YVAA Cross Country Championship

24 March , 2024

Add to Calendar March 24, 2024 12:00 Holmfirth Harriers Event:

At a Glance:

HQ: Penistone Showground, Penistone.

Start times: 12.00 noon & 13.20

Cost: Entry paid by the club provided you turn up and run

Distance: 5K for F45+ and M70+, 10K for all others

Terrain: Unusually for Penistone the hills are short and not over steep


Another great event and the only cross country of the year for many people. The venue changes each year, in recent years we have visited, Hull, Leeds, Wentworth Castle and Sheffield. The 45+ women and M70+ men run 5K and the F35 – 44 women and M35 – 69 men run 10K. We regularly get 30+ runners out for this event so why not have a go, while spikes are great if you have them, studded of road shoes are worn by many or even trail shoes if it is dry. The usual time for this race is a Saturday or Sunday in early March but occasionally we have run it in September. This year the event will be in Penistone on Sunday 24th March. The venue Penistone Showground. Details later re parking etc.

Event website - not yet live check back in January 2024

YVAA 46th Cross Country Championships, Sunday 24th March 2024


Parking: Parking details will be supplied closer to the event

Registration:  All details later

Facilities: Details later

Presentations: Details later

The course: Details later

Race 1) Start at 12.00 noon: (All F45+, F55+ and F65+ ladies and M70+) 5 km – 2 laps.

Race 2) Start at 1.20 pm approx.: (M50, M55, M60 and M65 and F35 - 44) 10 km – 4 laps.

 Race 3) Start at 1.20 pm approx.: (M35, M40 and M45) 10 km – 4 laps.


  1. In order to shorten the ‘event day’ we have once again combined Race 2 and 3 so they will both start at approx. 1.20pm. This saves over an hour on the day.
  2. Teams are M35 – 39, M40 – 49, M50 – 59, M60 – 69, M70+, F35 – 44, F45 – 54, F55 – 64 and F65+ but individual trophies are in usual 5-year age groups.
  3. An older runner can compete in a younger team e.g., F45 in F35 - 44 team but can only count towards individual trophy if in correct race e.g., F45 in F35 - 44 team would run in Race 2 whereas all other F45’s in Race 1, so couldn’t count in individual F45.

YVAA Awards

Men - 1st 3 M/35, M/40, M/45, M/50, M/55, M/60, M/65, M/70, M75+

Women - 1st 3 F35, F/40, F/45, F/50, F/55, F/60, F/65, F/70+

Teams:  3 to score;

Men 35 -39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 - 69, 70 +

Women 35 – 44, 45 – 54, 55- 64 and 65+ (medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams)

Shields for ‘All to Count’ teams in each team age category.  A minimum of 5 runners needed to qualify in all teams.  Winning team (1st 3rd to count) are eligible to win All to Count if they have sufficient entries to qualify.

Numbers/registration (from 10.30 am): To be collected on the day by team managers. Please ensure your runners bring a minimum of 6 pins for numbers/age categories.

NOTE: All runners must wear club vests with age category on the back of their vest.  Failure to do so may result in demotion down the finish list, if a complaint is made to the referee and it is deemed to have a possible effect on placings.

Entry Fee: Holmfirth Harriers will pay for entry provided you actually turn up on the day and run!

The cost £6.00 per individual runner will be paid by the club.  Cheques payable to Yorkshire Veterans Athletics Association (in full not YVAA) but the preferred method of payment will be by bank transfer.  Contact the YVAA treasurer by email Thomas Sharp thomas.sharp@me.com if you wish to pay by bank transfer.

Entries to:  Rob Kersey, 8 Wellhouses, Cartworth Bank Road, Holmfirth, W Yorks. HD9 2SS, on official entry form (on website at www.yvaa.org  and sent to all clubs by email.  You can post these or email them to robhh1950@gmail.com




Please enclose SAE if you wish for confirmation that your entries have been received, otherwise Rob will try and send email confirmation if you supply legible email address.

Closing date: Saturday 16th March 2024.

NOTE: While we will try to be as flexible as possible with late entries we cannot guarantee entries after the closing date.  Clubs must ring or email Rob Kersey, robhh1950@gmail.com, to check it is possible and if agreed ok, must bring a cheque or cash (in an envelope) on the day if it cannot reach him in time by post.

Put this date in your Diaries. We want teams in all age groups from 35 to 70+ male and 35 to 65+ female. We usually get at least 30 Holmfirth Harriers taking part and it is a great team event.

The Vets Secretary will be recruiting runners to take part and entering teams in the new year



The 2022 Holmfirth Results are now available for this event in  the Results section of this website and a link to full results can be found here.

This an event for all runners 35 years or older. We need to you to be part of the team

How to attend the YVAA Cross Country Championship

If you are able to run then please let Adam Sunderland (Vets Secretary) or Rob Kersey (YVAA Sec) know  via our Facebook group, to  via email (see Vets section), at the club by giving me your details on the Welcome Desk, on the Vets Noticeboard or below.

Make sure you put your age on the day of the race in age section.


Holmfirth Harriers YVAA CC Championships Teams

Previous results from the YVAA Cross Country Championship

Photos from the YVAA Cross Country Championship

Kath F and Rob K
Steve H
Sean D, Kev Y, Andy H
Roger B
Richard S
Neil M 2
Matin S
Laura and Lucy after race
Kev D 3
Katie W 3
Julia J
Jo Wh 2
Gar G 3
Bob D 4
Bill H
Andy H
Andrew C 3
Some of M70+ team with All2Count trophy
Adam and M50 A2C Team trophy
Rob K
Jean S
Deb C