Welcome to Keswick Athletic Club Information Page for Junior Runners
Training & Races Programme 2013
New for this school year will be a series of informal races for all runners 6-17 years old. While Keswick School is providing running training for its pupils on Wednesday nights, we’ll be providing racing opportunities every 3-4 weeks. See the school notice boards for details of the Wednesday sessions.
Next Keswick AC Club Junior Races Event
Club Races will be set for ages 6 to 17 years, with prizes for all age groups, separate boys and girls prizes.
Entry is free. Just turn up and run.
May’s race will be at the Whinlatter visitor centre, going up and round the forest. There’ll be no shortage of puffing and panting on this one.
Registration is from 5.30, with the races starting at 6.15 so that we can be finished and see off the adults race at 7.00. Entry is only £1.00, with the usual chocolate based prizes for 1st and 2nd in each category
Keswick AC Juniors Race Calendar
We'll add fell and other races as the calendars come out. Club membership will then become essential. Cross country races are club entries; schools races are secondary schools only.
Monday 18th March Latrigg. 5.00 for 5.30 start.
Wednesday 17th April Revelin Moss. 5.00 for 5.30 start. Along with the seniors Grizedale Grind race
Wednesday 6th May Whinlatter. 5.30 for 6.00 start. Along with the Seniors Lords Seat race.
Sunday 16th June Borrowdale School Summer Fayre race.
Monday 15th July Catbells. 5.30 for 6.00 start.
Keswick Athletic Club
At all our races, we will need marshalls for safety and for the timekeeping (more complicated than usual). If you can help, please let Martin know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Sluce, Junior Coach: email@example.com
To join in the sessions or any enquiries about running for juniors in the Keswick area, please contact our Juniors' Coach, Martin Sluice via this link >>>>>
January 2013 Junior race report
On Monday 28th January the rearranged time trials met at Lakeland Park for the remarkably popular uphill time trials. With the easing of the snow, the route up Manor Brow was reasonably well lit; reflective signs, markers and marshalls in yellow vests all went to make it a safe route for the young runners. With great luck, we managed to run in the one patch of dry weather that day!
As everyone registered, they were each given two start times, 15 minutes apart. They all hung around nervously, knowing that if they missed their times, disaster would strike. Each runner was called to the line with 30 seconds to spare, then “5-4-3-2-1-GO” and they were off. The next runner then moved up to the line.
The marshall at the top gave each a finish time and runners jogged or walked back down the hill, many trying to calculate how long it had taken. In the end the Timekeeper did it for them. There were many close times, so the second run was going to be tight!
After a brief rest, off they went again. Some starting fast, others pacing themselves from the beginning, but all arriving at the top of the hill heaving deep breaths in the cool night air.
After some quick calculations prizes were given (chocolate!) and we all went home happy.
Results, with times for each of the two legs:
Boys U11 - 1st George Carter-Denton 1’30”, 1’24”; 2nd Jacob Fell 1’30”, 1’29”
Girls U9 – 1st Jessica Harbourne 1’37”, 1’30”
Boys U9 – 1st Theo Coates 1’24”, 1’29”; 2nd Finn Turnbull 1’39”, 1’43”; 3rd Harrison Hays 1’41”, 1’43”
Girls U7 – Laura Coates 2’11”, 2’19”
Boys U7 – Tom Pye-Kendall 1’43”, 1’49”
Well done to all and a big thank you for the marshalls and timekeepers for turning out .
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.
|To join Keswick AC, please complete a general Membership Application Form, available from the link on our Home Page, and also our additional Junior Membership info form available via this link >>>>>
Keswick Juniors on a training mini-marathon with International runner Bashir Hussein
To e-mail the Club organizers: firstname.lastname@example.org