Keswick AC - Juniors
Keswick AC aim to provide opportunities for young runners in the area to learn about training and racing in the grand traditions of Lakeland running. The Club is in the centre of the finest natural scenery and training country to be found anywhere. Regular training and racing events are organised all year round open to all Junior Runners in the area aged 8yrs and over.
You can download the Junior Membership Form here.
Junior training takes place on Wednesdays from 5.30-6.30pm meeting outside the cafe in Fitz Park. Sessions are based in or around Fitz Park making use of the trails on Latrigg and the railway line. Sometimes we meet near other fells to give more variety to the training and details of where we meet are posted on our junior members Facebook page. We try to keep training fun but focussed and in addition, we organise several races a year for our members where the focus is on sportsmanship and having fun. Several of our older members now represent the county but we welcome all abilities – the most important thing to us is that the children enjoy their running and want to be there!
We do ask for a 50p donation per session and that all runners join Keswick AC. This is really easy to do – just follow this link.
Reflective clothing and head torches are essential in the winter months. Please note that there will be no junior training during school holidays.
Further details from Angela Turnbull (Junior Coordinator) and John Battrick; firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Junior League
For 2019 we have chosen 7 races again over the year to form our ‘Junior League’. Runners should take part in at least 4 races and they get points for how well they do, so 12 points for being first Keswick runner in their age group by boy/girl, 10 points for second, 9 points for third, 8 points for fourth etc. Age is at 31st December 2019 for all races. If you run more than 4 races, then your best 4 results count.
Juniors League Races:
26 January – Blakes Heaven RESULTS HERE
30 March – Clough Head English Championships race. See FRA website for details.
05 June – Sale Fell. 5.30 registration. 6.00 start. RESULTS HERE
03 July – Latrigg/Skiddaw uphill only. Gale road car park. 5.30 registration. 6.00 start.
18 September – Catbells. Gutherscale car park – Newlands mine track. 5.30 registration. 5.50 start.
13 November – Round the Town. Outside Bryson’s in Keswick. 5.30 registration. 5.50 start.
*Runners must compete in 4 races to count in the league.
We will also organise the following but they won’t count in the league:
12 January – King Kong Clough Head
16 October – Theatre woods. 5.30 registration. 5.50 start
Helm Hill run an excellent Winter League – Full details here
The FRA 2019 English Junior championship races :
30 March : Clough Head
13 April : Kettlewell
6 May : Coiners
26 May : Sedbergh
22 June : Clougha Pike
7 July : Up the Nab
See the FRA Juniors page for details.