Summer and Autumn 2020 Fixtures  

NOTE POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS 

 

Date 

Organiser 

Race/Event 

Venue 

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Saturday 

4 April 2020 

VAC 

RWA Race Permit Accurately measured course 

POSTPONED TO 10 OCTOBER (To be confirmed)  

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  

Entries suspended 

Sunday  

19 April 2020 

West 4 Harriers 

 

POSTPONED 

Possible  rescheduling in 2020. 

 

 

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  

Info on West 4 Harriers website.  

Organisers working to fix a new date in Autumn 2020. If not possible, entrants would get a discount on the 2021 event.  

Entries suspended 

Sunday  

24 May 2020  

Vitality Westminster Mile events 

POSTPONED 

Possible  rescheduling in 2020. 

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 find an alternative date in Autumn 2020. Entries would be transferred. Details Vitality Masters Mile website.  

Entries suspended 

Saturday 

6 June 2020  

VAC  

POSTPONED TO 24 OCTOBER (To be confirmed)  

Jack Fitzgerald Memorial race walks (approx. 3 miles and 6 miles road).  

Seniors/Juniors/Vets. 

Category “B”.  

Open event.  

Tilgate Park, Crawley. 

 

Start time: 12.30pm 

Entry form to follow. 

Enquiries: David Hoben  

Entries suspended 

Sunday  

21 June 2020 

Ranelagh Harriers 

CANCELLED  

Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k 

 

Also the VAC 10km Championships 

Race HQ, Kew and Ham Sports Association,  

The race will not be rescheduled this year. Further info: 

Ranelagh Harriers website  

 

Saturday  

4 July  

2020 

Bushy parkrun 

Parkruns suspended. 

Further info: 

Parkrun COVID 19 blog  

Usual 5km parkrun, open to all.  

Also featuring the fourth 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

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

 

Sunday  

12 July  

2020 

BMAF/ 

England Athletics Masters Association 

CANCELLED  

British Masters Outdoor Track & Field Inter Area Challenge  

Competition for BMAF Area Clubs.  

 

Coventry Athletics Track, 98 Frilsham Way,  

Coventry  

CV4 8AH 

Men & Women  

35-49, 50-59,  

60-69, 70+. 

 

 

Wednesday 15 July 2020  

VAC 

CANCELLED  

VAC 5,000m track championships 

 

  

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

 

Tuesday  

4 August 2020 

 

VAC 

Held under UKA rules. 5M course 

certified accurate. CANCELLED  

Battersea Park Summer Series 

5 Mile Masters Road Race and Open Race Walk.  

 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

 

Wednesday  

9 September  

2020  

VAC 

CANCELLED  

VAC 10,000m track championships 

 

Three seeded races.  

 

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

 

 

Sunday  

20 September 2020 

South of England Athletic Association and VAC 

CANCELLED  

South of England Masters T&F Championships  

VAC Track & Field Championships  

 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre Meridian Way London  

N9 0AR 

 

 

Saturday 

10 October NEW DATE  

 

VAC 

Subject to RWA Race Permit.  

Subject to Risk Assessment.  

 

Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks (incorporates Enfield League 10k match) 

Cyclopark 

The Tollgate 

Wrotham Rd 

Gravesend 

Kent  

DA11 7NP 

Start time: 1pm 

All ages welcome. Accurately measured course. Distances 2.5k, 5k,10k,15k (road). Rescheduled from April 2020. 

Enquiries Dave Hoben 

Entries not yet open 

Saturday 10 October 2020 

England Athletics Masters Assoc (EAMA) with the North Midlands Cross Country League 

UNDER REVIEW 

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 

24 October 2020  

NEW DATE  

VAC  

UNDER REVIEW Subject to Risk Assessment.  

 

 

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 

Rescheduled from 6 June. 

Start time: 12.30pm 

Entry form to follow. 

Enquiries: David Hoben  

Entries not yet open 

Sunday  

8 November 

2020 

BMAF/VAC/SCVAC 

At planning stage. Subject to Risk Assessment. 

 

British Masters Indoor Track and Field meeting 

Lee Valley Athletic Centre Meridian Way London N9 0AR  

For athletes based in the south of England. Events to be decided. 

Not yet open 

Saturday 

14 November 2020 

 

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

UNDER REVIEW  

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.