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

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 role for race entry and results.  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 person in the post, or he/she could come on the Committee if they wished.


In the first instance please contact Rob Kersey, Secretary via email at robhh1950@gmail.com if you would like more information.


Many thanks,



Rob Kersey


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

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.

Tim Cock

Medals, trophies and race numbers admin


Club: Holmfirth Harriers

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

Vicki Hipkiss

Fixtures Secretary


Club: Kirkstall Harriers


Contact details regarding all Grand Prix and Championship races:

to be advised

Thomas Sharp



Club: Morley Runners


Judith Marshall


Club: Pudsey Pacers

Road and trail runner




Brian Hilton


Club: Leeds City Athletic Club

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

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 Admin

John & Trish Pop


Club: Pudsey Pacers Running Club

Road and Cross-country runners


Contact details for Grand Prix Results matters only

by e-mail

Gavin Mulholland

Grand Prix Prize Co-ordinator


Club: Stainland Lions

International Road, Fell and Cross-country runner

The Constitution

The YVAA Constitution
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