Results for July 2019 on

  • Veterans AC 5M Road Race and Race Walk, 6 August 2019, Battersea Park 23-08-19
  • VAC 5,000m Championships, Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, 24 July 2019 28-07-19
  • VAC 10km road Championships, Caterham Rotary 10k, 21 July 2019 28-07-19
  • VAC Track & Field Championships, Kingsmeadow Stadium, 14 July 2019 23-07-19
  • Veterans AC 5km Road Race and Race Walk Championships, 9 July 2019, Battersea Park 23-08-19

Results for January to June 2019  here...

Veterans AC 5M Road Race and Race Walk, 6 August 2019, Battersea Park


The start: Ian Kitching (54), Darren Franks (57), Martin Murray (59) and race winner Stewart Overton (55) to the fore

 
Stewart Overton, race winner                                    
Penelope Cummings, first walker

 
Patricia Thomas ahead of Lynn Wilson                                                                      
John Foss

 
Terry O'Neill                                                                           
Penny Elliott and Sarah Allen


Ealing, Southall & Middlesex club mates: Martin Daoud, Patricia Thomas, Lynn Wilson, Carol Jones, Martin Wilson

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5M Road Race
Race Position Time Bib No. Name Age Group Age Gp Position VAC, BMAF or Guest First Claim Club
1 27:35 55 Stewart Overton M35 1 EMAC North Herts Road Runners
2 27:51 56 Tony Tuohy M55 1 VAC Dulwich Runners AC
3 27:56 59 Martin Murray M50 1 NEMAA New Marske Harriers Club
4 28:25 53 Ben Duncan M40 1 OPEN Haywards Heath Harriers
5 28:33 47 Jonathan Ratcliffe M50 2 SCVAC Herne Hill Harriers
6 29:03 50 Matt Woodman M40 2 Guest Orion Harriers
7 31:02 63 Denis Gorman M40 3 NIMAA London Frontrunners
8 31:34 57 Darren Franks M50 3 VAC Hercules Wimbledon AC
9 31:45 73 John Foss M60 1 VAC South London Harriers
10 31:48 54 Ian Kitching M65 1 VAC South London Harriers
11 31:54 51 Martin Daoud M55 2 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
12 32:45 46 Terry O'Neill M65 2 VAC Belgrave Harriers
13 32:54 75 Simon Reid M40 4 OPEN City of Sheffield & Dearne AC
14 33:17 49 Tom Cheetham M50 4 VAC Hercules Wimbledon AC
15 34:14 79 Rohan Alexander M50 5 Guest Ilford AC
16 34:24 62 Peter Giles M75 1 VAC Hercules Wimbledon AC
17 36:03 58 Ian O'Donnell M40 5 OPEN Massey Ferguson RC
18 37:06 61 Patricia Thomas W50 1 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
19 37:07 64 Lynn Wilson W60 1 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
20 37:26 71 Lisa Watson W45 1 Guest Ealing Eagles
21 38:21 76 Liam O'Hare M70 1 VAC Barnet & District AC
22 38:49 60 Carol Jones W60 2 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
23 39:49 48 Norbert Weber M40 6 SWVAC South West Veterans AC
24 39:56 80 David Hallson M65 3 Guest Road Runners Club
25 40:13 78 Sarah Knox W45 2 SVHC Victoria Park Harriers & TH AC
26 40:55 74 Piers Keenleyside M60 2 Guest Ealing Eagles
27 41:22 45 Sarah Allen W55 1 VAC Herne Hill Harriers
28 41:29 44 Penny Elliott W75 1 VAC Waverley Harriers
29 41:31 70 Kevin Pedley M65 4 Guest Windle Valley
30 42:35 65 Martin Wilson M65 5 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
31 44:24 77 John Grigg M65 6 VAC Fulham Running Club
32 46:54 68 Maurice Marchant M70 2 VAC Tonbridge AC
33 48:25 69 Michael Leigh M75 2 Guest Hercules Wimbledon AC
34 50:06 43 Joe Aspinall M80 1 VAC Veterans AC
35 53:19 67 Peter Torre M75 3 VAC Veterans AC
36 54:05 52 Edwin Bartlett M75 4 VAC Veterans AC

The age graded results for VAC members are here . Penny Elliott, W75, topped the table with a percentage age-graded performance of 93.89%, followed by Tony Tuohy, M55, with 91.62%.

After four fixtures, Penny Elliott also tops the Grand Prix table, with a best-of-three average of 92.82%, followed by Peter Giles with 89.70%. Here is the summary table.

5 mile Race Walk
Category B
Race Permit No: RWA9041-4

The fourth fixture of the season had a lower than expected attendance on a moderately sunny evening giving an ideal temperature for racing once again.

Penelope Cummings from AFD followed up her 5k win from the previous meeting and had another success in a time only a few seconds outside her PB from a few years ago.

The remainder of the field achieved times in line with present form.

1 Penelope Cummings W40 AFD 45:57
2 Mark Culshaw (G)   M50 Belgrave 47:44
3 Stefano Zennaro (G)   M45 Belgrave 48:40
4 David Hoben  M65 Surrey WC 57:30
5 Paul King M65 Belgrave 59:26
DNF Peter Hannell M75 Surrey WC
DNF Kevin Burnett (G) M80 Surrey WC

Officials:
Clerks of Course: Dennis Williams, Andy Murray
Starter: Dennis Williams
Timekeepers: David Harris, Cate Berry
Recorders: Ian Isherwood, Carl Lawton, Tom Richards
Walk Judge: Shaun Lightman
Entries: David Hoben, Maggie Statham, Cate Berry
Marshals: Martin Berry, Maggie Statham
Drinks station: Alison Jones
Results: David Hoben, Maggie Statham, Cate Berry
Photography: Cliff Hide
First Aid: Alison Jones

 


VAC 5,000m Championships, Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, 24 July 2019


 
Start of Race Three: David Robinson (54), Race winner, takes the lead


VAC President, Peter Torre, presents trophies to VAC Men's Champion, Ian Johnston, and Women's Champion, Lucy Woolhouse


John Herbert, winner of Race 1                                       Matthew Munro (32), winner of Race 2 


Lucy Woolhouse, first woman                                                   Jim Brown (66), winner of Race 4


Start of Race Four
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Here are the results of the four races

Here are the results for the four races showing individual times, lap times and age category positions.

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VAC 10km road Championships, Caterham Rotary 10k, 21 July 2019


Caroline Wood (SCVAC), Jane Georghiou, Ros Tabor, Malcom Davies, Helen Davies, Tony Tuohy, Helen Pool, Maggie Statham

Eighteen VAC members took part in the Caterham Rotary 10k which was well supported by Masters athletes as it had been designated as one of the qualifying races for selection for the England team for the annual Masters International cross country match to be held in November near Southport. It was also the VAC 10k road championships. The weather was fine and warm. The single lap course on pleasant country roads around Redhill aerodrome was relentlessly undulating and many found it tough.

VAC had four runners in the top ten, and seven in the top twenty. Andrew Mitchell was the first VAC finisher in fifth place in the race, and first M50, with a chip time of 34:57. Only 15 seconds behind was Richard Tomlinson in 7th place and second M50. Tony Tuohy (M55), David Ogden (M60) and Peter Giles (M75) all won their age groups.

The first VAC woman was Helen Pool who was the fourth woman in the race and first W45 in a time of 42:49. Jo Quantrill (W60) and Jane Georghiou (W65) won their age groups.

The first VAC woman was Helen Pool who was the fourth woman in the race and first W45 in a time of 42:49. Jo Quantrill (W60) and Jane Georghiou (W65) won their age groups.

Here are the Full Results.

VAC MEMBER TIME 1ST CLAIM CLUB VAC MEDAL
Andrew Mitchell 34:57 Thames Valley Harriers 1st M50
Richard Tomlinson 35:12 Medway & Maidstone AC 2nd M50
Paul Gilbert 36:25 Wycombe Phoenix AC 1st M45
Tony Tuohy 37:22 Dulwich Runners 1st M55
David Ogden 37:28 South London Harriers 1st M60
David Moore 38:30 Dorking & Mole Valley 3rd M50
Malcolm Davies 40:14 Stragglers 4th M50
Helen Pool 42:49 Reading Roadrunners 1st W45
Peter Giles 44:17 Hercules Wimbledon 1st M75
Sarah Williams 44:50 VAC 2nd W45
Helen Davies 44:53 Stragglers 3rd W45
Lloyd Bevan 46:15 Serpentine RC 2nd M55
Jo Quantrill 47:47 South London Harriers 1st W60
Soraya Bux 50:03 Handy Cross Runners 1st W40
Jane Georghiou 50:11 Farnham Runners 1st W65
Ros Tabor 50:47 Dulwich Runners 2nd W65
Maggie Statham 52:40 Holland Sports AC 3rd W65
Andy Murray 56:41 Dulwich Runners 1st M65

 


VAC Track & Field Championships, Kingsmeadow Stadium, 14 July 2019


Dion Panambalana, Pat Logan and Donald Brown, 100m

 
Peter Wishart, Shot                                              
Joan Trimble and Helen Godsell, 100m

 
Andrew Waddington, Javelin                                          
Rob Sibley, 100m Hurdles

 
Helen Davies, 800m                                                  
Catkin Shelley (126) and Anna Garnier, 1500m


Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (107) and Brian Shave, M80s, 1500m

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Full results

Awards Summary

Thank you to all the competitors, officials and helpers for contributing to the VAC Championships and making the events run smoothly and the atmosphere friendly and supportive. Medals were awarded on the day but there were some delays. If you were unable to wait, and would like your medals, please contact the Entries Secretary (entries@vetsac.org.uk).   


Veterans AC 5km Road Race and Race Walk Championships, 9 July 2019, Battersea Park


The start

 
Richard Tomlinson, race winner, leads Robin Jones and Ian Johnston                                       
Hannah Roberts, first woman

 
Penelope Cummings, VAC walk champion                                                            
Lucy Woolhouse

 
Bob Bradbury, top ranked M65                                                              
Peter Giles

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We are sorry to report that we have reviewed the lay out of the 5km course and discovered that a mistake was made in positioning the start and finish lines. As a consequence, the course was short by around 50 metres and did not conform exactly to the map provided by our official course measurer. The race cannot therefore retain its full UKA licence and the times achieved are not valid for the runbritain rankings, although the results will still appear on Power of Ten. The VAC Championship awards and medals are not affected. We are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again, including double checks and clearer documentation. 

5km Road Race
Race Position Time Name Age Group Age Gp Position VAC Medal BMAF/Guest Medal First Claim Club
1 16:28 Richard Tomlinson M50 1 Gold Medway & Maidstone AC
2 16:39 Robin Jones M45 1 Gold Herne Hill Harriers
3 16:43 Ian Johnston M50 2 Silver Veterans AC
4 16:51 Martin Murray M50 3 Bronze New Marske Harriers Club
5 16:55 Terry Booth M50 4 Bronze Guildford & Godalming AC
6 17:05 Sam Rahman M35 1 Gold Ilford AC
7 17:07 Jonathan Ratcliffe M50 5 Herne Hill Harriers
8 17:10 Bob Bradbury M65 1 Gold Woking AC
9 17:32 Matthew Woodman M40 1 Gold Orion Harriers
10 17:43 Gavin Mackay M45 2 Silver Petts Wood Runners
11 17:44 Matthew Munro M40 2 Gold Herne Hill Harriers
12 17:48 Stephen Philcox M50 6 Ilford AC
13 17:49 Chris de Mauny M35 2 Silver Walton AC
14 17:54 Graham Smith M45 3 Bronze St Albans Striders
15 17:59 Gareth Morris M35 3 Bronze Wycombe Phoenix
16 18:24 Denis Gorman M40 3 Bronze London Frontrunners
17 18:25 Malcolm Davies M50 7 The Stragglers Running Club
18 18:32 Graeme Drysdale M50 8 Striders of Croydon
19 18:38 James Ward M40 4 Silver Herne Hill Harriers
20 18:47 Paul Mccrone M50 8 Kent AC
21 18:50 Philip Cross M55 1 Gold Woking AC
22 19:01 Darren Franks M50 9 Hercules Wimbledon AC
23 19:09 Martin Daoud M55 2 Silver Ealing Southall & Midd AC
24 19:29 Hannah Roberts W35 1 Gold Petts Wood Runners
25 19:39 Lucy Woolhouse W55 1 Gold Veterans AC
26 19:42 Tom Cheetham M50 10 Hercules Wimbledon AC
27 19:45 Helen Pool W45 1 Gold Reading Roadrunners
28 19:55 Richard Pitt M65 2 Gold Thames Hare & Hounds
29 19:57 Nigel Burnell M60 1 Gold Veterans AC
30 20:01 Peter Hall M60 2 Silver West 4 Harriers
31 20:12 Terry O'Neill M65 3 Silver Belgrave Harriers
32 20:28 Peter Giles M75 1 Gold Hercules Wimbledon AC
33 20:54 Helen Davies W45 2 Silver The Stragglers Running Club
34 20:58 Julian Spencer-Wood M65 4 Bronze Kent AC
35 21:01 Tony Harran M55 3 Bronze Herne Hill Harriers
36 21:45 Carlie Qirem W35 2 Gold Ilford AC
37 21:49 Patricia Thomas W50 1 Gold Ealing Southall & Midd AC
38 21:55 Pippa Major W50 2 Silver South London Harriers
39 21:55 Cliff Cole M60 3 Bronze Veterans AC
40 21:57 Lloyd Bevan M55 4 Serpentine
41 22:02 Jim Brown M70 1 Gold Woking AC
42 22:19 Lynn Wilson W60 1 Gold Ealing Southall & Midd AC
43 22:27 Andrew Gardiner M60 4 Kent AC
44 22:31 Ian McCarthy M60 5 Cambridge Harriers
45 22:43 Soraya Bux W40 1 Gold Handy Cross Runners
46 22:52 Anthony Young M50 11 Ilford AC
47 23:23 Liam O'Hare M70 2 Silver Barnet & District AC
48 23:36 Ian Mursell M65 5 Veterans AC
49 23:51 Carol Jones W60 2 Silver Ealing Southall & Midd AC
50 23:56 David Hallson M65 6 Road Runners Club
51 24:38 Tony Austin M60 6 Hercules Wimbledon AC
52 24:40 Piers Keenleyside M60 7 Ealing Eagles
53 25:07 Penny Elliott W75 1 Gold Waverley Harriers
54 25:11 Marion Rayner W65 1 Gold West 4 Harriers
55 25:46 Doug Milsom M80 1 Gold Hillingdon AC
56 25:55 Martin Wilson M65 7 Ealing Southall & Midd AC
57 26:25 Julia Galea W60 3 Bronze Ilford AC
58 27:03 Rob Sargent M65 8 Ilford AC
59 27:28 Richard Hammerson M75 2 Silver Reading Roadrunners
60 27:42 Cliff Collins M80 2 Silver Veterans AC
61 27:46 Karen Samuel W55 2 Silver Kent AC
62 27:54 Bill O'Connor M70 3 Bronze Queens Park Harriers
63 28:31 Maurice Marchant M70 4 Tonbridge
64 28:39 Alan Davidson M70 5 Liss Runners
65 29:34 Joe Aspinall M80 3 Bronze Veterans AC
66 32:27 Edwin Bartlett M70 6 Veterans AC
67 32:28 Ann Bath W70 1 Gold 26.2 Road Runners Club
68 32:41 Peter Torre M75 3 Bronze Veterans AC
69 35:31 Richard Pitcairn-Knowles M85 1 Gold Sevenoaks AC
70 43:47 Brian Shave M85 2 Silver Herne Hill Harriers

The age graded results for VAC members are here . They have been adjusted to take account of the short course. Penny Elliott, W75, topped the table with a percentage age-graded performance of 90.79%, followed by Peter Giles, M75, with 90.69%.

5k Race Walk Championships
Category B
Race Permit No: RWA9041-3

The third fixture of the season had an attendance in line with past experience on a cloudy evening giving an ideal temperature for racing once again.

There had been many VAC 5k championships previously in conjunction with other organisers’ races, but this first stand-alone event made Penelope Cummings from AFD a new VAC championship winner.

Runner up Dan Maskell from Surrey Walking Club won for the men and continued his success from the 5 mile championships the previous month.

The overall winner for the second month running was Belgrave’s Stefano Zennaro, who also chopped over two minutes off his PB which is becoming a habit, more remarkable given that Stefano does not come from a running or walking background.

Maureen Noel also from Belgrave and Tom Casserley did their usual respectable times; a personal best from Tom by about 20 seconds.

RESULTS
1 Stefano Zennaro (G)   M45 Belgrave 26:42
2 Penelope Cummings [1] W40 AFD 28:14
3 Maureen Noel [1] W55 Belgrave 32:04
4 Dan Maskell [1] M70 Surrey WC 32:22
5 Tom Casserley [1] M80 Enfield 34:18
6 David Hoben [1]    M65 Surrey WC 34:55
7 Paul King [2] M65 Belgrave 35:03
8 Shaun Lightman [1] M75 Surrey WC 37:12
DNF Peter Hannell M75 Surrey WC

Square brackets denote championship placing

Officials:
Clerk of Course: Dennis Williams
Starter: Dennis Williams
Timekeepers: Don Turner, Cate Berry
Recorders: Carl Lawton, Ian Isherwood, Andy Murray, Anna Garnier
Walk Judge: John Hall
Entries: David Hoben, Maggie Statham, Anna Garnier
Marshal: Martin Berry
Drinks station: Alison Jones
Results: David Hoben, Maggie Statham, Anna Garnier, Cate Berry
Photography: Cliff Hide
First Aid: Alison Jones