GP 2022 Race 7: Ackworth

Date: Sunday 25th September 2022

Start Time: 10:30am

Race HQ: Ackworth Cricket Club (ACC), behind Boot & Shoe Pub. Wakefield Rd (A638), Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7DF.

Race Organiser: Chris Taylor

Race Entry: Online entry only via our website. Entry will close when places are sold out or on Friday 23rd September.

All registration, results, presentation and and parking will take place within the grounds of Ackworth Cricket Club.

Cars will be directed to the bottom of the field area (150yards).

The race finish is here at the cricket club. The start is approx 1/2 mile away at the bottom of Dicky Sykes Lane. (A)

The route is undulating within Fitzwilliam Country Park (FCP) on mostly well marked and marshalled paths. There are two small areas of concrete road within the almost two-lap course and is virtually traffic free.

At the finish, runners will be directed from the side of the Boot & Shoe Pub into the ACC entrance and finish on the cricket field. 

Results, presentation and refreshments (tea and biscuits) will take place in the bar.

Limited changing/showers in the pavilion 

Yorkshire Rose First Aid Society will provide first aid.


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.

3 comments on “GP 2022 Race 7: Ackworth

  1. Hi, I am aware that there are a few vegan and gluten-free runners in the VETs circles. Please can there be provisions for this with the refreshments afterwards?

  2. As a vegan I don’t mind if there are no provisions for us so thanks to all the hosts this year including Ackworth today (expecially for the soya milk for my cuppa) for providing treats

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