GP 2022 Race 2: Kirkstall

Date: Tuesday 24th May 2022, 7:30pm

Venue: Kirkstall Abbey, LS5 3EH

Race HQ: Burley Rugby Union Club, LS5 3NG

Host Club: Kirkstall Harriers


This course is about 6 miles and mainly grass, tarmac or dirt track. Given the time of year road shoes should be okay, but if conditions are very wet, trail shoes may be better. £5.00 entry on line or £7 on the day (£1.00 now goes to host club).


Parking over the road adjacent to Abbey House Museum or in the streets behind the Vesper Gate Pub. Please car share if possible and park considerately for the locals if parking in the streets. Changing rooms, and toilet facilities in the race HQ. There is only one small shower block though. Cakes and biscuits will be available after the race.


From Leeds City Centre – Approx 3 miles west from the town centre on the A65.

Notes to all runners and spectators

  1. All races in the YVAA Grand Prix series are multi-terrain running races not suitable for wheelchairs and will include areas of rough uneven ground, slippery muddy surfaces, woodland, scrub, fields and sometimes moorland so any runner entering one of these races must be confident that they are physically capable of coping with these conditions. If you are unsure then please contact the organizing club or YVAA sec.
  2. As these races are for over 35’s and no children will be running. The organizing club will not have crèche/child minding/lost child facilities available. Runners and spectators must therefore be responsible for their children, if in attendance, at all times. Our only option would be to call police to take care of child.
  3. Spectators are welcome but are reminded not to stray onto the course and hinder runners. If spectators choose to spectate at areas away from the finish they are reminded of the possibly difficult conditions underfoot and the footwear consequently needed. If spectating at road crossings, please do not put yourself or other road users at risk.

2 comments on “GP 2022 Race 2: Kirkstall

  1. I paid £7 on the night for Kirkstall vets race not sure if wrong name has been logged down.
    My name:- Martin McCleave
    Race no:- 259 M55
    Run for :-Horsforth Harriers
    I believe I finished after Michael Yeadon (Horsforth harriers)
    The name logged down is Martin Lee (South Leeds Harriers)

    1. Thanks for clearing this up. I was waiting for the finish photo for 259 to try to track you down.

      I can see how when we checked you in in a noisy room we misheard “Martin McLeave” as “Martin Lee”. Will make sure this is fixed in the final results.

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