Abbey Juniors (AJs) is an inclusive running group for children and teenagers. Our structured sessions focus on fun and variety to encourage, support and advance all our juniors appropriate to their age and ability. The activities are developed to be inclusive to meet individual needs and aspirations within a group environment. Alongside our adult section, AJs makes Abbey Running Club perfect for all the family.

Who AJs Are:

  • Children and teenagers aged 6 years and above.
  • Experienced coaches supported by run leaders manage the AJ sessions. We are EA qualified, insured and DBS checked.
  • A nominated parent/carer must be present for each child.

When AJs Meet:

  • Sundays 3-4pm (all ages and abilities)
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm (advanced, focussed, intensive training)

Where AJs Run:

  • Bedquilts field, Adel or Golden Acre Park, Bramhope
  • Occasionally Otley Chevin and Leeds Beckett University Track (entry charge)
  • In winter, the Thursday sessions take place at the Brownlee Centre, Adel (entry charge) 

How to become an AJ member:

  • Contact abbeyjuniorsleeds@gmail.com for more information.
  • Newcomers are welcome to try our sessions before becoming a member.
  • Weekly sessions are free (except where the training venue has an entry fee). Attendance is managed through the Spond app.
  • Annual membership based on school years:
    6 and below (non-EA affiliated): £10,
    7 and above (EA included): £20 

All new members receive a club vest upon joining.
Additional club kit can be purchased via Abbey Runners Custom Sports Kit Site

We actively encourage and support AJs to participate in junior athletics events on a voluntary basis (eg PECO Winter Cross Country League; Hollybank Eccup 10; Golden Acre Relay; Meanwood Valley Trail; Parkrun and West Yorkshire Schools Sports.