What is it?
The Yorkshire Vets league is an inter-club, team competition between all the best running clubs in the area. It is run from Spring to Autumn and this year there will be nine races, either held at the weekend or on evenings over the summer. All the races are fairly local and hosted by regional running clubs.
The league is for runners aged 35 and over. All entrants need a club vest, which are available from Hilary. To run and count for Horsforth Harriers you must have pre-registered on the yvaa.org website. You only need to register once and then pick up your number at the first race that you attend.
You can register here: http://www.yvaa.org/grand-prix/
All races are listed on the YVAA website but, for information, the first two are at Middleton Park on 23rd March 2019 and then at Honley on 14th April.
Everyone who runs earns points according to their position and traditionally we have done extremely well in the race series. However, last year, neither the men’s team or women’s team won any of the categories overall. Let’s try and change that this year and win back our trophies!!
For those of you who haven’t run any of these before, they are generally about 5 miles in length and on trails/paths. You will pay £5 for each race and for that will get food/drink after.
The best thing about these events is the camaraderie and team spirit before, during and after the races. You will be made very welcome, whatever your speed, because everyone from first to last scores points for the team. So, it really is “the more the merrier” and results have been known to be decided by a few points, because a team had maybe one extra runner. This is one of the reasons we are always seeking more team members!
Please make an effort to turn up and run. If we are to take home the trophies we need each one of you!!
If you need any further info please contact our Vets representative Bev Hurst who will be happy to answer your questions.
Main image credit: Harriers team at Kirkstall Vets May 2017