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 in urgent need of new Committee Members. At present we have over ¾ of the members approaching 70 years or indeed already well over 70 years old. That is not to say we are all past it or wanting to give up but we need younger members who are able to ensure the continuation of the organisation when our older members eventually retire. The YVAA does not run itself, it needs your involvement.
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:
a) A coordinator for the RR Championships, who will take entries, order numbers, allocate numbers to teams and put in envelopes with age group numbers ready for Registration and liaise with Peter Young (results), the club organising the race on the ground and the venue.
b) A new Treasurer, Denise Ramsden who has been Treasurer for 15 years will guide and advise the new person to help with the changeover.
c) Another member without specific duties who might, in the future, then take over roles currently occupied by older members.
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.
Obviously the specific posts need a higher level of commitment but none are onerous and help and support will be offered by other Committee Members.
In the first instance please contact Rob Kersey, Secretary via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
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