Results for January 2022 on

  • Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks, Cyclopark, Gravesend, 21 May 2022 22-05-22
  • Veterans AC 5 Mile Road Race and Race Walk, 10 May 2022, Battersea Park 14-05-22 
  • Vitality Westminster Mile, VAC One Mile Championships, 1 May 2022 11-05-22 
  • Veterans AC 5km Road Race and Race Walk, 5 April 2022, Battersea Park 10-04-22 
  • EMAA Indoor Inter-Area Track & Field Challenge, Lee Valley, 13 March 2022 17-03-22 
  • East Surrey League Cross Country, Lloyd Park, 5 March 2022 16-03-22 
  • Men’s Surrey League Cross Country, Lloyd Park, 19 February 2022 22-02-22 
  • Wimbledon Common parkrun, Saturday 12 February 2022 14-02-22 
  • VAC Cross Country Championships and Masters Open race, Wimbledon Common, 22 January 2022 26-01-22 
  • Men’s Surrey League Cross Country, Richmond Park, 15 January 2022 16-01-22 

Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks, Cyclopark, Gravesend, 21 May 2022 

Veterans AC were pleased to host the seventh running of this event on a dedicated cycle circuit with its many gradients and bends, which has hosted Olympic BMX champion Beth Shriever.

In all there were 21 paid entries which was a decrease from 2021, however the number of finishers was slightly up. The weather was fine and sunny, and temperatures well above average for mid-May.

There was a moment of silence before the start in memory of long term runner and race walker Lyn Atterbury who had recently left us.

There was a new winner of the ladies 5k Amalia Cristina Silva (Belgrave Harriers) in 34:29, a new personal best, and the 5k was won by the present RWA President, Chris Hobbs (Ashford AC) in a fine time of 32:47.

The new winner of the ladies’ 10k was Melanie Peddle (Loughton AC) in 58:36, again a new PB, and her second win in a VAC event in two weeks.

There was also a new winner of the men’s 10k, Dave Walsh from EHAC in 59:02.

By far the most successful outcome was Lesley Morris (Ilford AC) who had a significant PB lopping 7 minutes off her previous time.

It was also good to see Dave Kates and the much travelled Ed Shillabeer back racing again.

7th Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks, incorporating 
Enfield Race Walking League
Cyclopark, Gravesend, 21 May 2022
Veterans AC 5k/10k road race 
Permit No: RWA22027-1 Category B
5k
F
1 Amalia Cristina Silva W55 Belgrave Harriers 34:29
2 Shaheda Arthur W60 Ilford AC 52:56
M
1 Christopher Hobbs M65 Ashford AC 32:47
2 Mark Mears M45 Unattached 34:29
3 Ron Penfold M80 Steyning AC 35:52
4 David Hoben M65 Surrey Walking Club 38:10
5 Stephen Cartwright M60 Gt Bentley Running Club 38:36
6 Edmund Shillabeer M80 Ilford AC 46:22
7 David Ainsworth M70 Ilford AC 47:42
10k
F
1 Melanie Peddle W50 Loughton AC 58:36
2 Emma Dyos W45 Ilford AC 1:02:10
3 Fiona Bishop W60 Enfield & Haringey AC 1:09:58
4 Lesley Morris W60 Ilford AC 1:10:31
Rachel Lawless W60 Ilford AC 33:01 (retired 5k)
M
1 David Walsh M60 Enfield & Haringey AC 59:02
2 Trevor Jones M65 Steyning AC 60:04
3 John Arthur M60 Ilford AC 1:03:35
4 Stuart Bennett M60 Ilford AC 1:04:45
5 Simon Morgan M50 Ilford AC 1:07:48
6 David Kates M70 Ilford AC 1:09:33
7 Christopher Flint M75 Surrey Walking Club 1:19:01
Acknowledgements
Judges: Peter Cassidy (Chief), Pauline Wilson, Elizabeth Benson, 
Simon Benson, Shaun Lightman
Starter: Ray Dzikowski
Time keeping: David Harris/Maggie Statham-Berry
Lap recording: Pam Ficken
Hospitality: Cyclopark, Gravesend
First Aid: Medical Despatch


Veterans AC 5 Mile Road Race and Race Walk, 10 May 2022, Battersea Park


The Start
 
Andy Bond Men's Champion                                                 Sue McDonald Women's Champion
 
Kate Carter 2nd Woman                                                         Andrew Perfect 2nd Man
 
Terry Booth 1st M55                                                                Pamela Whitter 1st W60
 
Lindsay Rice 1st W40                                                               Michael Johnson 1st M80
 
Fiona Bishop W60 walker                                                         Lesley Morris W60 walker

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Here are the Results of the 5 Mile Road Race, showing the medallists.

