New YVAA Committee Members Wanted


There are vacancies for three new YVAA committee members. We need one person who would be willing to eventually take on the coordination of the YVAA Road Relays and one person to take on the buying and overseeing of prizes at the multi-terrain GPs, and one person to coordinate fixtures for 2019.  Support for all these positions would be given by present committee members in the first instance.   Please contact YVAA secretary, Rob Kersey, if you would like to talk about the possibility of joining the committee and taking over these positions.


About the Association

The YVAA is an association constituted (Constitution can be viewed below) 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 on Membership page) 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.

The Committee

Tim Cock


Medals and Trophies Admin


Club: Holmfirth Harriers

35+ years a Road, Cross-country, Track and Fell runner, and expert announcer - the loudest and clearest voice in British athletics.

Rob Kersey



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

Linda McCormick

Fixtures Secretary


Club: Halifax Harriers

Road, Cross-country and Fell runner


Contact details regarding all Grand Prix and Championship races:

077 33 1928 64

Denise Ramsden



Club: Rothwell & District Harriers

Road and Cross-country runner

Will Allan

Membership Secretary


Club: Tadcaster Harriers

Road, Track and Cross-Country runner of 50 years experience.  Proudly, Scottish Schools U17 Triple Jump Champion of 1963.

Brian Hilton


Club: Leeds City Athletic Club

Road, Fell, Track and Cross-country runner of 50 years experience

Tina Dickinson

Prize co-ordinator


Club: Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club

Road, Fell and Cross-country runner, and triathlete

Alan Gibson


Club: Stainland Lions

Road and Cross-country runner, and organizer of many local races.

Peter Covey


Club: Pudsey Pacers

Road, Fell and Cross-country runner

Peter Yates


Club: Rothwell & District Harriers

Road, Track, Fell and Cross-country runner

Grand Prix Race and Website Admin

John & Trish Pop


Club: Pudsey Pacers Running Club

Road and Cross-country runners


Contact details for Grand Prix Results and Website matters only

by e-mail

The Constitution

The YVAA Constitution
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