Summer and Autumn 2019 Fixtures  








Entry Closing Date 


27 August 2019  


Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762 

With Race Walking Association Permit 9041-5 (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 

Register outside Millennium Arena 

Location/course map  

Start time: 7pm 

Race Information  

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 10,000m track championships 


Three seeded races.  

Limit of 20 runners in each race. 


Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

Open to all BMAF members. Limit has been reached. The races are full.  

Entries closed.  

Contact Entries Secretary to go on the waiting-list. 


21 Sept 2019  

Clapham Common parkrun  

5km parkrun 

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering. 

Flat, 2-lap course around perimeter of Clapham Common, SW11. Start and finish near Broomwood Road. 

Start time: 9am 

Course details. New parkrunners must register with parkrun to obtain a Barcode.  

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode) 


28 Sept 2019  

England Athletics Masters Association 


Event is hosted by EMAC 



England Masters Inter Area Cross Country Challenge  

8km and 6km cross country races.  

Qualifying races for selection for British & Irish Masters Cross Country Champs on 16 November.  

Nowton Park, Bury Road,  

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  

IP29 5LU 


VAC men’s and women’s teams. Team selection automatic. Each team will consist of a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10. Points based on age-adjusted times.  

Closing date: 22 Sept 


12 October 2019 

Men’s Surrey League  

Division 4 

Cross Country Race Match 1 

(VAC Men’s team) 


Richmond Park 

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

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark  


9 Nov  


Men’s Surrey League  

Division 4 

Cross Country Race Match 2 

(VAC Men’s team) 


Epsom Downs 

(Tattenham Corner). 

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

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark  


16 Nov 2019 

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

British & Irish Masters International Cross Country Champs. 

England is host country. 

Venue: Southport  

See BMAF and EAMA websites. Event details  

England invitation letter 

England application form  

Closing date for England applicants: 27 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. 

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.