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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


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


Junior Intercounties rules can be found on this link.




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

Registration, prizegiving etc will be held in the village hall.

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




Contact. Graham Wright at email rossendaleharriers@sky.com


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 to follow.

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

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

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.


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 Christine Smith 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