This year's Alderman's Ascent will be held on Thursday, July 11.
The junior races will start up at Binn Green Car Park, Holmfirth Road, with registration from 5.30pm - 6.20pm n time for the race start at 6.30pm.
There will be five races, with each having a different distance to suit each age group. Junior races are all enter on the day (no pre-entry). The cost of entry for junior runner is £2.
Any parents/guardians wishing to enter their junior runners (aged 6-16 on the day), will need to complete and sign the appropriate section of the entry form, at registration, on the night.
Please note that from 2017 the FRA have re-categorized the Junior age groups. To ensure your child runs in the correct age group, please read the information provided by the FRA below:
The following maximum distance limits for juniors must be observed (ages as on the day of the race).
Age 6 or 7 years
Age 8 or 9 years
Age 10 or 11 years
Age 12 or 13 years
Age 14 or 15 years
Age 16 or 17 years
2) The ages of competitors in each championship age category are unchanged, however they will be based on age on 31st December at the end of the year and renamed accordingly. This is to bring the naming into line with UKAthletics requirements, and means that the runner will always be under the age in the name of the category. The following table shows the new age bands. Remember that the actual age of the runners in each category doesn’t change so if you have U8, U10 etc. records, these just become U9, U11 etc. respectively. I’ve included the possible ages of runners and maximum distance for races in each category (based on youngest runner and using the maximum distances from the table above) for information, but this is not a change.
Years of birth for 2017 Championships
Possible ages of runners on day of race
Maximum distance (km) for race based on youngest possible runner in category
Age at 31 Dec in year before competition
Age at 31 Dec in year of competition
2009, 2010, 2011 (from day of 6thbirthday)
Junior Races start at Binn Green Car Park, Holmfirth Road. Registration opens at 5.30pm and will close at 6:20pm in time for the race start at 6:30pm.
Please note: Junior races are all enter on the day, there is no pre entry. The cost of entry for junior runner is £2 (not £5).
The event is a fundraiser for all the club’s youth teams and last year, more than one hundred people took part in the inaugural Alderman’s Ascent to raise around £1,000 for next year’s Rangers U15s.
This short hill race will comply with the FELL RUNNERS ASSOCIATION rules and safety requirements and has applied for FRA insurance cover. Further details can be found on the FRA website: www.fellrunner.org.uk
Competitors should make themselves aware of the FRA safety requirements in so far as they apply to runners. These can be found on the ‘FRA DOCUMENTATION’ page of the FRA website.
Any parents/guardians wishing to enter their junior runners (aged 6-16 on the day), will need to complete and sign the appropriate section of the entry form, at registration, on the night. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JUNIOR RACES REGISTRATION AND RACES ARE AT BINN GREEN CAR PARK, APPROX 2 MILES FROM THE CLUB HOUSE ON THE A635 HOLMFIRTH ROAD.
There will be Junior category prizes on the night as well as the usual Senior and Vet category prizes back at Saddleworth Ranges' Clubhouse after the races.
Parking: Limited parking at the Club House and at the top of Shaw Hall Bank Rd. Parking also available on Chapel Rd and Wellington Rd. Please car share as much as possible and show consideration to local residents when parking. Binn Green is a small car park but there is plenty of road parking along the A635 but please be aware that this is a fast road so please keep a close eye on your child as you will have to cross the road to get to the start of the races.
Toilet facilities: at registration
Refreshments will be at Clubhouse after the races, with hot dogs being provided. The bar will also be open for that essential rehydration. Also, sweets and cakes will be on sale.
For more details, please contact Darren Graham: 07876 631490 or go on Twitter: @aldermansascent