Conditions were good for the 69 finishers in the 5 Mile Championship which was run over 3.5 laps of a compact loop, taking in the Park's Carriage Drives and leafy Central Avenue. Andy Bond of Dulwich Runners won in fine style. His time of 26:03 shattered the M45 record of 26:59 for 5M courses in Battersea Park, held by Simon Baines since 2018. In second place, Andrew Perfect (M45) was also within the old record, clocking 26:22. Terry Booth (M55) was an excellent third with 28:05, eighteen seconds off Gary Ironmonger's M55 record of 27:47 set in 2018. Even closer was David Ogden (M60) whose time of 29:24 was only one second short of the long-standing record of 29:23 set by Gareth Jones in 2007. Other age group winners were Sam Jamieson (M35), Eddie Ware (M40), Martin Carmack (M50), Mike Forder (M65), Alan Davidson (M70), Peter Giles (M75) and Michael Johnson (M80).

There was an intense contest at the head of the women's race between Sue McDonald (W50) and Kate Carter (W45) with Sue winning by two seconds in a time of 30:57, only twelve seconds off her own W50 course record set in 2019. For the W60s, Pamela Whitter blazed round in 33:56, pursued relentlessly by Lucy Woolhouse who clocked 34:11. Pamela's time set a new W60 record, with both Pamela and Lucy inside Maggie Statham's record of 34:50 set in 2015. Other age group winners were Lindsay Rice (W40), Pippa Major (W55), Anna Garnier (W65) and Penny Elliott (W75).

Veterans AC 5 Mile Road Walk Championship - Battersea Park, 10 May 2022
RWA Permit No RWA22025-2
Category B

Place Name Age Group Club Time

Championship
Position

1 Melanie Peddle W50 Loughton AC/EMAC

45:50.61

 
2 Stuart Bennett M60 Ilford AC/Veterans AC

51:58.24

 1

3 Maureen Noel W55 Belgrave Harriers/Veterans AC

52:21.90

 1

4 Fiona Bishop W60 Woking AC/Veterans AC

54:35.68

 1

5 Dan Maskell W70 SyWC/Veterans AC

57:39.83

 1

6 Lesley Morris W60 Ilford AC/Veterans AC

58:22.91

 2

7 Christopher Flint M75 SyWC/Veterans AC

01:02:42.95

 1

8 Artur Olszewski M40 Veterans AC

01:03:22.40

 1

9 David Hoben M65 SyWC/Veterans AC

01:04:13.86

 1

10 Peter Hannell M75 SyWC/Veterans AC

01:05:21.40

 2

David Annetts M55 N Herts Road Runners/Veterans AC

DNS

 

The second of the VAC Battersea Park summer series had again a reasonable field, the weather was fair with some cloud cover, good racing conditions.

This was the first 5 mile walk championship for some years, the awards were presented by VAC president Anna Garnier; the course was a new one covering some 3.5 laps of the permitted park circuit.

The new overall winner was Melanie Peddle from Loughton AC, in a really good time just outside her personal best.

Stuart Bennett, Ilford AC, won the VAC championships for the men and overall, Maureen Noel (Belgrave Harriers) was second in the championships and first lady overall, both did their usual respectable times.

New VAC signing Artur Olszewski completed his first attempt at the distance in a little over the hour, going inside the hour is now a very real prospect.

It was good to see Dan Maskell, SWC back racing after a lay-off with injury.

