Results for July 2019 on

  • Men’s Surrey League Cross Country, Richmond Park, 12 October 2019 14-10-19
  • Clapham Common parkrun 21 September 2019 26-09-19 
  • European Masters Athletics Championships, Jesolo, Italy 5-15 September 2019 23-09-19 
  • VAC 10,000 Championships, Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, 18 September 2019 23-09-19 
  • VAC Battersea Park Snow Cup Grand Prix 2019 2-09-19 
  • Veterans AC 5M Road Race and Race Walk, 27 August 2019, Battersea Park 2-09-19 
  • 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... 

Men’s Surrey League Cross Country, Richmond Park, 12 October 2019


The start of the combined Division 3/4 race


Gary Ironmonger (1821)

 
Gary Budinger (1811)                                                           
Ian Strong
Above photos by Fiona de Mauny

There was an excellent turn out of VAC men for the Surrey League’s opening match at Richmond Park. The 5M, undulating, two-lap Isabella Plantation course was tough enough without incessant rain but this did not deter the 324 finishers in the combined Division 3/4 race. VAC achieved a magnificent fifth place out of 12 teams in Division Four, our highest position for several years. The result was due to having fast men high up in the field and strength in the middle.

VAC were led home by first-timer, Chris Beecham (M50) who placed a fantastic fifth in the Division, followed by Gary Ironmonger (M55) in 12th. Bruce McLaren (M50), another welcome newcomer, was our third finisher, followed by Ian Kitching, Tony Harran and Darren Franks within the next minute. Great packing! The team was closed by good runs from Andy Mitchelson, Lloyd Bevan, Gary Budinger and Andy Murray, with Ian Strong in support.

Unfortunately, there was some misfortune too. Carey Gray, ever-present for the last seven complete seasons, got stuck in horrendous traffic coming from Oxfordshire and arrived after the start. Similarly, Liam O’Hare was late and set off in chase four minutes after the hooter had blown. Unluckiest of all was Tony Austin who tripped on a tree root and fell heavily on his shoulder. He was helped by Liam who had caught up with him, and the two of them valiantly finished the race, taking the last places. Tony’s injury was later diagnosed as a fracture. We wish him well.

Thanks go to Paddy Clark, the VAC team manager, for his organisation and encouragement, and for providing the very welcome gazebo to protect the runners and kit from the heavy rain.

VAC Placings, Division Four, Richmond Park
Pos. Time Name Age Group
5 32:02 Chris Beecham M50
12 32:56 Gary Ironmonger M55
34 36:46 Bruce McLaren M50
36 36:49 Ian Kitching M65
46 37:34 Tony Harran M55
52 37:48 Darren Franks M50
92 41:33 Andy Mitchelson M50
93 41:39 Lloyd Bevan M55
107 43:23 Gary Budinger M55
118 47:14 Andy Murray M65
128 53:31 Ian Strong M55
129 53:56 Tony Austin M60
130 53:58 Liam O'Hare M70
130 finishers (324 in combined race)
Division Four Team Results at Richmond Park
1 Barnes Runners 320
2 Tri Surrey 426
3 Lingfield Runners 446
4 Collingwood 502
5 VAC 558
6 Holland Sports AC 568
7 British Airways 602
8 Elmbridge 623.5
9 Horley Harriers 639.5
10 Epsom Oddballs 795.5
11 Windrush 864.5
12 Sutton & District AC 915

The full results are on the Surrey League website

 


Clapham Common parkrun 21 September 2019


Maggie Statham, Andy Murray, Liam O'Hare, Ros Tabor, William Fordham, Martin Garrett, Bruce McLaren, Trevor Solomon, Mike Mann, Alan Davidson

On what may well have been the last hot day of summer, we had a good turnout of 10 members enjoying the early morning sunshine on Clapham Common. With 760 finishers, the first kilometre over stony and dusty surfaces was congested, and it was necessary to take care to avoid tree roots and low hanging branches, but the field spread out thereafter. Ros Tabor set a new W70 age group record for the parkrun to accompany the W65 record she already holds. She also achieved the highest age-graded performance on the day.

