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.
New Committee Members Urgently Required
The YVAA Committee is always pleased to have offers from members to come on to the Committee. We have been lucky to recruit two new members recently; Thomas Sharp, who has taken over as Treasurer; and Judith Marshall who has taken over as Road Relay Coordinator, but would still welcome new members. The YVAA does not run itself, it needs your involvement. Please don’t think that somebody else will volunteer. If you enjoy YVAA events, have enthusiasm, and can spare a couple of hours 4 or 5 times a year you could be a Committee Member helping to run the YVAA.
Committee members meet about 4 times per year at points close to its members residence, often pubs. Committee members also agree to cover, between them, all the races in both the GP and Championship programmes.
In addition some Committee members have specific roles, for instance I am at present Secretary and CC Championships Coordinator.
At the moment we specifically need:
Someone to take over John Popiołek’s roles for race entry and results and also someone to take over the website. At the moment John does both of these. It could be done by one person again but could equally be split between two people, although they would inevitably work closely together. John is not on the Committee, so does not have to attend Committee Meetings, although he gets all the correspondence. This could continue with the new people in post, or they could come on the Committee if they wished.
In the first instance please contact Rob Kersey, Secretary via email at email@example.com if you would like more information.
Cross-country Chamionships Co-ordinator
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
Club: Pudsey Pacers Running Club
Road and Cross-country runners
Contact details for Grand Prix Results and Website matters only