Spring, Summer and Autumn 2020 Fixtures  

NOTE CANCELLATIONS 

Date 

Organiser 

Race/Event 

Venue 

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Saturday 

4 April 2020 

VAC 

RWA Race Permit Accurately measured course 

POSTPONED 

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). Hoping to reschedule for Autumn 2020. 

Enquiries Dave Hoben  

Entries suspended 

Tuesday  

7 April 2020 

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

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5M course 

certified accurate.  

 

CANCELLED  

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 

 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

 

Sunday  

19 April 2020 

West 4 Harriers 

 

POSTPONED  

 

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  

Organisers are working to fix a new date in Autumn 2020. Entries would be transferred. If a new date isn’t possible, entrants would get a discount on the 2021 event.  

Entries suspended 

Tuesday  

28 April 2020  

(Also, 9 Jun, 7 Jul and 4 Aug) 

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 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

 

Wednesday 20 May 2020 

VAC 

 

POSTPONED  

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 for Autumn 2020. Enquiries: David Hoben  

 

Sunday  

24 May 2020  

Vitality Westminster Mile events 

POSTPONED  

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 fix a new date in Autumn 2020. Entries would be transferred. Details Vitality Masters Mile website.  

Entries suspended 

Saturday 

6 June 2020  

VAC  

 

POSTPONED  

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  

Hoping to reschedule for a date later in 2020. 

Start time: 12.30pm 

Entry form to follow. 

Enquiries: David Hoben  

Entry in advance preferred.  

 

Entries on the day accepted 

Tuesday  

9 Jun 2020 

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

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 

UNDER REVIEW  

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 parkrun to obtain a Barcode.  

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode) 

Sunday  

21 June 2020 

Ranelagh Harriers 

UNDER REVIEW  

 

ENTRIES SUSPENDED 

Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k 

 

Also the VAC 10km Championships  

Race HQ, Kew and Ham Sports Association, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond TW10 7QA 

If cancelled, the race will not be rescheduled this year. Further info: 

Ranelagh Harriers website  

Entries suspended 

Tuesday  

7 July 2020  

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5km course 

certified accurate. 

UNDER REVIEW  

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 

UNDER REVIEW  

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  

Wednesday 15 July 2020  

VAC 

UNDER REVIEW  

VAC 5,000m track championships 

 

Four 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 

8 July or earlier if limit is reached 

Tuesday  

4 August 2020 

 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5M course 

certified accurate. UNDER REVIEW  

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. 

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 

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. 

Saturday 

14 Nov 2020 

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.