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The YVAA multi terrain Grand prix races are a good place to start with the Vets; about 5 – 6 miles long they vary from almost pancake flat as at York to quite hilly (!!!), like our own from Neiley. Races can be entered on the day, only cost £5.00 to enter, cater for all age ranges and abilities, from 35 to 80+. At most races there is also free food and a hot drink after the race. Prizes are given for all 5 year age ranges, depending on entry, with several spot prizes as well.

If anyone would like to try out these races next year and would like a lift please see Rob (on the desk) at the club or by email. Details of all the races we compete in can be found at www.yvaa.org as well as from Rob and the Vets Notice Board at the Clubhouse.

Club records (women 35-65 race times - top ten runners and men 35-75 race times - top ten runners)

YVAA Multi-terrain GP’s - 2019 Races

For those interested in the individual season long championships, scores will be based on your best 7 races if from the 10 possible, as it appears it is now going to be and a minimum of 6 races are needed to qualify (or if one venue were to drop out it would be 6 races from the 9 possible and a minimum of 5 races needed to qualify).

Date

Time

Host Club

Venue

Race

Notes

Saturday 23rd March

TBC

South Leeds Lakers

John Charles Centre, Middleton Park

GP Race 1 & AGM

Confirmed

Sunday 14th April

10.30am

Holmfirth Harriers

Honley

GP Race 2

Confirmed

Tues 28th May

7.30pm

Kirkstall Harriers

Kirkstall Abbey

GP Race 3

Confirmed

Thursday 13th June

 

Abbey Runners

West Park

 

Confirmed

Wed 26th June

tbc

Stainland

West Vale, Elland

GP Race 4

Confirmed

Tuesday 23rd July

7.30pm

Saltaire Striders

Bradford and Bingley Sports Club

GP Race 5

Venue TBC

Wed 7th Aug

7.30pm

Halifax Harriers

Spring Hall Athletics Track Hebble Trail

GP Race 6

Confirmed

Wednesday 21st August

 

Knavesmire

 

GP Race ?

Time and venue TBC

September

7.30pm

Roundhay Runners

Roundhay Park

GP Race ?

Date to be Confirmed

Sun 10th Nov

11.00am

Spenborough

Cleckheaton

GP Race 9

Confirmed

 

YVAA Championships - 2019 Races

Saturday 16th March

 

 Kingston-Upon-Hull AC

Costello Fields in Hull

Cross country

Confirmed

Mon 22nd April

9.30am

Ackworth Road Runners

Ackworth

http://www.ackworthroadrunnersandac.co.uk/
ackworthhalf/

Half marathon

Confirmed

?

 

Roundhay Runners

Possibly York

Road Relays

Date and venue TBC

Thursday 6th June

7.30pm

Keighley and Craven

Haworth

5mile

Confirmed

Sun 30th June

 

Abbey Runners

Eccup

10 mile

Confirmed

 

       

 

Wed 3rd July

7.00pm

Halifax Harriers

Helen Windsor 10K, Halifax

10K

Confirmed

?

 

?

?

5K

Date and venue TBC

Sun 23rd (?) Sept

 

 Spenborough AC

Spen

Track and Field

Date to be Confirmed

 

       

 

 

 

Holmfirth Harriers

Holmfirth

15miles

It has been decided not to run this event in 2019

 Sun Nov 3rd (?)

10.30am

Meltham AC

Cop Hill

Fell Champs

Date to be confirmed

The Multi-terrain GP’s now have 9 dates confirmed and the Championship events for 2019 are now starting to take shape with most of the Road Championships races decided although not all dates have been published yet. As well as the multi-terrain events there are the usual road championships, the road relays (returning after a break), the T&F and the Fell Championships at Cop Hill.

At the risk of repeating myself yet again, these really are the best value and friendliest races you will find and are well within the scope of any runner that goes out with Tigers upwards. At £5 entry that usually includes light refreshments after the race and runners of a very wide ability from 35 to 80+ years, you can’t go wrong.

Races are over mixed terrain that might include sections of road, track, field paths and woodland paths and are between 5 and 6 miles long. Lifts to races are normally available and if we could get enough to make it worthwhile we could even use the minibus. I will be pushing these races this year, so all those that ran in 2018 please talk to runners in your running group at club training nights and encourage them to have a go.

For those that prefer the road, there will be the usual 5K, 5-mile 10K, 10 mile, ½ M and 15-mile races as well. Plans are taking shape for the YVAA Road Relays, PROVIDED WE CAN FIND A DATE. in which we will be looking to enter at least one team (more if possible) in each of the age groups F35 +, F45+, F55+, M35+, M40+, M50+, M60+ and M70+ teams (teams of three). We are quite happy to enter 2nd and 3rd teams (or even more) in an age group if we can get runners willing to run for the club.

The YVAA CC Champs is now confirmed as Saturday 16th March at Costello Fields in Hull.

This is only a few minutes off the motorway so easy to get to. We need as many runners as possible to do this event.

All standards welcome. Come and be part of the team.

Vets news

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5 teams turnout!

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Archive appeal

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YVAA West Vale Multi-terrain GP

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YVAA Barnbow Multi-terrain GP

Race report from Rob Kersey

Pre-2012 news, results & reports are on the old sites: 2009 to 2011, Pre-2009

About us - Vets

rob-kersey

Vets secretary

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The Vets section is one of the largest and best supported sections of the club. We compete in YVAA Grand Prix multi – terrain races, Road Relays Championships, Cross Country Championships, Fell Championships, the many Road Championship races and The Track and Field Champs. We also send teams to the National Road Relays at Sutton Park each year. Road Relay and Cross Country

Championships are particularly well supported with 30+ runners often turning out for the teams. When we get a strong team out we are always in contention for medals and have won silver medals at the BMAF National Road Relays in recent years as well as many Yorkshire medals in all events.

Winning medals is great for the individuals, teams and club of course but is not the only reason for taking part. Without the non 'A team' runners these events would be not only a lot less enjoyable as a team but virtually empty as an event. We welcome all vets into our teams no matter what standard so if you're over 35 and fancy a run out please join us.

Vets records

For some time I've been trying to collect your times for distances from 5K to a Marathon. While I have managed to cajole some information out of a few people there are still loads of runners that have not given me any times. As you will see (on the MEMBER's Page) we've posted those. Almost any time supplied is likely to get in the top ten simply because we have so few contributors. So why not let me have your times and see yourself in the top ten for your age group; email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks.

 

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