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Rossendale Junior Harriers the 2023 FRA English Junior Club fell champions would like to welcome everyone to Rossendale for the 4th race in the 2024 Championships.

Details of the 2024 English Junior fell Championships races
incorporating the Junior Intercounties Championships to be held on the 9th of June.

You can enter this race online on this link. Pre entry only, no entries on the day 


You can enter all of the 6 race FRA English Junior Fellrunning championships at the discounted price of £18.00 on this link 


You can enter each of the 6 races in the series individually on this link


Junior Intercounties.

Details of the Junior Intercounties can be found on this link.


Junior Intercounties rules can be found on this link.


County team members must enter individually on the link to Nifty entries above and County teams including pre-entered reserves declared to the race organiser by Sunday the 2nd of June.

County teams including reserves will be displayed on the FRA website on the 3rd of June and challenges to the teams declared must be submitted to the race organiser by the 5th of June for scrutiny by the IC race referee.

Substitutions will however be allowed on the day of the race from the pool of pre entered, pre declared reserve runners only. Eligibility Challenges to on the day substitutions can be made on the day as usual to the IC race referee Andy Watts 

email Graham Wright at rossendaleharriers@sky.com 


Intercounties Medals

Medals will be awarded to the 1st 3 individuals in each of the Under 15s, Under 17s and Under 19s races both boys and girls  

For County team competition it’s 3 to run 2 to count although medals will be awarded to all 3 County team members in the first 3 County teams in each age group boys and girls 


The Intercounties presentation will be held at the completion of the Under 15s/Under17s/Under19s races.

Venue. Cowpe community village hall, Cowpe road, Rossendale BB4 7AE

Registration, etc will be held in the village hall.

Refreshments, tea and coffee etc will be available all day in the village hall.

Prizegiving will be held in the main field near to the finish as soon as possible after each race ( weather permitting ) In the case of poor weather we may do this in the nearby village hall

If you collected your race number at any of the 3 previous races  please bring it with you to wear at these races. Remember you must still check in at registration
If you have lost or forget to bring your number then you can get a replacement at registration for £2.00

Contact. Graham Wright at email rossendaleharriers@sky.com

Tel 07764 949199 ( please email rather than call if possible )


Parking will be in the field behind the village hall
, £3.00 per car. Please bring the correct change 

Please avoid parking on Cowpe road so as to not annoy the local residents 


First race Under 9s at 11.00am

All other races approximate start times  

Under 11s. 11.30

Under 13s. 12.00

Under 15s. 12.45

Under 17s/Under 19s. 1.45


Please be at the start in plenty of time for a head count

Don’t forget your kit !


FRA information

Fra Junior Championships  https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/juniors/junior-english-championships

Fellrunning information for parents and Juniors. https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/faq/frequently-asked-questions#juniors


Kit requirements 


Under 9s & Under 11s, waterproof jacket, hat & gloves 

Under 13s & Under 15s, Waterproof jacket, hat gloves & whistle

Under 17s/Under 19s. 

Waterproof fully taped seamed jacket with attached integrated hood  

Overtrousers, hat, gloves & whistle.

Kit checks will be made in the start funnel. No kit no race  !


Age category criteria in the table below the route maps 


Course maps.

Courses will be marked with the following coloured flags.

Under 9s.  Yellow. 

Under 11s.  Green.

Under 13s.  Orange 

Under 15s.  Blue 

Under 17s.  Red 

Under 19s.  Purple/pink

The Under 17s & Under 19s will set off together with a marshalled split partway round.

Please familiarise yourselves with the routes and maps below  

Please note that only the sections of the race routes where they join the Pennine Bridleway are open to the public prior to race day. This includes the start/finish fields and all of the Under 9s race route. This area is private farmland and trespassing prior to race day will put the event in jeopardy.


Map for under 17s/under 19s split

Harry Hopkinson, 2023 Under 13s FRA English Junior Fellrunning champion.

Alice Carr, 2023 Under 13s FRA English Junior Fellrunning Championships Silver medalist

Good luck everyone 😀

Rossendale Junior harriers

Contact our Junior coach/Junior coordinator Nick Pilkington for Junior recruitment enquiries 

Email: Nick Pilkington at sirpilks@googlemail.com

Rossendale Junior Harriers Facebook page.

Please note that your child or yourself must be a member of our club to join this Facebook page


FRA English Junior fell championship details can be found on the link below.


Matty Mackay on his way to an England team selection in the Skiddaw uphill race at Keswick

Rossendale Harriers Junior recruitment. 

New juniors are accepted on a trial basis and in the understanding that when their coach deems they are ready that they will race/compete for the club in a minimum number of 4 races each year . We don’t accept new juniors on a fitness/recreation basis only. Please contact us on the email address below to arrange a trial

Nick Pilkington Junior coach/coordinator

email:  sirpilks@googlemail.com 

Prospective new Junior members will only be considered if they are happy to fulfil the following criteria :

  1.  A commitment to compete for the club in your chosen discipline in a minimum number of races
  2. A commitment to attend training on a regular basis. This also includes punctuality, appropriate dress as advised by your coach, respect for other club members, coaching staff and helpers, and a willingness to take part and achieve your full individual potential along with impeccable behaviour at all times whilst attending the club.

Junior members who fail to attend training with the club for whatever reason for a period of 6 weeks or more should contact us to discuss the reasons for non attendance before re attending