Winter, Spring and Summer 2020 Fixtures

 

 

Date

Organiser

Race/Event

Venue

Entry

Entry Closing Date

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.

Closed

Closed

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 parkrunto obtain a Barcode.

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

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

Closed

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.

Saturday

7 March

2020

Croydon Harriers AC

East Surrey League

Match (VAC is a member of the East Surrey League)

East Surrey League VAC members are eligible.

Lloyd Park

Coombe Road

Croydon

CR0 5RA

Location/ Course map

2pm start. Free entry. 5 mile course (2 laps). Men and women run together.

Enter on the day

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.

Thursday

2 April 2020

East Surrey League

 (VAC is a member of the East Surrey League)

 

Four Mile Road Race

(Two laps of local paths and roads)

 

 

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

Saturday

4 April 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)

Entry Form

Enquiries Dave Hoben

Closing date Fri 3 April (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.

Sunday

19 April 2020

West 4 Harriers

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

Start time: 8.30am

Enter via the West 4 Harriers website.

 

Enter now! Race limit is always reached early. Closes when full.

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.

Wednesday 20 May 2020

VAC

10km TRACK WALK. Featuring 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

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.

Saturday 13 June 2020

Lloyd parkrun

Croydon

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

Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k

 

Also the VAC 10km Championships

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

Start time: 9am

Enter via the Ranelagh Harriers website

Enter now! Race limit is always reached early. Closes when full.

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.