The club’s members take part in a wide variety of road and cross country races and leagues throughout the year, which are only open to members of running clubs. These club events range from local to national level at both senior and junior level. There is no limit on the number of runners or teams that can take part in these races with the club supporting its members when they take part in events which form the backbone of club running.
York 10k Road Race League
The club takes part in the York 10k Road Race League which you have to be a member of a local running club in York to take part in. The league is a great series of 10k road races which take place annually in the early summer. There are seven events that are all close to York, and are great for all standards of runners from those looking to run personal best times to those who enjoy running in the pleasant countryside around York.
Each race tends to attract around 300 runners from all the clubs in York with the finishing times ranging from 35 to 75 minutes. Not only do you get to run local 10k races but you also get to make new friends from the friendly York club running scene. All for just £10, which is a bargain for seven races.
Due to the fact the races take place on roads which are open to traffic the minimum age for taking part in the York 10k Road Race League is 15 years old on the day of the race.
If you would like more details on the York Road Race League then please contact Mike Raynes on email@example.com or visit the league’s website at www.roadraceleague.org.uk
West Yorkshire Cross Country League
Cross country running has been a traditional feature of the British distance running scene for many years. Cross country running is good for building up strength and endurance due to the undulating nature of the courses and the variety of underfoot conditions that are encountered. This improved stamina and endurance then helps runners achieve personal best times on either the road or track.
The club takes part in the West Yorkshire Cross Country League which comprises of a series of four races during the autumn at venues in West Yorkshire. Every age group is catered for from under 11s through to seniors with around 50 runners taking part in the junior races, 200 in the senior mens and 100 in the senior womens races. However, due to demanding nature of cross country running the minimum age for taking part in the league is nine years old.
If you would like more details on the West Yorkshire Cross Country League then please contact Mike Raynes on firstname.lastname@example.org (for seniors) or Garry Dickinson on email@example.com (for juniors) or visit the league’s website at www.westyorkshireathletics.org.uk.
The club is a keen supporter of county championships. For our faster runners they represent a chance to win a coveted Yorkshire title or vest whilst for other runners there is a chance to count in the team event. Yorkshire championships are not just about the elite runners as anyone in the club can take part.
The Yorkshire Cross Country Championships take place in January with all age groups catered for from under 13s upwards. If you would like more details on County Championships then please contact Mike Raynes on firstname.lastname@example.org (for seniors) or Garry Dickinson on email@example.com (for juniors).
National and Regional Championships
The club encourages its runners to take part in both National and North of England championships in order to test themselves against the best runners in the country or because they want to rub shoulders with the next Mo Farah. These events actually cater for a broad standard of club runners with almost 2,000 runners doing the senior men’s cross country championships so they are not just for elite runners. As with Yorkshire championships these events cater for all age groups from under 13s to seniors.
As well as cross country championships held in January and February there are also relay events both on the road and cross country which take place in the spring and autumn. The club strongly supports the relay events because they are exciting and great for team spirit.
If you would like more details on National and Regional Championships then please contact Mike Raynes on firstname.lastname@example.org (for seniors) or Garry Dickinson on email@example.com (for juniors).