Spring and Summer 2019 Fixtures  

 

Date 

Organiser 

Race/Event 

Venue 

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Thursday 

4 April 2019 

East Surrey League 

Match Three 

(VAC is a member of the East Surrey League)  

 

Four Mile Road Race 

(Two laps) 

 

 

HQ: The Harrier Centre (Ewell track), King Georges Recreational Ground, Poole Road, Epsom  

KT19 9RY 

Start time:7pm 

Free entry. 

1st and 2nd claim members are welcome to represent VAC.  

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Enter on the day 

Wednesday 10 April 2019 

VAC 

10km TRACK WALK.  

F eaturing the VAC, Surrey, Herts and Middlesex 10,000m Track Walk Championships. 

 

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

Start time: 6.45pm  

Register at the Battersea Park track. Cost: £5 for VAC, £6 for non-members. Guests welcome.  

Details: David Hoben  

Entries on the day allowed  

Tuesday  

16 April 2019  

(Also 11 June, 9 July, 6 and 27 Aug) 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762 

With Race Walking Association Permit (Category B) 

New Course 

Certified accurate.  

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

 

First Grand Prix event (see info in text below) 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Start time: 7pm 

Race Information 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 15 April. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Sunday  

26 May 2019  

Vitality Westminster Mile events  

British Masters  

One Mile Road Championships and VAC One Mile Championships  

The Mall, London. Assemble in Green Park, London  

SW1A 1AA 

Medals in five- year age groups. 

Details and online entry via Westminster Mile official website.  

Entries will close in early May. 

Sunday  

2 June 2019 

Dorking & Mole Valley AC 

The Dorking 10 

Also the British Masters 10 Mile Road Championships and the VAC 10 Mile Championships 

Race HQ: Dorking Rugby Club, Kiln Ln, Brockham, Betchworth RH3 7LZ 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Start time 9am. 

Details.  

Closing date 

19 May. 

Saturday 

8 June 

2019  

Old Deer Park parkrun  

5km parkrun 

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering.  

Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames. 

The start is close to the A316 and the Pools in the Park. Details  

Start time: 9am 

New parkrunners must register with parkrun to obtain a Barcode.  

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode) 

Tuesday  

11 June 2019  

(Also 9 July, 6 Aug and 27 Aug) 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762 

With Race Walking Association Permit (Category B) 

New Course 

Certified accurate. 

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

VAC 5M Championships 

Second Grand Prix event (see info in text below)  

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Start time: 7pm 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 10 June. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Saturday 

22 June 2019 

VAC  

 

RWA Permit applied for. 

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

Seniors/Juniors/Vets. 

Category “B”.  

Open even. Profits donated to appropriate charity.  

Tilgate Park, Crawley. 

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

W Sussex, 

RH10 5EU 

Start time: 12.30pm 

Entry fee: £5  

Entries on the day: £7 

 

Enquiries: David Hoben  

Entry in advance preferred.  

 

Entries on the day accepted 

Tuesday  

9 July 2019 (Also 6 Aug and 27 Aug) 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762 

With Race Walking Association Permit (Category B) 

New Course 

Certified accurate. 

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5km Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

VAC 5km Championships 

Third Grand Prix event (see info in text below)  

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Start time: 7pm 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 8 July. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Sunday  

14 July 2019 

VAC 

VAC Track & Field Championships  

Kingsmeadow Stadium,  

Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames  

KT1 3PB 

Medals in five- year age groups. 

Open to all BMAF members. Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. 

Closing date 

30 June. 

Wednesday 24 July 2019 

VAC 

VAC 5,000m track championships 

 

Three or four seeded races.  

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

 

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

Closing date:  

To be announced 

Tuesday  

6 August 2019  

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762 

With Race Walking Association Permit (Category B) 

New Course 

Certified accurate. 

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

Fourth Grand Prix event (see info in text below)  

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Start time: 7pm 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary 

Online entry by 5 August. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Tuesday  

27 August 2019  

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762 

With Race Walking Association Permit (Category B) 

New Course 

Certified accurate. 

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

Fifth Grand Prix event (see info in text below)  

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Start time: 7pm 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack 

Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary 

Online entry by 26 August. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Wednesday 18 Sept 2019 

VAC 

VAC 10,000m track championships 

 

Three seeded races.  

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

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

Closing date:  

To be announced 

 

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 Battersea Park Masters Road Race and Race Walk series: April to August 2019 

 

The 2019 dates and details are: 

·        16 April: 5 Mile road race and 5 Mile race walk 

·        11 June: VAC Championships for 5 Mile road race and 5 Mile race walk 

·        9 July: VAC Championship for 5 Km road race and 5 Km race walk 

·        6 August: 5 Mile road race and 5 Mile race walk 

·        27 August : 5 Mile road race and 5 Mile race walk  

The races are held under UKA Rules (Licence Number 2019-3762), also with a Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit and Certificates of Course Accuracy. Times achieved are eligible for Power of Ten profiles and Runbritain rankings and handicaps. The races take place on Tuesday evenings each month, starting at 7pm. The flat 5 Mile and 5 Km courses offer great opportunities to post fast times and to go head-to-head regularly with fellow Masters athletes across the age-groups. There is also a road race “Grand Prix” for VAC members (see below). The runs and walks take place entirely on Battersea Park’s traffic-free, tarmac, perimeter roads. Registration and pick-up of numbers is outside the Millennium Arena track in Battersea Park. The starts of the races are close by. For further information, see the Race Information. Online entry is through the OpenTrack Member Login on the BMAF website. Entries on the day are accepted, but please allow plenty of time for this. The charge for UKA-registered VAC and BMAF members is £4 for each race (£6 if not UKA-registered). Masters guests are welcome (£5 for UKA registered, £7 for non-registered). There is a race limit of 100 runners. Enquiries : Race Secretary  

 

VAC Battersea Park road race series Grand Prix 2019 

 

To add spice to the Battersea Park series, there is a “Grand Prix” to reward the VAC member with the highest average of their best three age-graded performances set during the series. To be eligible, members must register finishing times for at least three of the five races from April to August. The winner will be presented with the “Snow Cup”, a magnificent long-standing VAC trophy which was won in 2018 by M65, Ian Kitching.   

 

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.