Autumn, Winter and Spring 2019/2020 Fixtures

 

Date

Organiser

Race/Event

Venue

Entry

Entry Closing Date

Saturday

21 Dec 2019

South of the Thames Cross Country Association

(VAC is affiliated to the SOTCCA)

SOTCCA Championships

7.5 miles.

(VAC team – First Claim members only)

Lloyd Park Coombe Road, Croydon

CR0 5RA

Start time: 2pm

1st Claim VAC only

Names to

Entries Secretary
by 11 Dec for VAC team entry.

Closing date for VAC team

11 Dec

Saturday

11 Jan

2020

Men’s Surrey League

Division 4

Cross Country Race Match 3

(VAC Men’s team)

 

Oxshott Woods

Oxshott

KT22 0TA

Close to Oxshott Railway Station

Start time: 2.30pm.

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

18 Jan

2020

VAC

VAC Cross Country Championships and Masters Open race (approx. 7km)

 

Men and women run together.

5 year age bands.

Medals for first three VAC/BMAF finishers in each age category

 

Wimbledon Common (Camp View end) SW19 4UL. Location and course map

After race: refreshments and awards at Belgrave Hall Denmark Road, SW19 4PG

Start time: 2pm

Cost £4 for VAC/BMAF area club members. Masters guests welcome: cost £5. UKA Permit: entrants must be registered with England Athletics. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack

Online entry preferred but entry on day accepted

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

15 Feb

2020

Canons Park parkrun

5km parkrun

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering.

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

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 (not yet open)

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 (not yet open)

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.

VAC members apply to caretaker team managers at tfsec@vetsac.org.uk. Expected events are 60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 60m H, 2K walk, HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, 4x200m relays.

Team selections made in advance. Gaps can be filled close to the event.

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 (not yet open)

Closing date

21 Feb.

Saturday

14 March

2020

BMAF

British Masters Open Cross Country Championships

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

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack (not yet open)

Closing date

28 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

(Other dates are 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 (Other dates are 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 15 May

Tuesday

9 Jun 2020

Other dates are 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.

 

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.