The YVAA is always pleased to have offers from those who would like to join the Committee. We still need to recruit new members as Rob intends to retire from his roles at the end of 2024. At the AGM in October Rob explained he would like to find people to take on the following roles that he presently covers:

  • YVAA Cross Country Coordinator – works with host club to oversee organisation of the event and make sure everything is going to plan. Advertises the event via website and Facebook group, with regular reminders. Does the entries and sends spreadsheet onto Peter Young, who provides results service and to Chris Ireland who processes entry envelopes for all the teams. Oversees Registration at the event with Chris. Keeps accounts of costs and passes this information onto Treasurer. Produces a report to Committee and for website / Facebook group.
  • Trophies and Medals – I have an excellent relationship with Woods Trophies who are based in Bradford and Denby Dale. Ideally someone who lives in easy reach of either of their shops. This person would need to order trophies for all championship events (agreeing design with shop) and also for the overall GP trophy winners, collect them and then ideally be able to go to Championship events to take the trophies where other Committee members would be available to help with presentations. Where this person was unable to attend an event themselves then they would need to arrange to pass them on to another committee member who was attending the event.
  • Secretary – Long term, certainly by 2025, I would also like to find someone either within the Committee or from outside who would take on the role of YVAA Secretary. I have acted as Secretary since 2005/6 and as I am well into my 70s now it is time someone else took on this role, ensuring the continued success of the organisation.

Anyone interested in taking on any of these roles should contact Rob who will be happy to give a more detailed account of what is required and will offer support as required.

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!

Committee Members meet about 4 times per year, on Zoom at the moment but in each member’s area by turn in normal times. We also help with the results/prize-giving at Grand Prix and Championship events when available, sharing out attendances between us. In the event that you attend as a helper a race that you are not taking part in, a petrol allowance is payable.

If anyone would be interested in coming onto the Committee and putting something back into the organisation of the YVAA then please do contact us using our contact form.

Committee Members

Rob Kersey

Holmfirth Harriers AC

Chair; Secretary; CC Coordinator; Trophies

Road, Fell and Cross-country Runner, and organizer of many local races.

Vicki Hipkiss

Kirkstall Harriers

Fixtures Secretary

Thomas Sharp

Morley Running Club


Trevor McDermot

Yorkshire Race Walking Club

Membership Secretary; Grand Prix Race Results

Gavin Mulholland

Stainland Lions Running Club

Grand Prix Prize Co-ordinator

International Road, Fell and Cross-country runner.

Peter Yates

Rothwell Harriers & AC


Road, Track, Fell and Cross-country runner.

Tim Holt

Steel City Striders RC


Road runner and relay team rounder-upper. Still dreaming of a sub-3 marathon.

Chris Ireland

Sheffield Running Club

Assistant Cross Country Championship Coordinator

Alyson Glover

Kirkstall Harriers

Prizes for GP events

Janine Lee

Crossgates Harriers


Retired Members

Will Allan

Tadcaster Harriers

Former Chairman and Membership Secretary

Road, Track and Cross-Country runner of 50 years experience. Proudly, Scottish Schools U17 Triple Jump Champion of 1963.

Tim Cock

Holmfirth Harriers AC

Formerly Medals, trophies and race numbers admin

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

Peter Covey

Pudsey Pacers RC


Road, Fell and Cross-country runner.

Brian Hilton

Leeds City Athletic Club


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

John & Trish Pop

Pudsey Pacers RC

Grand Prix race admin

Road and Cross-country runners.