Official full rules, regulations, and lists of awards for the 2018 FRA English Junior Championship and Junior Challenge can be found in the 2018 FRA Handbook, which is available to FRA members.
These extracts are only for the convenience of entrants, and should not be used as the basis for any dispute or protest.
Due to the variable weather conditions found at fell races, ALL competitors may be required by the Race Organiser to carry full waterproof body cover. This is defined as a jacket with attached hood, and overtrousers, both of which must have taped seams.
The following definitions apply to the FRA English Junior Championship and Junior Challenge.
Age groups are based on the competitor's age on 31st December 2018, and are subject to distance limits.
The minimum age to compete is 6 years on race day.
If the age of an under 13 competitor is not known, then that competitor will not be eligible for the championship.
A competitor may only run in their permitted age category.
Under 13 and over 11 Boys and Girls - born in 2006, 2007 (3Km)
Under 15 and over 13 Boys and Girls - born in 2004, 2005 (5Km)
Under 17 and over 15 Boys and Girls - born in 2002, 2003 (7Km)
Under 19 and over 17 Boys and Girls - born in 2000, 2001 (10Km)
This makes a total of eight age categories.
The first 49 competitors in each age category will score points towards the age category championship; 50 for 1st, 48 for 2nd, 47 for 3rd, 46 for 4th, ...., 1 for 49th.
Points are allocated according to the positions (not times) in the final race results.
Note, under UKA rules there cannot be a tie in a fell race due to the lack of accurate measuring equipment. The finish line marshal is the judge of fact.
Up to the best 4 scores from the 6 selected races will count towards the final positions.
The competitor with the highest cumulative score from her/his best 4 scores from the 6 championship races will be the winner.
The competition is open to clubs affiliated to England Athletics.
Only first claim runners are eligible to score points for their club.
The total points scored by the top 3 runners for a club in any championship age group category will count. The maximum score in any round is therefore 150 points.
The club with the highest cumulative points for all 6 races will be the winner.
Under 9 and over 6 (*on day of race) Boys and Girls - born in 2010, 2011, *2012 (1Km)
Under 11 and over 9 Boys and Girls - born in 2008, 2009 (2Km)
This makes a total of four age categories.
No points or championship medals will be awarded.
Open to English Athletics affiliated clubs taking part in the U09-U11 Challenge series.
Each club with a minimum of 3 runners in any combination of the 4 categories at a Challenge race will receive a credit.
Clubs with a total of 4 or more credits after the final race will receive an award at the Junior Do on Sunday 15th July at Rossendale Harriers, Marl Pits, Newchurch Road, Rossendale.
Gold medal and trophy for the winner of each age group category.
Silver and bronze medals for the second and third placed competitors in each age group category.
In the event of a tie on points, the competitors will receive the appropriate medal for the position.
U09-U19 FRA Member Awards:
Further awards are made by the FRA in recognition of those runners, who are a junior or family member of the FRA, and have supported the Championship and Challenge Series by completing at least 4 of the 6 races.
A T-shirt for 4 or more races.
Plus a hoody for 6 races.
Both awards are in unique designs and colours.
Those competitors, who expect to complete all 6 races may wish to wait until after the final race before ordering both items.
The FRA Shop will open for orders shortly after 16/06/18.
Junior & Club Tables
These links give access to the records from previous years championships starting in 2002.
The Roll of Honour lists past winners starting in 1984, when the Junior Championship was introduced.
Each selection opens in a new window. Close that window to return to this page.
The pages are interactive - you can sort and filter the data to create your own view of the championship.
Details - Site Navigation (new window).
Roll of Honour
The list of past Championship Winners
shows the changes in age groups over the years leading to the current format, which began in 1996. Some winners can still be seen competing in the senior championships and local races. A few now bring their children to the junior championships.
This facility is provided and run totally independently of the FRA, and at no cost to that organisation. However, it is the official source for the FRA Junior Championship, Challenge and Clubs points tables.
I am not an elected member of the FRA Committee. I am a co-opted member of the FRA Junior Sub-committee.
If you have any queries regarding FRA Junior Championship eligibility, please contact the FRA Chair. Decisions on eligibility are not my responsibility.
If you have any queries regarding the various championship points tables: