HELM HILL RACE NIGHT! This is for all Helm Hill Juniors who attend Wednesday night training. Wed 11 May. See here and here for info.
Well done Level 3 juniors for completing a lovely fell run Sun 24 April from White Moss, along Loughrigg Terrace, and up Silver How the steep way, then down to Grasmere for refreshments and the 555 bus.
Arant Haw and the KWL 2016 presentation - KWL 2016 Junior Endeavour trophy; well done Becky Dyer for your persistence and grit.
There were some unusual fell running outfits on the Howgills when the Juniors raced this Sunday...
Todd Cragg Sat 16 Apr, first FRA Junior Championship race of 2016 This was a really superb day of racing, with a strong turn out of Helm Hill juniors. The course was steep and tough, and a debut race for Megan Harris in the U8 girls. There were many very strong runs by our juniors and special mentions go to Chris Richards who won his race, Simon Rigby who came second in his and Clara Samson who also won her race with a fantastic sprint from the bridge to the finish line to overtake the leading 2 boys and come in first overall. Full results on Ambleside AC website. Results for the FRA championship tables are here on the FRA website...it is early days yet but Helm is currently in third place on the club table. Great photos from Woodentops on the FRA Juniors Facebook page. Below - U12s on the start line.
A few forthcoming items... 1) See HERE for details of the 2016 FRA Junior Championship. 2) See HERE for details of this year's BOFRA races. 3) 21 May trial race info HERE for juniors born in 1999 and 2000 who wish to try for selection for the England team in the World Mountain Running Association Youth Cup competition.
Helm Hill Junior Championship series ... see HERE for info ... This year there will be a prize for every junior who completes 7 races from the list. Get out your diaries/calendars/phones/tablets and start planning!
Sun 3 April - Elterwater KWL ... the final junior races of the 2016 series, with some really great, fast racing including a battle all the way to the end between 2 Helm boys for first place in the U12s race (see picture in the gallery, 2016 album). Below; Annabelle Taylor second Helm girl in the U14s to Lottie Beardwood.
Sun 20 Mar - KWL race on the Helm It was a warm and sunny day to be back on the Helm and there was once again a great turn out of Helm Hill juniors, and some close battles for the final finish positions ...
Joe Clayton and Clara Samson.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS AA NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, 19 March Helm juniors were in action again today at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire representing their county. Clara Samson and Elodie Malcolm helped the Year 5 girls to 3rd in the team category. Henry Hunter, Evan Allan and Islay Aitken all ran well in the Year 6 races. Cumbria Year 6 boys had 3 runners in the top 10 but unfortunately team results were not available for prize giving. Ollie Sanders and Mia Heath both had good runs in the Year 7 race. Congratulations to you all. Results here.
BOFRA and FRA 2016 See the BOFRA website for the recently published 2016 calendar of races. Remember to join BOFRA if you wish to take part in the BOFRA championship this year, then use the same race number at each race (you still need to register at each race 'though). The FRA 2016 championship races list is on the FRA website.
Sat 12 and Sun 13 March saw Helm Hill Juniors racing at County level in Birmingham (well done Josh, Imogen, Jacob who all finished their races in fine form)
whilst others gave it their all at the KWL Cautley race on Sunday; here are Henry and Ollie storming to first and second place U12s.
Helm Junior Championship 2016 With two races down and 11 to go it's early days and all to play for. Have a look and see how you're doing here. Next championship race is Todd Cragg, Sat 16 April; details here.
KWL at Sedbergh school ...perhaps these U12s are cheering because, unlike the Seniors, the water (mud!) jump is not in their course??! More pictures in the gallery
FRA 2016 championship. The first race is Todd Crag, Sat 16 April, which is also a Helm Hill Junior Championship race! See document in the documents panel for the full list of FRA championship races this year, also available on the FRA website, under Events (and choose Juniors from the Events menu).
International opportunities 2016. All juniors aged 14 years plus should see the England Athletics website HERE for info on International running opportunities and the FRA training camps; 13 March for 14 - 16 year olds, 8 - 10 April and 12 - 14 August for 16 - 19 year olds. Selection race for The International Youth Cup (to be held in Czech Republic) is on 21 May. Selection races for the Junior Home International are 27 August and 11 June. U23 International options listed here too.