Spring, Summer and Autumn 2019 Fixtures

 

Date

Organiser

Race/Event

Venue

Entry

Entry Closing Date

Sunday

26 May 2019

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 via Westminster Mile official website.

Closing date

5pm

17 May.

Sunday

2 June 2019

Dorking & Mole Valley AC

The Dorking 10

Also the British Masters 10 Mile Road Championships and the VAC 10 Mile Championships

Race HQ: Dorking Rugby Club, Kiln Ln, Brockham, Betchworth RH3 7LZ

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack

Start time 9am.

Details.

Closing date

19 May.

Sunday

2 June

2019

Surrey and Sussex County Athletic Associations

Surrey and Sussex County Masters Championships

Also Open Masters Meeting

Kingsmeadow Stadium,

Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames

KT1 3PB

Entry is £7 per event. All Masters welcome.

Event info.

Enter online at OpenTrack

Closing date 12 noon,

18 May

NO LATE ENTRIES

NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY

Saturday

8 June

2019

Old Deer Park parkrun

5km parkrun

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering.

Old Deer Park, Richmond upon Thames.

The start is close to the A316 and the Pools in the Park. Details

Start time: 9am

New parkrunners must register with parkrunto obtain a Barcode.

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Tuesday

11 June 2019

(Also 9 July, 6 Aug and 27 Aug)

VAC

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762

With Race Walking Association Permit 9041-2 (Category B)

New Course

Certified accurate.

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

VAC 5M Championships

Second 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 10 June.

Entries on the day accepted.

Saturday

22 June 2019

VAC

 

RWA Permit applied for.

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

Start time: 12.30pm

Entry fee: £5

Entries on the day: £7

 

Enquiries: David Hoben

Entry in advance preferred.

 

Entries on the day accepted

Saturday

6 July

2019

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 VAC Inter-Area Team Manager: Nick Lauder

Saturday

6 July

2019

Bushy parkrun

Usual 5km parkrun, open to all.

Also featuring the third annual Octogenarian gathering and celebration.

Bushy Park

Teddington. Meet at the eastern end of car park. Look out for the sign “80 AND OVER. MEET HERE!”.

Start time: 9am

Course details.

Octogenarians and supporters are welcome. Enquiries: Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (rppk@btinternet.com)

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Tuesday

9 July 2019 (Also 6 Aug and 27 Aug)

VAC

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762

With Race Walking Association Permit 9041-3 (Category B)

New Course

Certified accurate.

Battersea Park Summer Series

5km Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

VAC 5km Championships

Third Grand Prix event (see info in text below)

Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Register outside Millennium Arena

 

Start time: 7pm

Enter via Member Race Information

Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack

Masters guests welcome.

Enquiries: Entries Secretary

Online entry by 8 July.

Entries on the day accepted.

Sunday

14 July 2019

VAC

VAC Track & Field Championships

Kingsmeadow Stadium,

Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames

KT1 3PB

Medals in five- year age groups.

Open to all BMAF members. Entry via OpenTrack, not yet open.

Closing date

30 June.

Sunday

21 July 2019

Nicework/Rotary Club of Caterham

Caterham Rotary 10k

Also VAC 10k road championships.

Qualifying race for British & Irish Masters Cross Country Champs.

Redhill Aerodrome

Redhill, Surrey

RH1 5YP

9am start

See Caterham Rotary 10k websitefor details and entry. VAC medals in 5-year age groups. Members should inform VAC Entries Secwhen they enter.

Online entry up until race day.

Wednesday 24 July 2019

VAC

VAC 5,000m track championships

 

Four seeded races. Limit of 20 runners in each race.

Details.

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

 

Open to all BMAF members. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrackIf the overall limit of 80 is reached prior to the closing date, contact Entries Secretaryto go on the wait-list

Closing date

17 July or earlier if limit is reached

Tuesday

6 August 2019

VAC

Held under UKA rules. Licence 2019-3762

With Race Walking Association Permit 9041-4 (Category B)

New Course

Certified accurate.

Battersea Park Summer Series

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.

Fourth 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 5 August.

Entries on the day accepted.

Tuesday

27 August 2019

VAC

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

VAC 10,000m track championships

 

Three seeded races.

Limit of 20 runners in each race.

Details

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London

SW11 4NJ

Open to all BMAF members. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack. If the overall limit of 60 is reached prior to the closing date, contact Entries Secretaryto go on the wait-list

Closing date:

11 Sept or earlier if limit is reached

Saturday

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 parkrunto obtain a Barcode.

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode)

Saturday

28 Sept 2019

England Athletics Masters Association

 

 

England Masters Inter Area Cross Country Challenge

6km cross country races.  Points for first 10 Male and 10 Female club members, based on age-adjusted times.

Venue to be announced

VAC men’s and women’s teams. Team selection automatic. Individual entry via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack

Closing date: 22 Sept

Saturday

12 October 2019

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

9 Nov

2019

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

Saturday

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.