YVAA Draft Multi-terrain GP and Championships Programme for 2017
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The Draft YVAA race programme for 2017 is now out (see below) with plenty of opportunities to get out racing. The multi-terrain series is spread over Yorkshire but the majority of races are within an hour’s travel. Races very from almost perfectly flat as at York to our own hilly tester. Both weekday and weekend events are included. You can enter as many or as few as you wish with each race costing just £5 to enter with many prizes, spot prizes plus usually free refreshments after the race. Races are for virtually all abilities. Anyone that can do a club summer evening run of say 6 miles is capable of doing these events and age is no barrier as entrants vary from 35 to 80 years. It would be great if we could get more runners regularly supporting these events to put on a good team showing. If you are not sure if these events are for you talk to any of the regular runners such as Andy Hauser, Richard Smith, Neil Midgley, Rob Kersey and Tim Cock or for a women’s viewpoint Margaret Sykes, Rosemary Baker and Jean Shotter.
This year a number of the YVAA Road Championship events are also within our own Club Road Championships so you can count for two races for the price and effort of one!
Don’t forget I will be monitoring races to see is the most active Vet of 2017, The Vet who has competed in most YVAA events and the Age Graded Vet of the Year (details below).
Awards for Veterans
Most Active Veteran of the year: the veteran, of any standard, who has done their utmost to support the club by taking part in and or helping at races (road [includes Park Runs], multi-terrain, fell, T&F, CC or triathlon – these can be veteran or open events).
YVAA Veteran of the year: the veteran, of any standard, who has done their utmost to support the club by taking part in and or helping at YVAA events (road, multi-terrain, fell T&F and CC).
Male and Female Champion Age Graded Vets (these will be for the best age graded multi-discipline champions): the veteran runners with the best age graded % score average for any 3 road races in Club Road Championships, Club Closed Road Races or YVAA Road Championships + any 2 of Ian Roberts, Denis Stitt, West Nab, James Blakey (Harden Moss), Cop Hill or Holme Moss fell races + 3 YVAA multi-terrain races + 2 CC races (excluding relays) – 10 races in all
YVAA Multi-terrain GP’s
You can register for the GP series at http://www.yvaa.org/grand-prix/ . No charge to register
At the moment there are 6 confirmed Multi-terrain events confirmed but it is hoped at least another two events will be confirmed shortly.
|Sunday 23rd April||10.30am||Holmfirth Harriers||Honley||GP Race 1 & AGM||confirmed|
|Tues 30th May||7.30pm||Kirkstall Harriers||Kirkstall||GP Race||confirmed|
|Sun 4th June||11.00am||Loftus and Whitby||
|Wed 9th Aug||7.30pm||Halifax Harriers||
Spring Hall Athletics Track
|? August||tbc||Knavesmire Harriers||Knavesmire, York||GP Race||Date TBC|
|Sun 17th September||tbc||Horsforth Harriers||tbc||GP Race||Venue TBC|
|Sun 12th Nov (tbc)||11.00am||Spenborough||Spen||GP Race 10||TBC|
|?||Abbey Runners||Eccup||10 mile||Details to be confirmed|
|Mon 17th April||
|Ackworth Road Runners||
|8th June||7.30pm||Keighley and Craven||Haworth||5mile||confirmed|
|22nd June||7.00pm||Dene Townend/Cannonball||
|Wed 5th July||7.00pm||Halifax Harriers||Helen Windsor 10K, Halifax||10K||confirmed|
|24th Sept||Spenborough AC||Spen||Track and Field||confirmed|
|?||Baildon||Roberts Park, details later||Road Relays||TBC|
|Nov 5th||10.30am||Meltham AC||Cop Hill||Fell Champs||TBC|
Race and events calendar
All new members must attend an induction session before they will be allowed to join in any training sessions/runs.
For details of the next induction sessions, please review the race and events calendar above