Pudsey – YVAA Vets GP Series – Race 1 – Report

Vet’s Grand Prix Series 2014  First challenge of the series was the old favorite at Pudsey. Normally held in mid June it is always one of our ‘dirtier runs’. Rescheduled to early February it surpassed all expectations! A slithering downhill start gave all the competitors a taste of things to come – two woodland laps through every variety of mud known to runners! At least halfway round there was the added bonus of a chance to wash off some of the mud when the route includes a paddle through … [Read more...]

4 Marathons on 4 Continents in 4 Weeks – update Tokyo completed.

UPDATE ON 4 MARATHONS ON 4 CONTINENTS IN 4 WEEKS Good news. Colin Lea and David Darton from YKH have completed the first of their 4 marathons on 4 continents in 4 weeks. Marathon 1 - Tokyo: David finished in 3hr 53 despite running with arm in plaster and sling. Colin paced much more sensibly and finished in 4hrs 20. YKH got promoted on Japan TV as they interviewed extensively "the mad guys doing 4 marathons around the world in 4 weeks". More details are on their charity … [Read more...]

Headtorch Option Adding Interest to Training

Headtorches  Adding Interest to Training   In order to add variety to the routes for the Monday/Thursday Social Runs we have introduced some routes along unlit paths which require the use of headtorches. Last Monday (27 Jan) there were about 30 members out, in two groups, who enjoyed looking at Orion whilst running down the cycle track to Bishopthorpe as part of the 6 mile circuit. Certainly the reflective aspects of kit become most apparent! Following encouraging feedback further … [Read more...]

First Vet’s Grand Prix race – Sunday (2nd February) at Pudsey

The first Vet's Grand Prix race of the season is this Sunday (2nd February) at Pudsey, starting at 10.30am. Anyone requiring a lift can meet us at the back of the Race Course Grandstand at 8.45 am prompt. Details of venue are on the YVAA website. This is an off road race, mainly in woodland and likely to be muddy. Food in the pub afterwards and a chance to socialise with team mates and opposition to compare how muddy you got. You can register before hand on the YVAA website to save some … [Read more...]

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