If your child has a love of running or the great outdoors then why not bring them along to our junior fell running section. We have children of all abilities who enjoy running off road and being part of one of the most inclusive, friendly sports that there is.
We meet at Mytholmroyd Community Centre every Tuesday at at 5.45pm and we run for about 1 hour. We train on the local fields, hills and woods and in winter sometime on local safe roads and cycle paths. There is no junior fell running during any of the school holidays. Children need a break as do the coaches and helpers.
We are NOT responsible for your child’s safety until the juniors set off at 5.45pm so we ask that you stay with your child until then. Thank you.
Children between the ages of 6 and 18 are welcome. At 6 years old it’s at the discretion of the coaches as to whether they can become a member. The last thing we want to do is to put any child off fell running. It often depends on how mature your child is as to whether they can cope with off road running. We recommend a starting age of 7 to be better.
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Advice on kit to wear.
Your child’s best grippy trainers is a must for off road running and in winter a windproof/waterproof and full body cover (ie no short or t’shirts please) with gloves and a hat are essential. A head torch and a reflective vest are also a requirement for the dark nights.
When your child first comes to the club they will need to pay £1 a week for a 4 week probation period. This is to ensure that they like fell running and that they are behaving. If they are keen to join it will then be £5. The membership year runs for a full school year (September to July). Download the membership form here.
For existing junior members the fee is £7 per school year. This will entitle members to represent the club at races and to attend each training session free. Tuesday evening training sessions will be £1 for each session for non-members.
If your child was a member previously contact our junior co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if there’s space for them to return. Sometimes we have to operate a waiting list due to popular demand.