The 2022 YVAA Cross Country Championship will be hosted by Steel City Striders in Sheffield on Sunday, March 13th. Further details to follow.
This is the same course as in 2019. It is mainly on good tracks and field paths with short road sections. Trail or fell shoes will be needed in wet conditions but in dry conditions (if you can remember what they are!) runners could use road shoes. The course is just less than 6 miles (approx. 9.75K) and climbs gradually to the same high point as previous years (290m in total). Entry via the YVAA website at standard fee (To be set in January 2022) or on the day but £2 extra. (£1.00 goes to host club).
Date & Venue
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Neiley Fields, Honley
Parking at Holmfirth Harriers Clubhouse and on Gynn Lane. Please follow directions of marshals. Car share if possible.
Changing rooms and showers, toilet facilities and light refreshments after the race (Note: We will be following YVAA Committee recommendations and keeping refreshments simple – probably tea / coffee and a piece of cake or similar). Start just outside Clubhouse.
From the north via AI/M62
Follow A1/M1 to M62 Leeds then take J 25 Huddersfield turn. Continue into Huddersfield to the ring road. Turn left at traffic lights and move into middle or right hand lane, then turn right at first roundabout staying on the ring road. Continue past University in left hand lane, over pelican crossing to next major junction and traffic lights where you keep to left hand lane, sign posted Holmfirth. Turn left at these lights and continue down hill watching for Holme Valley road sign. If you miss this turn continue to next major junction and turn left at these lights. Follow signs for Holmfirth A6024 /A616 to Honley and then fork left, at lights (not Holmfirth) towards Brockholes, sign posted A616 New Mill. Neiley and Holmfirth Harriers are on left hand side.
Follow A644 to Huddersfield. At major traffic lights at ring road junction turn right onto ring road until see signs for Holmfirth A6024/A616. Once on Road to Holme Valley continue as above.
From M1 south
Take the Denby Dale turn off the M1 and continue through Scissett, Denby Dale and Upper Cumberworth to the A635/A629 “Sovereign” junction. Continue towards New Mill/Holmfirth on A635 then right in New Mill on A616. Continue through Brockholes and Holmfirth Harriers club house is on the right hand side approx 1/4 mile after petrol station.
Notes to all runners and spectators
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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