Name Time Age Group Age Grading First Claim Club
Bruce McLaren 20:50 M50 71.92% Ranelagh Harriers
Trevor Solomon 23:14 M70 75.90% VAC
Mike Mann 23:50 M70 74.90% Dulwich Runners
Liam O'Hare 24:47 M70 72.02% Barnet & District
Ros Tabor 25:05 W70 88.77% Dulwich Runners
Maggie Statham 25:31 W65 81.91% Holland Sports AC
William Fordham 25:33 M65 66.86% Waverley Harriers
Andy Murray 26:39 M65 63.54% Dulwich Runners
Martin Garrett 27:55 M65 60.06% Sudbury Court RC
Alan Davidson 31:22 M70 57.65% Liss Runners
(760 finishers)

 


 European Masters Athletics Championships, Jesolo, Italy 5-15 September 2019 


Ros Tabor at Caorle cross country

 
Portugese marathon legend Rosa Mota at xc with VAC member Steve Smythe, Clare Elms leading the 1500m at Eraclea track

The latest European Championships followed those at Aarhus two years ago. This time the venue was the flat coastal area just east of Venice, with three tracks being used at Lido di Jesolo, Eraclea (10k away) and Caorle (another 20k further away). Whilst the organisers provided transport it was only for those buying expensive season tickets. Public buses were available but slower and with confusing timetables as we entered the autumn schedules. Seemingly to please the relevant three mayors, events were split evenly between the venues over a long time period, meaning that each often had only a half day’s events... so much head-scratching was needed each day as athletes and spectators tried to work out how to get to races and where would be good to spectate. With spectators and athletes spread out so much the atmosphere was good but not as lively as at previous championships.

Multi eventers and then field eventers were first to start. The first main track finals were the 1500m, held for men at Jesolo, women at Eraclea on a warm Saturday evening. The next day saw much worse weather, with the cross countries going ahead in showers but lengthy thunderstorms then disrupting later events and standing water creating problems in and out of stadia. From Monday onward the weather was increasingly fine and sunny, allowing us to appreciate between events the beaches, cafes and restaurants of this popular Northern Adriatic resort area. Many people visited Venice by bus and boat on at least the Tuesday rest day. Road walks were held in warm conditions near the Eraclea track. On the final weekend were team relays, 4x100m, then 4x 400m and road races of 10k and half-marathon, the latter a team event.

Athlete of the games was VAC’s Clare Elms, who won five individual golds, a team gold and an individual silver. Ian Richards won five walks golds, three individual and two team.

The next European championships outdoors will be in Tampere, Finland in 2020. Other forthcoming championships are listed on the BMAF website.

Report by Andy Murray

VAC Gold Medal Winners, i.e. European Champions

Women 40: Zoe Doyle 1500m
                    Susie McCloughlin team 4x100m

Women 50: Lisa Thomas 2000m steeplechase

Women 55: Clare Elms 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m, 10k, XC, team XC.

Women 70: Ros Tabor 1500m, W65 4x400m

Men 45: Simon Baines 10k

Men 55: Andrew Ridley 800m
                Ben Reynolds team half-marathon

Men 70: Ian Richards 5000m walk, 10k walk, 20k walk, team 10k walk, team 20k walk.

 


VAC 10,000 Championships, Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, 18 September 2019

 
Ben Goddard (46), overall winner, leads Aaron Burgess                                     A
aron Burgess, VAC Champion

 
Terry Booth, M50 Gold                                                  
 Sam Holland, M40 Gold


Race 2 start

 
Andy Bowen, Race 2 winner                                                          
 Sue McDonald, first VAC

 
Kay Trinder (40), Helen Pool (36)                                                                 
  Joanne Burkett

 
Robert Nagorski, Race 1 winner                                                            
  Caroline Helder, first W55

 
Rhiannon Needham, Andy Mitchelson                        
 Bill O'Connor, Alan Davidson and Joe Aspinall

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Here are the results of the three 10,000m races.

Here are the results by age category.

