The YVAA promotes running events for veteran athletes in Track & Field, Road, Multi-terrain, Fell and Cross Country.
These events include an annual Grand Prix Series and a programme of Championship races, catering for women and men over 35 who are members of England Athletics affiliated clubs within Yorkshire or who are members of other clubs but live in Yorkshire. See the About Us page for more.
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This message has been sent to all clubs affiliated in 2019 and / or who have affiliated this year so far.
Given the Government statement on Mar 16, that everybody should try and avoid ‘the office’, pubs, clubs, social gatherings and all but essential travel, YVAA have reluctantly taken the decision that we have to suspend the YVAA GP Series for 2020.
This means that at the very least this Saturday's event at John Charles' Stadium (hosted by South Leeds Lakers) and the event at Honley on the 19th April (hosted by Holmfirth Harriers) are postponed. It is very likely that events in May and June, at the very least, will also have to be postponed.
Updates will be emailed, posted on Facebook Group and put on website but please assume that events are off unless informed otherwise.
We are obviously very sorry for this situation but in the circumstances do not see that we have any choice in the matter.
It is hoped that host clubs will either be able to rearrange some of the events later in the year, if we get the all clear, or else run them in 2021.
Road Championship events that are included in open events will be up to the event organisers regarding whether they take place or not.
We hope you and all your members come through this crisis and hope to see you all in the not too distant future.
Rob Kersey, YVAA Secretary
on behalf of YVAA Committee