Spring, Summer and Autumn 2020 Fixtures

NOTE POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

 

Date

Organiser

Race/Event

Venue

Entry

Entry Closing Date

Saturday

4 April 2020

VAC

RWA Race Permit Accurately measured course

POSTPONED TO 10 OCTOBER (To be confirmed)

Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks (incorporates Enfield League 10k match)

Cyclopark

The Tollgate

Wrotham Rd

Gravesend

Kent DA11 7NP

Start time: 1pm

All ages welcome. Distances 2.5k, 5k,10k,15k (road). Enquiries Dave Hoben

 

Tuesday

7 April 2020

 

VAC

Held under UKA rules. 5M course

certified accurate.

 

CANCELLED

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

 

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

 

Sunday

19 April 2020

West 4 Harriers

 

POSTPONED

Hoping to reschedule in 2020.

 

 

Fuller’s Thames Towpath 10

 

Also the VAC 10 Mile Championships

Race HQ and Start/Finish at the University of Westminster playing field, Hartington Road, Chiswick, W4

Info on West 4 Harriers website.

Organisers working to fix a new date in Autumn 2020. If not possible, entrants would get a discount on the 2021 event.

Entries suspended

Tuesday

28 April 2020

 

VAC

Held under UKA rules. 5km course

certified accurate.

CANCELLED

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Km Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

 

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

 

Wednesday 20 May 2020

VAC

POSTPONED

Hoping to reschedule in 2020

10km TRACK WALK. Featuring the VAC, Surrey, Herts and Middlesex 10,000m Track Walk Championships.

 

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

May be rescheduled in 2020.

Enquiries: David Hoben

 

Sunday

24 May 2020

Vitality Westminster Mile events

POSTPONED

Hoping to reschedule in Autumn 2020

British Masters

One Mile Road Championships and VAC One Mile Championships Medals in five- year age groups.

The Mall, London. Assemble in Green Park, London

SW1A 1AA

Organisers are working to find an alternative date in Autumn 2020. Entries would be transferred. Details Vitality Masters Mile website.

Entries suspended

Saturday

6 June 2020

VAC

 

POSTPONED TO 24 OCTOBER

Jack Fitzgerald Memorial race walks (approx. 3 miles and 6 miles road).

Seniors/Juniors/Vets.

Category “B”.

Open event.

Tilgate Park, Crawley.

 

Start time: 12.30pm

Entry form to follow.

Enquiries: David Hoben

Entries suspended

Tuesday

9 Jun 2020

 

VAC

Held under UKA rules. 5M course

certified accurate.

CANCELLED

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

VAC Championships

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

 

Saturday 13 June 2020

Lloyd parkrun

Croydon

Parkruns suspended until end June.

Further info:

Parkrun COVID 19 blog

5km parkrun

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering.

Lloyd Park

Coombe Road, Croydon,

CR0 5RB

Start near Lloyd Park tram stop.

Course details

Start time: 9am

New parkrunners must register with parkrunto obtain a Barcode.

 

 

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Sunday

21 June 2020

Ranelagh Harriers

CANCELLED

Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k

 

Also the VAC 10km Championships

Race HQ, Kew and Ham Sports Association,

The race will not be rescheduled this year. Further info:

Ranelagh Harriers website

 

Saturday

4 July

2020

Bushy parkrun

 

UNDER REVIEW

Further info:

Parkrun COVID 19 blog

Usual 5km parkrun, open to all.

Also featuring the fourth annual Octogenarian gathering and celebration.

Bushy Park

Teddington. Meet at the eastern end of car park. Look out for the sign “80 AND OVER. MEET HERE!”.

Start time: 9am

Course details.

Octogenarians and supporters are welcome. Enquiries: Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (rppk@btinternet.com)

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Tuesday

7 July 2020

VAC

Held under UKA rules. 5km course

certified accurate.

CANCELLED

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Km Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

VAC Championships

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

 

Sunday

12 July

2020

BMAF/

England Athletics Masters Association

CANCELLED

British Masters Outdoor Track & Field Inter Area Challenge

Competition for BMAF Area Clubs.

 

Coventry Athletics Track, 98 Frilsham Way,

Coventry

CV4 8AH

Men & Women

35-49, 50-59,

60-69, 70+.