 



VAC Battersea Park Snow Cup Grand Prix 2019

 
Penny Elliott, Snow Cup winner
 Peter Giles, 2nd place
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Congratulations to Penny Elliott (W75) the worthy winner of the Battersea Park Grand Prix with an excellent average age grading of 92.86%. Penny competed in all five Battersea Park races and her best 5 mile time of 41:29 set a new VAC W75 5M record, beating Pam Jones's W75 best of 43:03 set in 2012. Penny tops the runbritain W75 rankings for 5M and 5km. Peter Giles, new to the M75 age group, was second with an average of 89.81%. Peter also broke the VAC M75 5M record and tops the runbritain rankings for 5M. Lynn Wilson, W60, was third with 85.00%.

Twenty one VAC members qualified for the 2019 competition. To be eligible, members had to register times in at least three of the five road races. The person with the highest average of his or her three best age-graded performances is awarded the Snow Cup, a beautiful trophy which dates to 1950.

Thanks go to all the VAC members and guest runners who competed in the five races over the summer. A summary of the age-graded performances for each VAC member who ran at Battersea in 2019 is here. The series resumes in April 2020.

Snow Cup League Table, Battersea Park Road Race Grand Prix 2019
Pos. VAC Member's Name Age-graded %* Age Grp. Club
Avg. best 3 races
1 Penny Elliott 92.86 W75 Waverley Harriers
2 Peter Giles 89.81 M75 Hercules Wimbledon
3 Lynn Wilson 85.00 W60 Ealing Southall & Midd
4 Terry Booth 84.77 M50 Guildford & Godalming AC
5 Terry O'Neill 83.99 M65 Belgrave Harriers
6 Robin Jones 83.16 M45 Herne Hill Harriers
7 Martin Daoud 79.44 M55 Ealing Southall & Midd
8 Carol Jones 79.06 W60 Ealing Southall & Midd
9 Peter Hall 77.97 M60 West 4 Harriers
10 Doug Milsom 77.51 M80 Hillingdon AC
11 Darren Franks 77.43 M50 Hercules Wimbledon
12 Patricia Thomas 77.24 W55 Ealing Southall & Midd
13 Liam O'Hare 76.21 M70 Barnet & District
14 Tom Cheetham 74.50 M50 Hercules Wimbledon
15 Joe Aspinall 71.00 M80 VAC
16 Richard Pitcairn-Knowles 70.86 M85 Sevenoaks AC
17 Sarah Allen 70.83 W55 Herne Hill Harriers
18 Maurice Marchant 61.37 M70 Tombridge AC
19 John Grigg 60.64 M65 Fulham Running Club
20 Alan Davidson 58.36 M70 Liss Runners
21 Ed Bartlett 56.39 M75 VAC
* Age grading based on actual age, using World Masters Athletics Road age-grading calculator 2015.


 


 Veterans AC 5M Road Race and Race Walk, 27 August 2019, Battersea Park

 
Chasing pack: Robbie Cox, Jonathan Ratcliffe, Robin Jones, Matthew Munro

 
Andrew Mitchell, race winner
 Helen Taranowski, first woman

 
Dave Annetts, race walk winner
 Maureen Noel, race walk

 
Tom Cheetham
 Karen Samuel

 
Dave Cox
 Edwin Bartlett, ever-present

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Race winner, Andrew Mitchell, was only five seconds short of the M50 course record on a hot evening in the busy park. He clocked 27:34 to finish well ahead of the chasing pack of six "28 minute" men which was led by Matthew Munro, closely followed by Rich Berry, making a welcome return to racing. Helen Taranowski was the first woman in a fast time of 32:49.

Here are the age-graded results for VAC members. Penny Elliott once again topped the table with an impressive percentage of 90.90%.

This was the final fixture of the 2019 series. Thank you to all who took part, especially the five VAC members who competed in all five races: Joe Aspinall, Edwin Bartlett, Tom Cheetham, Penny Elliott and Terry O'Neill. Thanks also to our reliable and trusty team of officials, helpers and marshals.

