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 Tim Holt who has taken over as website manager, 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. Without new ‘blood’ YVAA will eventually perish!
At the moment we specifically need to fill two important posts:
John’s spreadsheet is excellent and sorts the results just how we need them and normally it is a remarkably slick operation.
This is a crucial post and unless we fill it the Multi-terrain GP series is in danger of not being able to restart in its present form.
Committee Members meet about 4 times per year, on Zoom at the moment but in each member’s area by turn in normal times.
Committee Members are also expected to help at the Results / Prize giving at GP's, when available, and also some of the Championship events. We share out attendances between us and in the eventuality of you having to attend a race to help, that you are not taking part in, then a petrol allowance is payable.
If anyone would be interested in coming on to the Committee and putting something back into the organisation of YVAA then please o contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Kersey, YVAA Secretary
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 matters only
We give thanks to the following recently retired members for many years' service to YVAA