 

 

Wednesday 15 July 2020

VAC

CANCELLED

VAC 5,000m track championships

 

 

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

 

Tuesday

4 August 2020

 

VAC

Held under UKA rules. 5M course

certified accurate. CANCELLED

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

 

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

 

Wednesday 9 Sept.

2020

VAC

UNDER REVIEW

VAC 10,000m track championships

 

Three seeded races.

Entry limit to be set.

 

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Open to all BMAF members. Entries via Member Login at OpenTrack (not yet open).

Closing date:

2 Sept or earlier if limit is reached

Sunday

20 Sept. 2020

South of England Athletic Association and VAC

UNDER REVIEW

South of England Masters T&F Championships

VAC Track & Field Championships

 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre Meridian Way London

N9 0AR

Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. Probable events: 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m, sprint H, long H, 2k/3k SC, HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, DT, JT, HT, WT.

Closing date

6 Sept.

Saturday

10 OctoberNEW DATE (To be confirmed)

 

VAC

RWA Race Permit Accurately measured course

 

Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks (incorporates Enfield League 10k match)

Cyclopark

The Tollgate

Wrotham Rd

Gravesend

Kent DA11 7NP

Start time: 1pm

All ages welcome. Distances 2.5k, 5k,10k,15k (road). Rescheduled from April 2020.

Enquiries Dave Hoben 

Entries not yet open

Saturday 10 October 2020

England Athletics Masters Assoc (EAMA) with the North Midlands Cross Country League

England Masters Cross Country Team Selection Race for the British & Irish Masters CC International to be held in Dublin on 14th November 2020

Markeaton Park,

Kedlesdon Road,

Derby DE22

Details. Register via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack

Race distances: 6K for all Women plus men 65 to 75 plus, 9.8k for men 35 to 64. Start times 1.50pm for 6k race, 2.20pm for 9.8k race.

Closing date Friday

25 Sept.

Saturday

24 October 2020

NEW DATE

VAC

 

 

Jack Fitzgerald Memorial race walks (approx. 3 miles and 6 miles road).

Seniors/Juniors/Vets.

Category “B”.

Open event. Profits donated to appropriate charity.

Tilgate Park, Crawley.

Registration at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre, Titmus Drive, Crawley,

W Sussex,

RH10 5EU

Rescheduled from 6 June.

Start time: 12.30pm

Entry form to follow.

Enquiries: David Hoben

Entry in advance preferred.

 

Entries on the day accepted

Saturday

14 Nov 2020

UNDER REVIEW

Country Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland and Republic of Ireland

British & Irish Masters International Cross Country Champs.

Ireland is host country.

Venue: Santry Demesne, Dublin

See BMAF and EAMA websites. Details are here:

Registration for England Selection.

Closing date for England applicants: 25 Sept (closing date for selection race)

 

For other regional/national/international masters events refer to the BMAF website here 

For enquiries and further information please contact the Entries Secretary or the relevant race secretary.

VAC “mob match” parkruns

We combine VAC get-togethers with selected parkruns, three or four times a year. Many VAC members are regular parkrunners, who enjoy an early start on Saturday mornings and the conviviality and informality of the weekly runs in all sorts of locations, whilst benefiting from free entry and a measured 5k course. All ages and abilities are represented at these timed runs. The VAC targeted parkruns are an opportunity for VAC’s first and second claim runners to meet up, run and chat afterwards. We hope to see a good show of VAC vests so we can cheer each other on and raise the profile of the club. If members have recommendations or favourites in and around the London area, with good links to public transport, please make suggestions to Maggie Statham, the Entries Secretary.

If you are new to parkruns, you must register in advance on the parkrun website and obtain your individual barcode, which must be shown at the end of the run in order to register your name and time. Entry is free. You do not need to pin on a run-number. Just turn up, line up at 9am, run, take a numbered disc when you finish and then take the disc and your barcode to the recorders at their table. Your time, position, age category and age grading will appear on the parkrun website later in the day. If you are already registered with parkrun, there is no need to change your club affiliation to VAC for the purposes of these “mob matches”. We can usually pick out the VAC members.