have entry forms, there is no online entry

Cost is £16 which covers meetings 1 to 6 (yes just £16 for 6 meetings) plus £1 for postage.

To enter the Championship you must have entered the Series. Entry to the Championship is an additional £6.

Names so far (at 21/04/21) who have entered – Rebecca Kingston, Lily Sadler, Keira Sykes, Alannah Thornton, Edward Nabozny, Sam Preston, Zak Reisman, Seb Watson.

For meeting 2 (5 May), the closing date has now passed. The closing date for meeting 3 (26 May) is 12 May.

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

City of York Track and Field Summer League

This has not yet been announced for 2021. Details are as planned for 2020

Last year’s details are on the City of York AC website www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net

In summary

Only open to club members.  School Minimum age 9 on 01/09/2021 i.e. currently school year 4 and above.  Possibly exceptions for experienced year 3’s

Juniors aged 11 or above on 01/09/2021 (i.e. currently school year 6 and above) must be affiliated to England Athletics.  Cost for EA affiliation is £17p.a.

Age groups are U11/U13/U15/U17 on 01/09/2021

Online entry will be at www.cityofyorkathleticclub.net  (entries not open yet)

Cost will be around £24 to cover meetings 1 to 4.  All athletes get a sprint, a middle distance event (600m or 800m) at every meeting, U11’s get long jump at every meeting, other age groups get a choice of one or two field events.

Email juniors@valleystriders.org.uk to express an interest – we strongly advise you to contact us before entering

Names so far (at 23/03/21) who’ve expressed an interest – none (because I’ve only just published this)

Doncaster Spring Open – Saturday 29 May (Event now full)

Events available
U/11 Boys and Girls: 75m/600m/LJ.
U/13 Boys and Girls: 100m/200m/800m/LJ/HJ
U/15 Boys and Girls: 100m/200m/300m/400m/800m or 1500m/ DT/HT/HJ/LJ/SH/JAV/PV
If you are interested in this, please discuss by email at juniors@valleystriders.org.uk or at one of our training sessions.

Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20

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

It was due to run between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 but was abandoned in March 2020.

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

We are waiting to see what happens for 2019/20 and 2020/21

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