This website provides information about the development of the  Ilkley Compact Athletics Training Facility, or CATF.


The Ilkley CATF

Our project is to provide a purpose built Compact Athletics Training Facility (CATF) to support the Wharfedale community with a quality track and field athletics facility; and provide a continuing pathway for athletes beyond the great foundations of the Junior Ilkley Harriers programme. This facility would be a major asset for the local area, thereby promoting continued participation in athletics and helping individuals to experience, enjoy and achieve their athletics potential.

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We need to raise a total  of £285k.  Here are some of the ways we can do it …

  • Junior Ilkley Harriers: has raised £30,000 to date
  • Ilkley Aquathlon 2017 raised over £1350
  • Ilkley Parish Council has granted  £7000 for the javelin area
  • Ilkley Carnival has made us the sole beneficiary of this year’s Ilkley Carnival, donating £8,600 towards the shot put area (news article)
  • Ilkley Moor Santa Run, 20 Nov 2016  Thanks to everyone who took part – we raised £738  News item
  • A £50,000 Sport England Community Asset Fund grant has been applied for
  • A Member Loan Scheme will be launched later
  • Various funding opportunities are being investigated eg Ilkley Round Table, business sponsorship
  • We will look at ‘Crowdfunding’ to kickstart the project in the community
  • Further Junior Harrier fundraising efforts such as ‘Buy a metre’ of the Track or places on the podium, ‘easyfundraising’, etc

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28th/29th October Ilkley Scare Trail

We need lots of scary volunteers to help on Saturday setting up and generally helping and on Sunday morning to help clear away. The more volunteers we provide the more money we raise (even if it’s just for an hour).  Please contact Sally Westlake to offer help.

Ilkley Aquathlon raises £1353.36

The Ilkley Aquathlon is jointly organised each year by Ilkley Harriers and Ilkley Swimming Club.   Ilkley Swimming Club have kindly donated their share of the profits this year to help fund the CATF.  A total of £1353.36 includes £150 raised on the cake stall and a £50 donation from the coffee man.  Thanks to all concerned.



Contact Shirley Wood, Junior Ilkley Harriers, for more information on the CATF.