YVAA Veterans GP Series
Men’s Team – Another good year against some hot competition and we finished 2nd in first 4 to count and 3rd in other team categories; All to Count & Rest to Count.
Men’s Individual – Neil Burton deserves a special mention as he was the highest overall points scorer in the series (all races) and second in his category behind Gav Mulholland. A fine example set by the vets captain! Other notable performances were: Alan Squire 3rd M45, Mark Smith 5th M35, Steve Raby and Jon Eagle 4th and 5th in M50 category and Kevin Watson 6th in M65s.
PECO XC Series
A disappointing performance from the men’s open team this year saw us relegated back from the Premiership into the First Division, racing against some very strong competition. The fight is back on for promotion again next year! The men’s veterans team performed better and finished mid- table in the Vets Premiership. In general, turnout from our stronger runners was not as good as last year and this has affected our final league standings.
Calderdale Relay: The men’s team came 33rd overall. Best leg performance was by Neal Edmondson and Neil Burton with a 14th place on leg 1.
Bradford Millennium Relay: Three Open teams were entered and we came 6th, 27th and 43rd overall. It should be noted that our “Super Vets” team had an average age of 60.
Golden Acre Relay: Our open teams came 7th, 12th, 36th and 49th overall and our men’s vets team came 5th in category.
Danefield Relay: Our open team came 3rd overall and our men’s vets team finished 2nd in category.
Leeds Country Way: More runners were available for selection in 2015 than previous years and two men’s teams were entered. The men’s A team performed really well and finished 3rd overall (taking 2 seconds and a third leg placing). A second open (mostly men’s team) was entered and finished a credible 25th overall (9th mixed).
FRA Relays: The men’s team finished 66th overall, which is a respectable performance considering this is a national level fell race.
A big thank you from me to everyone who turned out and represented the club this year and a special vote of thanks to:
Emma GB, Neil Burton and Bev Hurst for their hard work in ensuring that we got good attendance at the PECO and Vets races.
Tony Hazell – for managing the Club Championship as this without doubt motivates race entries and competition.
Plans for 2016
I am retiring as Men’s Captain and this position will be up for re-election at the AGM.
Photo credit: Nathan-Crossley at Three Peaks Fell Race by Phil McGeever