New Committee Member Urgently Required
With regret Mark Pawson, a committee member has unfortunately, due to pressure of work, had to relinquish his role as a YVAA Committee Member (and co-ordinator of the YVAA Road Relays). We therefore urgently need a replacement for his position. In the first place this would be a co-opted position until the AGM at the end of April when the person could be formally voted onto the Committee.
Being a Committee Member is not an onerous task, there are normally between 4 and 6 meetings per year and these are held on rotation at a venue decided by each of the Committee Members, so move around the county. The Committee is a very friendly group and would welcome another member from any affiliated club. An offer from someone from a club not already represented would be particularly welcome, but anyone from a club already represented is also welcome to join us.
Mark had been due to coordinate the organisation of the Road Relays this year and while taking on this role would not be essential, anyone with the experience / enthusiasm to take this on (plenty of help offered) would be especially useful.
In the first instance contact Rob Kersey, YVAA secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
The YVAA is an association constituted (Constitution can be viewed here) to promote running events for veteran athletes in Track & Field, Road, Multi-terrain, Fell and Cross Country.
It caters for women and men over 35 years of age on the day of competition under UK Athletics rule No 107(7). Membership (affiliation form and fees here) is open to members of athletic clubs affiliated to England Athletics within Yorkshire or individuals who are members of an athletic club affiliated to England Athletics and who live within the boundaries of Yorkshire. Yorkshire means North, South, East and West Yorkshire.
We organise up to 10 Grand Prix multi-terrain races per year and Championship Races at Cross Country, Track & Field, 5k, 10k, 10 miles, Half-marathon, 15 miles and Fell. In addition we organise a Road Relay Championship. Details of all of these can be found on this website.
Our Grand Prix races frequently have over 200 runners and are a great social as well as competitive outing. Each one is organised as a specialist veteran race by one of our associated clubs and we try to spread them out across our region as much as possible.
The Championship races are mostly incorporated within Open events which are being run anyway. However they are nonetheless enjoyable.
Club: Holmfirth Harriers
Road, Fell and Cross-country Runner, and organizer of many local races.
Contact details for general enquiries, newsletter articles, etc.
01484 685789 or by e-mail