Will be held at the Old School Bunk Barn, Chapel le Dale in the 6-8th April 2018
This year’s pre-season junior development camp will be held on Sunday March 18th at Sedbergh School from 10:00 until 16:00.
This camp is aimed at establishing the building blocks of future high performance in endurance running by developing skills and knowledge amongst junior runners and coaches. It is intended to enjoyable, stimulating and interesting with the day being delivered by a team of experienced coaches, physiotherapists and sports scientists as well as inputs and insights from elite athletes.
As those who may attend are likely to have raced at the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Leeds the day before, it is intended that this will be a more educational than training camp. Topics will include injury prevention, recovery strategies, training and race planning, performance psychology and running technique as well as highlighting the pathways and opportunities to competing as a junior international in mountain running in 2018.
We will also be exploring a current and important topic for junior athletes, RED-S, (Relative energy deficiency in sport), understanding and becoming more aware of its significance and management with the help of an expert in the field.
There is no intention of doing a training session but there will be some drill work and stretching during the day that all athletes will be expected to participate in.
Victoria Wilkinson – A short bio doesn’t really do justice to Vic’s achievements in fell, mountain, cross country running & cycling! However;
A former junior World Mountain Running Champion, Vic has represented her country multiple times in both the World and European Mountain Running Championships. Her results in the global championships include eleventh place in both 2006 & 2016 World Championships & fifth in 2008, sixth in 2015 at the European Champs. Vic won the Šmarna Gora Race in Slovenia in 2007 finishing second overall in the WMRA Grand Prix that year and competed at the Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships in 2009 & 2011, finishing fifth on both occasions. She also raced cross country, finishing second in the UK Cross Challenge series in 2006-2007 & ninth at Cinque Mulini in 2009. In 2010, Wilkinson was first in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships, second in the North of England Championships and fifth in the English National Championships. A multiple British & English Fell Running Champion, Vic has also excelled at the longer distances, especially at the Yorkshire three peaks where in 2014 became the first woman to win both the running and cyclo-cross versions of the event last year in 2017 came first breaking the women’s record.
Candice Milner MCSP HCPC – Candice works at the Coach House Sports physiotherapy Clinic (CSPC) in Leeds, which has extensive experience in the treatment and support of elite athletes. Candice, who qualified as a physiotherapist in 2002, has significant experience of both acute and chronic running injuries, using assessment and treatment skills to ascertain problems to help treat injury and, most importantly, prevent recurrence.
Apart from running, Candice has experience of working in football, rugby, hockey, squash, archery and croquet!
Jessica Piasecki (nee Coulson) – Jess is a researcher into musculoskeletal science and human performance at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has an MSc in Physiology and is currently researching a PhD in bone health. An elite athlete, Jess won the European U23 Cross Country title in Budapest in 2012 and in 2015 became British half marathon Champion and English 10,000m Champion.
Chris Richards - GB Junior Mountain running international represented GB at 2017 World Champs (15th) and European Champs 16th, seven England junior vests, FRA Junior Champion U14 & U16, county cross country representative with a best placing of 9th in English Schools Cross Country Championships.
Anne Buckley – Chair of Great Britain Mountain Running Committee, GB/England international mountain runner 1991 – 2007, 5 World Championships placing 12th in 1997, also represented GB & England on road & cross country;
Alec Duffield – England Chair of Selectors, Alec is a former Junior England Mountain Running International with PBs of 30.16 for 10k & 69.33 for half marathon. Alec has worked in the commercial sports industry for 9 years. He has previously managed Olympic and World Triathlon Champions and has worked with several leading brands in the Endurance Sports Industry.
Duncan Richards - England & GB Mountain running team manager & selector, former International 400m runner. Psychologist with GB swimming 2002 - 2009 + 2 Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing), worked with British & Irish Lions, Scotland & England rugby squads, currently psychologist Manchester City.
The names of junior categories changed for 2017 to reflect the age of the runners at the end of the year. Categories were previously based on the age at the begining of the year.
All ages for categories are as at 31st December 2018.
|Year born||Age at 31-12-18||Category|
|19-05-18||Malham Kirkby Fell||
|16-06-18||Darren Jones Clougha Pike||
|30-06-18||Up The Nab||
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The Championship Presentation will be at the "Junior Do" on a date to be confirmed. Please check felljunior.org.uk and the FRA Juniors Facebook Group for updated information.
The Junior Championships will be held on Saturday 26-05-18
The Junior Championships will be held on Saturday 07-04-18