Summer and Autumn 2018 Fixtures

 

Date

Organiser

Race/Event

Venue

Entry

Entry Closing Date

Tuesday

19 June 2018

VAC

 

Held under UKA rules. Runbritain Licence Number 2018-35080

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit: Category B

No. RWA8039-3

Course certified accurate

Battersea Park Series

VAC Championships.

5 mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

 

Third Grand Prix event (see info in text below)

 

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

 

Athletes’ Instructions

Course Map

Start time: 7pm

Online entry preferred. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack.

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below.

Enquiries: Race Secretary

Closing date for online entry: 18 June

Entries on the day allowed

Sunday

24 June 2018

South of England Athletic Association and VAC

VAC Track & Field Championships

With South of England Masters T&F Championships

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Timetable.

Events: 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m, sprint H, long H, 2k/3k SC, HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, DT, JT, HT, WT.

Entry closed

 

Saturday

7 July 2018

Bushy parkrun

Usual 5km parkrun, open to all.

 

Also featuring an Octogenarian gathering and celebration.

Bushy Park

Teddington

Look out for the sign “80 AND OVER. MEET HERE!”. Octogenarians and supporters are welcome.

Start time: 9am

Course details.

New parkrunners must pre-register with parkrunto obtain a Barcode.

More information on the flyer.

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Sunday

8 July

2018

BMAF/

England Athletics Masters Association

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

Competition for BMAF Area Clubs.

 

Norman Green Sports Centre, Blossomfield Road,

Solihull,

West Midlands

B91 1NB

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 VAC Inter-Area Team Manager: Nick Lauder

Tuesday

10 July 2018

VAC

 

Held under UKA rules. Runbritain Licence Number 2018-35080

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit: Category B

No. RWA8039-4

Courses certified accurate

Battersea Park Series

VAC Championship

5km Masters Road Race

Fourth Grand Prix event (see info in text below)

 

5 Mile Open

RACE WALK.

Guests welcome.

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

Athletes’ Instructions

 

Course Map

Start time: 7pm

Online entry preferred. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack.

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome.More info below.

Enquiries: Race Secretary

Closing date for online entry: 9 July

Entries on the day allowed

Friday 27 July 2018

SOAR

SOAR Summer Mile

 

Masters athletes are invited to attend.

London Marathon Community Track, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST

Twelve seeded one mile races. Age-graded results and prizes. Pacemakers. Website. Entry through this OpenTrack link.

Closing date:

Noon 16 July, but advised to enter asap.

Tuesday

7 August 2018

VAC

 

Held under UKA rules. Runbritain Licence Number 2018-35080

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit: Category B

No. RWA8039-5

Course certified accurate

Battersea Park Series

5 Mile Masters road race.

Fifth Grand Prix event

(see info in text below)

 

5 Mile Open

RACE WALK.

Guests welcome.

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Close to Millennium Arena

Athletes’ Instructions

 

Course Map

Start time: 7pm

Online entry preferred. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack.

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below.

Enquiries: Race Secretary

Closing date for online entry: 6 August

Entries on the day allowed

Sat/Sun

25-26 August 2018

BMAF

British Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2018

Alexander Stadium

Walsall Rd

Perry Barr Birmingham

B42 2LR

100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 5000m shortH longH 3km walk 5km walk SC LJ TJ HJ PV SP DT JT HT WT

Closing date: 12 August

Online entry via BMAF Member Login.

Wednesday

19 Sept 2018

VAC

VAC 10,000m track championships

 

Two seeded races.

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

 

First race: 6.30pm

Second race: 7.30pm. Faster runners in the first race. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack. Enquiries: Entries Secretary

Closing date:

Friday 14 Sept.

Saturday

22 Sept 2018

Gunnersbury parkrun

5km parkrun

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering.

Gunnersbury Park, South Ealing,

West London

Course details

Start time: 9am

New parkrunners must register with parkrunto obtain a Barcode.

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Saturday

29 Sept 2018

England Athletics Masters Association

 

Hosted by Eastern Masters Athletic Club

England Masters Inter Area Cross Country Challenge

 

6km cross country race.  

Nowton Park, Bury Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

IP29 5LU

VAC men’s and women’s teams. Team selection automatic. Points for first 10 Male and 10 Female club members, based on age-adjusted times. Individual entry via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack (not yet open)

Closing date:

16 Sept.

Saturday

13 October 2018

Men’s Surrey League

Division 4

Cross Country Race Match 1

(VAC Men’s team)

 

Venue to be announced.

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

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark

Saturday

17 Nov 2018

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

British & Irish Masters International Cross Country Champs.

Swansea

South Wales

England team application forms are on EAMA website. See VAC website news item.

Closing date for England applications: 3 October.

 

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 2018

 

The 2018 dates and details are:

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

·        15 May: 5 Mile road race and 5 Mile race walk

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

·        10 July: VAC Championship for 5 Km road race and non-Championship 5 Mile race walk

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

The races are held under UKA Rules (Licence Number 2018-35080), also with a Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit. Times achieved are eligible for Power of Ten profiles and Runbritain rankings and handicaps. The flat, accurately measured 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. The three lap (5 miles) and two-lap (5km) courses are shown on the Course Map.  The races take place on Tuesday evenings each month, starting at 7pm. Registration and pick-up of numbers is outside the Millennium Arena track in Battersea Park. The starts of the races are close by (see Course Map). For further information, see the Athletes’ Instructions. 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 2018

 

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 2017 by M70, Brian James.  

 

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.