5M Road Race
Race Position Time Bib No. Name Age Group Age Gp Position VAC, BMAF or Guest First Claim Club
1 27:34 176 Andrew Mitchell M50 1 VAC Thames Valley Harriers
2 28:09 175 Matthew Munro M40 1 VAC Herne Hill Harriers
3 28:16 178 Rich Berry M45 1 VAC West 4 Harriers
4 28:21 153 Ben Hurley M40 2 VAC Belgrave Harriers
5 28:39 145 Jonathan Ratcliffe M50 2 SCVAC Herne Hill Harriers
6 28:50 179 Riel Carol M45 2 OPEN Clapham Chasers
7 28:51 152 Robbie Cox M35 1 Guest Woodford Green with EL
8 29:18 173 Robin Jones M45 3 VAC Herne Hill Harriers
9 30:04 146 Terry Booth M50 3 VAC Guildford & Godalming AC
10 30:45 154 Martin Carmack M45 4 Guest Serpentine Runners
11 31:12 177 Andy Bowen M50 4 VAC West 4 Harriers
12 31:19 171 Gavin Mackay M45 5 VAC Petts Wood Runners
13 31:28 180 David Cox M65 1 VAC Woodford Green with EL
14 31:42 167 Gerbrand Alkema M40 3 Guest Ealing Eagles Running Club
15 31:52 149 Darren Franks M50 5 VAC Hercules Wimbledon AC
16 31:52 155 Ian Kitching M65 2 VAC South London Harriers
17 31:56 151 Kieran Santry M40 4 OPEN Ealing Eagles Running Club
18 32:49 157 Helen Taranowski W45 1 VAC West 4 Harriers
19 33:05 148 Tom Cheetham M50 6 VAC Hercules Wimbledon AC
20 33:35 150 Martin Daoud M55 1 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
21 34:06 181 Terry O'Neill M65 3 VAC Belgrave Harriers
22 34:43 158 Peter Hall M60 1 VAC West 4 Harriers
23 34:45 164 Peter Giles M75 1 VAC Hercules Wimbledon AC
24 35:47 160 Robert Nagorski M55 2 VAC Herne Hill Harriers
25 36:02 165 Jennifer Watt W45 2 Guest Ealing Eagles Running Club
26 36:27 162 Tony Harran M55 3 VAC Herne Hill Harriers
27 38:43 147 Michael Mann M70 1 VAC Dulwich Runners AC
28 38:49 161 Patricia Thomas W55 1 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
29 40:33 182 Ian Mursell M65 4 VAC Veterans AC
30 40:43 174 Carol Jones W60 1 VAC Ealing Southall & Midd AC
31 42:50 144 Sarah Allen W55 2 VAC Herne Hill Harriers
32 42:51 159 Penny Elliott W75 1 VAC Waverley Harriers
33 45:04 166 Doug Milsom M80 1 VAC Hillingdon AC
34 45:10 163 Norbert Weber M40 5 SWVAC South West Veterans AC
35 45:28 172 Karen Samuel W55 3 SCVAC Kent AC
36 48:55 168 Maurice Marchant M70 2 VAC Tonbridge AC
37 52:43 143 Joe Aspinall M80 2 VAC Veterans AC
38 56:24 156 Edwin Bartlett M75 2 VAC Veterans AC
39 56:30 170 Alan Davidson M70 3 VAC

Liss Runners

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

The fifth and final fixture of the season had a reasonable attendance on a very hot humid evening.

The race was convincingly won by Dave Annetts, who continued his form, improving his personal best set in April at the same fixture by about half a minute.

Belgrave’s new signing Alicia Drenda had a good result in just outside 11 minute miling in only her second race; with ever present Maureen Noel, the return of Mark Culshaw, and the newer members such as Stefano Zennaro & Maddy Shott, Belgrave team look set for the future.

Paul King was the only walker who improved on his previous race time despite the dramatic rise in temperature as he gradually regains his usual fitness.

1 David Annetts M50 N Herts RR 38:11
2 Mark Culshaw (G) M50 Belgrave/EMAC 49:27
3 Maureen Noel W55 Belgrave 54:20
4 Dan Maskell M70 Surrey WC 54:50
5 Alicia Drenda (G) W35 Belgrave 55:53
6 Tom Casserley M80 Enfield 57:07
7 Paul King M65 Belgrave 57:42
8 David Hoben M65 Surrey WC 60:13
DNF Peter Hannell M75 Surrey WC
DNF Richard Alleyne (G) M65 Unattached

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

 


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