Welcome to the part of the site that is here to support junior participation in Fell running across the South West and highlight national opportunities.
Hope you enjoy it and the links to events and support.
Out Ethos – we are trying to make it easy for juniors to regularly compete in Fell Running across the summer -keeping it low cost – fun and friendly. A Series now exists of Junior Fell races, by the kind collaboration of a collection of running clubs – so now there are at least 8 events as part of the Dartmoor Fell series featuring u9/u11/u13 and u15 events. Typically entry is on the day and £1. Really helpful if you have completed standard FRA entry form.
Clubs supporting junior events are –
- Okehampton Running Club ( Meldon; Cosdon and Sourton)
- Tavy Runners ( Solstice fell race)
- South West Fell Runners ( Burrator ; Postbridge; Gt links Tor)
- Erme Valley Harriers (Beacon race)
- Tavistock Run Project ( Langstone- Peter Tavy)
- Teignbridge Trotter ( Haytor Heller? – still working on it)
- Entry form https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/articles/documents
Understanding FRA Guide lines for distances and courses – we try to observe all the guidelines for junior courses in order to make sure courses are not over long and welfare arrangements are good. but that does not mean that courses are not challenging and exciting.
Please note minimum age to run is 6yrs on the day. It is important to ethos of Fell running that runners compete independently. Yes please watch and support but running alongside / coaching throughout is frowned upon.
Local County selection – this year Devon AA are holding a selection race on April 3rd – see Race for those U13/U15/U17/U19 that would like to compete at Fell inter counties in Yorkshire on May14th .
Links to national events – there are numerous trials and development days for high performing young fell runners
The link to Junior inter- counties course is below and shows course at Kettle well
Links to National Selection opportunities https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/juniors/junior-international