Junior Hill Running Champs and Leagues 2024

Friday 5th January 2024

Pictured: U20 men gold medal winning team from the JHI in Peebles, Sept 2023. L-R Angus Wright, Jonathon Downey (2nd), Thomas Hilton and Harris Pagett.

The Junior Hill Running Season dates have been confirmed, with a packed schedule for 2024. A new addition for the coming year will be the U20 League – see below for dates.

The scottishathletics Junior Championship 2024 will take place at Cornalees, Greenock on 15 June, and is open to members of scottishathletics. The categories are U20 (born 2005-2007), U17 (born 2008-2009), U15 (born 2010-2011), U13 (born 2012-2013) with separate male and female awards.

The races which comprise the 2024 Junior League (U17/U15/U13) are: 

21 April: Dumyat, Stirling

28 April: Lomonds Hill Race, Falkland

11 May: Broughton Heights, Broughton

15 June: Cornalees Hill Race*, Greenock

22 June: Eildon Junior Race, Melrose

29 June: Braemar Junior Games, Braemar

11 August: Cademuir Rollercoaster* Peebles (JHI trial)

21 Sept: Suidhe Hill Race, Kincraig

New For 2024 is the U20 League:

23 March: Birnam Hill Race, Birnam

21 April: European Up-and-Down Trial

8 May: Dumyat Hill Race, Stirling University

15 June: Cornalees Hill Race*, Greenock

22 June: Eildon Hill Race, Melrose

27 July: Falkland Hill Race, Falkland

11 August: Cademuir Rollercoaster* Peebles (JHI trial)

17 August: Tap O’Noth, Rynie

* 10 bonus points awarded at these races.

NB: Please check the details of each individual event as to which race to compete in on the day as there may be multiple senior/junior races.

Points will be awarded to the first 18 individuals in each category for U20/U17/U15: 1st place 25 points, 2nd 20 points, 3rd 17 points, 4th 15 points, 5th 14 points, reducing at one point intervals down to 18th 1 point. However, the SA junior championships (Cornalees) and the JHI Trial will be weighted, where runners will receive 10 bonus points.

The final league score comprises the athlete’s best 3 race scores, plus 2 points for each race completed. If overall points are tied after the final League race, points scored at SAL junior championship and the JHI trial race will be used to determine the winner of the age category. U13 athletes count towards finishing the league but do not score points during the league.

If you have questions about the league please contact Phil Mestecky by email:


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