YVAA Draft Multi-terrain GP and Championships Programme for 2017

Category: Vets Published Date Hits: 1949

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

  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

Date Time Host Club Venue Race Notes
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

Mulgrave Estate,

Nr Whitby

GP Race confirmed
Wed 9th Aug 7.30pm Halifax Harriers

Spring Hall Athletics Track

Hebble Trail

GP Race confirmed
? 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


YVAA Championships

Sat 4th March   Doncaster AC Northern Racing College, near Robin Hood Airport. (enter via Rob This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Cross country Confirmed
?   Abbey Runners Eccup 10 mile Details to be confirmed
Mon 17th April



Ackworth Road Runners



Half marathon TBC
8th June 7.30pm Keighley and Craven Haworth 5mile confirmed
22nd June 7.00pm Dene Townend/Cannonball



5k confirmed
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

29th Oct


11.00am Holmfirth Harriers Holmfirth 15miles TBC
Nov 5th 10.30am Meltham AC Cop Hill Fell Champs TBC
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