Please remember regular junior training has stopped now for the summer, with the last session having taken place on 20 July. Regular training will start again on Wed 7 Sept. Looking for something to do in the meantime? ... Ambleside sports Thurs 28 July(BOFRA) amblesidesports.co.uk / Salt Ayre 5K Sat 30 July (a junior Helm Hill championship race for 11 year olds and older).
Fairfield Although the fell excursion on Sun 10 July had been initially planned to top out on Great Rigg, in fact juniors were successfully encouraged to also summit Fairfield, under the guidance of our club Chairman/junior coach Tim. Starting in the valley near the A591, level 4 and level 3 juniors successfully made the climb to the pinnacle of the horseshoe and then yummed up the fantastic long descent. Well done to all the juniors who took part!
Sedbergh Sports 9 July - Although the schedule for the junior fell races was a moveable affair here, many Helm Hill juniors managed to get to their start lines just in time for this 9th race in the Helm Hill junior 2016 championship ... any junior who completes 7 championship races will be awarded a junior championship special edition buff (not available for sale, only for the championship).
FRA update The FRA junior championship concluded last weekend; as a club, Helm juniors finished overall 4th position! Well done and a big thank you to juniors and parents for your hard work and attendance at the championship races. In the individual categories, we have the following juniors achieving a top 3 placing; Imogen Burrow 3rd place U16Girls, Henry Hunter 3rd place U12Boys, Chris Richards 3rd place U18Boys. Full results of the championship are HERE.
Bampton Sports - Helm Junior Championship 2016
The next round of the Helm Junior Championships is taking place this Sunday at Bampton Sports. This is a traditional country sports afternoon with races in the showfield as well as a senior and junior fell race. On the FRA website it states that the junior fell race is for 10-15 year olds. I have emailed the organiser and he has suggested that younger children might be able to take part. I'm not 100% confident that this is the case so if your child is younger than 10 it would be a risk to consider travelling to the event if you were only going for the fell race. I am going to keep it in the championship but I may add in another race for the younger age category or I may reduce the amount of races that the U9's need to do from 7 to 6, what this space - From the Junior Championship Organiser.
FRA championship 2016; Stretton 3 July is the last in the series. Don't travel there unless you have pre-entered! See FRA Juniors Facebook page for all the latest news on the championships. Remember to order your T-shirt if you've completed 4 races this series, and your hoody for 6 races.
Clougha Pike 18 June and Helm Hill BOFRA 19 June gave another opportunity for Helm Hill juniors to turn out in force and race brilliantly.
More photos from the Helm BOFRA race in the GALLERY.
Church Stretton 2 July is the last FRA junior 2016 championship race - pre enter; . See the FRA website HERE for Helm's current club position overall in the championships.
Turner Uphill Sat Jun 11 - Helm Hill Juniors have claimed the team prize once more. Results HERE ...
... and more photos here. A big well done to ALL juniors who braved this steep and rocky challenge, claiming points for their own individual club championship position as well as contributing to the final team result. Every runner is important for creating the final team result.
Helm Junior Championships 2016 Updated results available here.
Killington sports Thurs 2 June Results on the BOFRA website. A great and full evening out involving egg throwing, mountain bike racing, potato racing, sack racing, half mile and mile racing, 100yds sprints, pillow fighting and, in the dark at 11.00pm, two Helm lads part of a finalist tug of war team. Oh, and some fell racing too. There were plenty of Helm prize winners in so many of these events. Well done all!
Please also take a look at this topic in the forum regarding CRY.
Malham FRA Championship race Sat 14 May Well done to all those Helm runners who turned out for the third 2016 junior championship race.
HELM HILL RACE NIGHT - Wed 11 May Photos below and in the gallery. Results are HERE (left, lower panel on KWL/Race page)
Hawkswick FRA junior championship races Sat 7 May ... not as many Helm runners at this as the last championship race, but effort was by no means lacking! Results are here and photos can be found on Woodentops.org.uk This race is swiftly followed by the next in the championship series - Malham on Sat 14 May.
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.