YVAA 41st Cross Country Championships

Yorkshire Veterans’

Athletics Association

Costello Stadium

Cross Country


Date: Sat 16 Mar

YVAA 41st Cross Country Championships


 Race INFO   Entry FORM


YVAA 41st Cross Country Championships

Saturday 16th March 2019

Venue: Registration at: Costello Stadium, Anlaby Park Rd N, Hull HU4 6XQ

Hosted by Kingston-Upon-Hull AC (Permit applied for)

Directions: From West, take the M62, then A63 until slip road for Humber Bridge / A164 (Follow Brown Signposts for Costello Athletics Stadium from this junction).  Follow A15 then A1105 Boothferry Road until you reach Anlaby Park Road North on the left after about 3 miles. Costello Stadium is about 200m on RHS.  Satnav for Postcode is HU4 6XQ.

Parking: Parking at the car park at the Athletics Stadium is limited to about 100 cars.  Alternative parking is available at Warners Health Club and Physio at the other side of the park (same car park used for the Peter Pan parkrun) 80-86 Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 6TE.  If you cannot fit into either car park, please park sensibly in nearby streets, please take care not to restrict resident’s access.

Please car share wherever possible.

Coaches: If you are bringing a coach it would help to inform the organiser before the event, so he can advise you on the best place to park.

Registration:  Registration will take place in the Kingston upon Hull A.C. Club House which is the portacabin next to the 100m start on the track.  This is accessible from the main car park (not the main reception).  Team managers or a representative from each club should collect envelopes containing numbers and age group categories (to be worn on the back).  Registration will open at approx. 10.30 am.  Please make sure your athletes bring enough pins for both race number and age category number.  Light refreshments (tea, coffee, chocolate bars) will also be available from the portacabin. Bring your own sandwiches.  It is a 5-minute walk from registration to the start and finish area on the course.  Access to the course is from the main car park.

Facilities: Toilets, Changing and Showers are available at the Athletics Stadium.  Please remove muddy shoes before entering the main building. There are additional toilets available outside near the finish line on the track.  There are no toilets at the start or the finish on the course.

Presentations: The presentations will take place in the Portacabin after the finish of the last race, as soon as they have been processed.

Please ensure you or another member of your club stays to collect any trophies, individual or team that may have been won.  Obviously, all data has to be entered, results checked and printed, this will be done as fast as it is humanly possible but will not be instant!  Bring some sandwiches, buy a tea / coffee or two and chat to your fellow competitors about the great or not so great run you’ve just had!

The Course: The first 1500m of each lap is flat and run around football pitches within the park but with 5 pavements to cross.  The final 1000m of each lap is undulating, a few short sharp turns and a small wooded area within the Athletics Stadium Complex and could be muddy if wet particularly for the last race!

Club Tents: An area for club tents is available next to the start and finish areas.


Race 1) Start at 12.00 noon: (All ladies and M70+) 5K – 2 laps

Race 2) Start at 12.30 pm approx: (M50, M55, M60 and M65) 10K – 4 laps

Race 3) Start at 1.45 pm approx: (M35, M40 and M45) 10K – 4 laps



  1. Teams are M35 – 39, M40 – 49, M50 – 59, M60 – 69, M70+, F35 – 44, F45 – 54, F55+ but individual trophies are in usual 5-year age groups.
  2. An older runner can compete in a younger team e.g. M60 in M40 - 49 team but can only count towards individual trophy if in correct race e.g. M60 running for M40 – 49 team would run in Race 3 whereas all other M60’s in Race 2, so couldn’t count in individual M60.

YVAA Awards         

Men  1st 3 M/35, M/40, M/45, M/50, M/55, M/60, M/65, M/70, 1st 2 M75, 1st M80+

Women                      1st 3 F35, F/40, F/45, F/50, F/55, F/60, 1st 2 F/65, 1st F/70+

Teams:                      This year we are simplifying things and making all teams the same.

3 to score; Men 35 -39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 - 69, 70 +

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


Also 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 3 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 finish list if a complaint is made to the referee and it is deemed to have a possible effect on placings.


Entry Fee: £6.00 per individual runner. Cheques payable to YVAA


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.  Please enclose sae if you wish for confirmation that your entries have been received otherwise I will try and send email confirmation if you supply readable email address!


Closing Date: Saturday 9th March 2019.

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 on the day if it cannot reach him in time by post.