Junior Training and Race Series

Training

Training takes place on a Monday evening from 18:00 during term time at King James’s School in Knaresborough and uses the sports hall, as well as the field. We encourage all athletes to try all events including track, field, cross country and fell running.

We follow the Athletics 365 programme which allows athletes to develop all round skills before determining a specialism. Where the weather permits we use the sports fields to develop endurance. We also comply with England Athletics standards of coaching and use Sportshall Athletics as a main structure for our Under 12 sessions.

For the Over 12s session we split the year up into some main training techniques for athletics. Endurance, Body Conditioning, Speed Intervals, Hill Intervals, Fartlek, ABCs, Track and Field events. We aim to be outside for every session, which are all well structured.

Winter Series

The Juniors Winter race season is focused around the PECO Cross Country series of races and some other races around our area. The races are held on Saturday or Sunday mornings in the local West Yorkshire area.

Race Rules
Altogether we have 10 races in the series and you can choose to do as many as you wish. Athletes who do 3 of the races will receive a participation award. For 5 or more races you will qualify for a championship medal. The best points from 5 races will count towards an overall boys and girls winner for both the under and over 12 categories. Points will be awarded according to your finishing place in relation to other Nidd Valley Juniors.
Don’t forget that you will need to wear you Nidd Valley Junior vest when taking part in any of these events.

Race Entry
Parkruns are free to enter. You simply enter your details online and will be sent a barcode to take with you. Fun run details will be put on the organisers website for each event and fun runners usually enter on the day. Further information regarding the PECO’s can be found on the PECO x-country website. Numbers can be obtained from the club rep Michelle Smith.
We are really excited about this next season of running and can’t wait to cheer you on.
If you require any lifts or other details please contact Michelle Smith mjnissan@hotmail.co.uk

September 26, 2021
  • Junior Park Run

    September 26, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Harrogate, UK

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October 3, 2021
  • Junior Park Run

    October 3, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Harrogate, UK

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October 10, 2021
  • Junior Park Run

    October 10, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Harrogate, UK

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October 17, 2021
  • Junior Park Run

    October 17, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Harrogate, UK

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October 24, 2021
  • Junior Park Run

    October 24, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Harrogate, UK

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