This is to confirm that the England U17 (athletes born in 1999 and 2000) trial for the Junior Home International will go ahead as planned on 15 August. Some of you will be aware that Wales have moved their U17 trial to 22 August, the same day as the GB trial (senior and U20) for the World Championships, which incorporates the U20 England and Wales trials for the Junior Home International. The England U17 trial was to be held in conjunction with the Welsh trial but we feel it important to stick to the published date as people will have planned holidays around it. In addition, holding the U17 trial on a separate weekend to the GB trial will allow athletes to contest both trials should they wish to do so (the GB U20 team is open to athletes born in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999). We will therefore organise a separate England U17 trial on 15 August in the Lake District. We will publish details shortly.
There is to be an U20 England, Scotland and Wales training camp in Betws-y-Coed from 23-25 August. Invitations will be sent out in the near future. This means that athletes doing the U20 trial on 22 August will have to find somewhere to stay on the night 22/23 August. Unfortunately the hostel accommodation was unavailable for this night.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. I would be grateful if you could pass on this information to anybody you know for whom it is relevant. Best wishes, Anne Buckley Chair of Selectors, England Mountain Running
Saturday 28th March 2015 English Junior Counter
Races for U08 11.00am 1km U10 11.30 1.8km U12 12.00 2.6km U14 12.30 4.2 km U16 13.00 5.4km U18/U20 13.40 7.6km
All times and distances are approx Race registration will open 10am and be at Errwood Sailing Club SK17 6GJ Race start is 15 mins walk from registration at SK01216-74846 EOD only £2.00
Any other info required plus contact organiser Colin Wilshaw
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/636928110 - U18/20 http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/636924776 - u16 http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/636917128 - u14 http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/636915952 - u12
For this years Junior Do we will once again be guests of Rossendale Harriers at Marl Pitts, Rossendale (BB4 7SN) from 10:00 to 14:15.
As previous years, the format will take the form of a training camp during which runners are;
• encouraged to get to know each other better
• experience working with different coaches
• have input on training techniques to help develop skills & prevent injury
• have a presentation from one of the Worlds best female mountain runners
• learn & refine essential navigational skills from GB coaches
• help review this years series and add thoughts for future races
• receive the awards for this years series winners
• Have an enjoyable, stimulating, fun day
This camp is open to all juniors who have taken part in this year’s series. Parents & coaches who wish to help out with groups are welcome to do so.
09:50 - Arrive, tea/coffee, drinks
10:00 - Introduction, split into groups (in age category) each age group allocated a coach. Hoodies & Tshirts for successful completions of 4 & 6 Championship races available.
10:15 - Training session (outside or in gym)
11:00 - My story – Emma Clayton
In 2004 Emma was 10th U16 girl in the FRA Championships. In 2005 Emma moved to 2nd in the FRA U18 Championships, as she was in 2006.
In 2013 Emma won both the individual and team silver medals at the World Mountain Running Championships in Poland as well as other European & World Championship medals and impressive National cross country results.
Emma will chat about that journey. Her days as a junior, her favourite races, her ups & downs, her transition to senior running, tips for young runners & those aspiring to do more and what she enjoys about training & racing in the mountains.
11:30 – Orienteering, GB Performance Director Jackie Newton
12:45 – Lunch (Free, provided courtesy of FRA)
1:15 – Review of 2015 season & feedback. 2016 races A chance for juniors, coaches & parents to feedback on the series plus a sneak preview of next year’s series.
1:45 - FRA 2015 Junior English Championship Awards.
Trophies & medals for all age group winners & Club Championships
2:15 - Close, depart.
Let me know if you would like to come along so I can gauge numbers for food.
This year’s pre-season junior development camp will be held on Sunday March 15th at Sedbergh School at 10:00 until 16:00.
This camp is aimed at establishing the building blocks of future high performance by building skills and knowledge amongst junior runners and coaches. It is intended to enjoyable, stimulating & interesting with the day being delivered by a team of experienced coaches, physiotherapists and sports scientists as well as inputs & insights from elite athletes.
This will be more an educational than training camp with topics including nutrition, injury prevention, recovery strategies, training & race planning, performance psychology and running technique.
There is no intention of doing a training session however there will be some drill work & stretching during the day that athletes will be asked to participate in, the option of an easy run will also be available.
There will be nominal fee of £10 for attendance, this does not include lunch.
To attend, athletes must be between 14 -16 and racing in the FRA U16 age group this season. Athletes should have demonstrated ability by being: - Placed in the top 10 in any FRA English Championship race. - Placed consistently in BOFRA races. - Reached County level at cross country. - Running fast times on the track or road.