Winter, Spring and Summer 2020 Fixtures  

 

Date 

Organiser 

Race/Event 

Venue 

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Saturday  

8 Feb  

2020 

Men’s Surrey League  

Division 4 

Cross Country Race Match 4 

(VAC Men’s team) 

 

Lloyd Park,  

Coombe Road, 

Croydon 

CR0 5RA 

 

Start time: 12.00.  

All VAC men (1st and 2nd claim) are eligible, subject to conditions (see text below). VAC vest necessary. 

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark  

Saturday 

22 Feb 

2020 

NOTE NEW DATE 

Canons Park parkrun 

 

5km parkrun 

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering. Originally scheduled for 15 Feb, but now 22 Feb.  

Canons Park, Donnefield Avenue, Middlesex 

HA8 6RH Course details  

Start time: 9am 

New parkrunners must register with parkrun to obtain a Barcode.  

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode) 

Sunday 

16 Feb 2020 

SCVAC 

SCVAC Indoor Track & Field Championships 

Including VAC 3k track walk Champs

 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre Meridian Way, Edmonton London  

N9 0NR.  

VAC members welcome at all events. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Closing date 

2 February 

Sunday 

23 Feb 2020 

BMAF/VAC/South of England  

VAC Indoor Track & Field Champs with SoE Masters Champs, plus BMAF Indoor  

Pentathlon Champs. 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton London  

N9 0NR.  

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Closing date 

9 February 

Sunday 

1 March 

2020 

EAMA  

(England Athletics Masters Association) 

England Masters Indoor Track & Field Inter Area Challenge 

(VAC team to enter) 

 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre Meridian Way, Edmonton London  

N9 0NR.  

Enquiries to T&F Sec . Events are 60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 60m H, 2K walk, HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, 4x200m relays.  

Men & Women Age Groups: 35-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

VAC team selections deadline 12 January. Gaps will be filled later.  

7-8 

March  

2020 

BMAF 

BMAF Indoor Track & Field and Winter Throws Championships  

 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre Meridian Way, Edmonton London  

N9 0NR. 

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Closing date 

23 Feb. 

Saturday 

14 March  

2020 

BMAF 

British Masters Open Cross Country Championships 

Incorporates the England Masters Inter-Area Challenge  

Rhug Estate, Corwen, Denbighshire, North Wales LL21 0EH 

Two races, Men 35-64 (8km), women & M65+ (6km). Details . Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Closing date 

29 Feb. 

Saturday 

21 March 

2020 

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) 

Enquiries Dave Hoben  

Closing date Fri 20 Mar (5.30pm). Entries accepted on the day. 

Tuesday  

7 April 2020 

(Also 28 Apr, 9 Jun, 7 Jul and 4 Aug) 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5M course 

certified accurate.  

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

(5km races on 28 April and 7 July) 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Start time: 7pm 

Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 6 April. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Tuesday  

28 April 2020  

(Also, 9 Jun, 7 Jul and 4 Aug) 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5km course 

certified accurate. 

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Km Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Start time: 7pm 

Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 27 April. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Sunday  

24 May 2020  

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 in due course.  

Closing date to be announced 

Tuesday  

9 Jun 2020 

Also, 7 Jul (5km) and 4 Aug (5 Mile)  

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5M course 

certified accurate.  

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

VAC Championships 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Start time: 7pm 

Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 8 June. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Tuesday  

7 July 2020  

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5km course 

certified accurate. 

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Km Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

VAC Championships 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Start time: 7pm 

Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 6 July. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Sunday  

12 July  

2020 

BMAF/ 

England Athletics Masters Association 

British Masters Outdoor Track & Field Inter Area Challenge (VAC team to enter) 

Competition for BMAF Area Clubs.  

 

Coventry Athletics Track, 98 Frilsham Way,  

Coventry  

CV4 8AH 

Men & Women  

35-49, 50-59,  

60-69, 70+. 

Events: 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 3000m shortH 2km walk, 4 x 100m, LJ HJ TJ PV SP DT JT HT WT 

VAC Team selected in advance. 

Enquiries to T&F Sec  

Tuesday  

4 August 2020 

 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5M course 

certified accurate.  

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Start time: 7pm 

Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open. Masters guests welcome. 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Online entry by 3 August. 

Entries on the day accepted. 

Sunday  

20 Sept. 2020 

South of England Athletic Association and VAC 

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 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. 

 

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. 

Surrey League Men’s Cross Country 2019-20 

VAC men, first and second claimers, please consider running in the VAC team.  

VAC’s team is in Division Four of the Surrey County Athletics Cross Country League. There are four matches in the series: 

12 October 2019 (15.00): Richmond Park (Isabella Plantation, near Broomfield Hill car park) 

9 November 2019 (15.00: Epsom Downs, Tattenham Corner end, KT18 5PP  

11 January 2020 (14.30): Oxshott Woods, Oxshott, KT22 0TA 

8 February 2020 (12.00): Lloyd Park, Croydon, CR0 5RA  

First-claim VAC members are eligible to run for VAC. Also second claim members are allowed to run for VAC as long as they do not compete for their first claim club in any of the four league matches. This rule recognises that some athletes would prefer to provide much needed support and score in the first team for their Masters club in the less pressurised, but still highly competitive, races in Divisions Three and Four (run as one combined race of approximately 5 miles).  Ten men are needed for a full scoring team, but there is no limit on the numbers in each team. The more runners we have, the greater the impact and team spirit. Every VAC runner is appreciated. Paddy Clark is the team manager. On the day, look out for him next to the big wooden VAC sign. The team declaration is made online beforehand, so please let him or the Entries Secretary know in advance of each race if you are planning to run for VAC. Please wear a VAC vest, obtainable from the VAC kit supplier. Details are on the Club Kit tab on the VAC website. 

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.