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Track & Field Athletics
Junior Ilkley Harriers, established 2003

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As part of our Monday and Thursday general summer coaching programme we are able to offer outdoor track and field athletics at Ghyll Royd School (Monday) and the Ilkley Grammar School playing fields (Thursday). We are able to do Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Hammer, Javelin, Shot, Discus as well as track running (sprinting) and relays. All these activities are outside whatever the weather, so a waterproof coat and a sence of humour are essential!

We also do more specific indoor Track & Field coaching sessions at Ghyll Royd School during the winter on a Tuesday for those athletes who want to compete. This includes Running (sprint starts, baton handovers & hurdling), Jumping (long, triple and high), throwing (shot and javelin).

Junior Ilkley Harriers do not compete in any national Track & Field Leagues but we do encourage our athletes to compete at local friendly meets. We have listed a number of meets below that we think you'd like to have a go at in 2017. Entry forms can be found on the appropriate website. AAA common standard cloth badges and certificates will be presented at the annual junior presentation evening.

The JIH Track & Field Award is based on the ESAA Primary and Secondary Award scheme. We present individual running, jumping and throwing badges and certificates as well as awards for Combined Events - Triathlon, Quadrathlon and Pentathlon. In order for a junior to gain an award they must compete at a minimum of 4 meets this summer. All awards will be presented at the annual presentation evening next March.

Try these 2017 meets:
Sunday 7th May, York Summer League meet 1 (
Sat/Sun 13th/14th May, Yorkshire T&F Champs, Cudworth, U13+ (pre-entry)
Saturday 3rd June, York Summer League meet 2
Saturday 17th June, York Summer League meet 3
Sunday 2nd July, York Summer League event 4
Sunday 16th July, Burnley U11 Open medal meet, Barden Athletics Track, Burnley (pre-entry)
Saturday 29th July, York Summer League event 5
Saturday 2nd September, York open meeting (pre-entry likely)

Also this winter indoor series of meets at EIS in Sheffield for U11, U13 abd U15 for club and non club athletes.The 4 dates are: SUNDAY 5th November, 3rd December, 21st January 2018 and 25th March.


Daniel, Zoe, Chloe and Harry take podium places at the Ingrams League, York 2011

See videos of Harry Maslen hurdling in the ESSA Championships. Thanks to Martyn Pearce.