What to expect
Fell running for juniors is all about enjoying being out in the hills in a safe but challenging way. Expect to find it hard, muddy and fun in equal measure. Sometimes it will be cold, often wet and occasionally even warm! As some say we don’t get the wrong weather, only the wrong kind of clothing.
These are held on Sunday mornings from Llanberis fire station. 0930 for those aged 9 -12 and 1045 for older, more experienced athletes. Sessions will cover a wide range of types of running and fitness development depending on the weather on the day and the skills of the group. Sessions cost £2 which is used to cover any costs and purchase training equipment.
Paul Jenkinson is a qualified fell and mountain running coach with additional qualifications in mountain leadership, first aid and health, safety and welfare. As a longstanding local resident, he has extensive knowledge of the local mountains and the races in the area. If you interested in going give him a ring on 07787578401.
The coach will adapt sessions to the weather but it always advisable to wear suitable footwear for fell / trail running and bring a lightweight jacket and a drink. We have never had to cancel a session yet because of the weather but I am sure there is a first for everything.
Junior Races and Championships
There are a large number of local junior races throughout the year with the North Wales Mountain running championships taking place on the Great Orme every September. For total beginners, try out the Junior races at the Mid-Week Series which runs from April to June every Tuesday night at various locations around Conwy and Gwynedd (races starts at 7.15pm, £1 to enter, be there early). If you get a few of these under your belt, then you will be ready for the Great Orme Champs. The Tuesday evening races are listed in the WFRA calendar on their website or you can buy the WFRA Calendar for £5.
Club Vests for Juniors
The club committee has agreed that all junior members up to the age of 14 will receive a club vest free of charge.