Officials:
Race Director: Ben Noad
Clerk of Course: Dennis Williams
UKA Adjudicator and Starter: Malcolm French
Timekeepers: David Harris, Helen Davies
Recorders: Colin Harris, Ian Isherwood, Carl Lawton and Maggie Statham-Berry
Walk Judges: Shaun Lightman, Mark Culshaw
Registration: Maggie Statham-Berry, Helen Davies, Ros Tabor and David Hoben
Marshals: Joe Aspinall, Tony Austin, Martin Berry, Andy Murray, Liam O'Hare, Richard Stansfield, Ros Tabor and Dennis Williams
Lead Bike: Henry Murdoch
Results: Racing Timing Solutions
Photography: Cliff Hide
First Aid: Bespoke Medics Ltd


Vitality Westminster Mile, VAC One Mile Championships, 1 May 2022


VAC members at the Westminster Mile

At least 30 VAC members raced in the first wave of mile races at the Vitality Westminster Mile, taking in St James's park and finishing outside Buckingham Palace. Mike Cummings (M35) was first for VAC in a splendid time of 4:23. He was fifth overall in the wave and the first Masters' athlete. He was closely followed by Edward Chuck (M35) in 4:25, Chris Loudon (M35) in 4:28 and Richard McDowell (M40) in 4:32. VAC's first woman was Susan McDonald (W50) in 5:31, a time which scores a magnificent 95% age grading. VAC's oldest runner was Richard Pitcairn-Knowles who is 90 this year. He finished in 14:41 and was pleased to be faster than in 2019 when the race last took place.

Here are the results of the VAC members in the Westminster Mile

 


Veterans AC 5km Road Race and Race Walk, 5 April 2022, Battersea Park


The Start, with race winner Chris Loudon (62) and second placed Raj Paranandi (78) to the fore


Women's winner, Jenny Heymann (47), tracks Kay Sheedy (95) whilst overtaking walkers, Dave Hoben (49) and Artur Olszewski (76)

 
Chris Loudon, men's winner                                                    
Gary Towers (107), Raj Paranandi (78)

 
Jackie Balfour, 1st W60                                                          
Angela Pollitzer, W70

 
Peter Clarke (21), Danny Holeyman (50)                                                                   
Lynn Wilson, W65

 
Dave Annetts (4), walks winner, Roger Green                      
Melanie Peddle, walks women's winner

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Here are the Results of the 5 km Road Race

Road Race Report
There were 75 finishers in the first Battersea Park race of the summer series. Chris Loudon (M35) won emphatically with an impressive sub-16 minute time of 15:51. Over twenty seconds behind, Raj Paranandi (M45) edged ahead of Alex Gibbons (M45) for second and third places. Nine men went under 17 minutes in the strong, competitive field. David Ogden (M60), David Pitt (M65) and Julian Spencer-Wood (M70) achieved high-ranking age group times, whilst Michael Johnson's excellent 25:43 put him firmly at the top of Runbritain's M80 rankings for 5k for 2022.

The women's winner was Jenny Heymann (W40) from Eton Manor AC in 18:41, having tracked second-placed Kay Sheedy (W35) throughout and passing her in the closing stages. In the W60 age group, Jackie Balfour won a close contest in 20:24, followed by Pamela Whitter in 20:35 and Lucy Woolhouse in 20:51. Anna Garnier's time of 22:06 placed her at the top of Runbritain's W65 5k rankings for 2022.

Race Walk report
The first of the regular Battersea Park races had a reasonable field with fair weather, and with little breeze good racing conditions.

The course was 5k to start the season.

The men's winner was regular VAC member Dave Annetts from North Herts RR, only a few seconds slower than his personal best.

The ladies winner was Melanie Peddle from Loughton AC in another good time, both Dave and Melanie had raced at the SCVAC indoor champs just 3 days before.

Ever presents Maureen Noel (Belgrave) and Fiona Bishop (Woking AC) represented the rest of the ladies and produced their usual respectable times.

VAC were pleased to have two complete newcomers to the event and to race walking, in particular Artur Olszewski had not come from a walking or running background and was only just outside 12 minute miling and with no style problems.

VAC congratulate Mark Culshaw who has attended this event for many years as athlete and judge on his qualification to the next grade for judging.

Veterans AC 5K Walk - Battersea Park, 5 April 2022
RWA Permit No RWA22025-1
Place Name Age Group Club Time
1 David Annetts M55 N Herts Road Runners/Veterans AC 24:17
2 Melanie Peddle W50 Loughton AC 28:10
3 Stuart Bennett M60 Ilford AC/Veterans AC 31:08
4 Maureen Noel W55 Belgrave Harriers/Veterans AC 33:06
5 Fiona Bishop W60 Woking AC/Veterans AC 33:59
6 David Hoben M65 SyWC/Veterans AC 38:03
7 Christopher Flint M75 SyWC/Veterans AC 38:14
8 Artur Olszewski M40 Unattached 38:16
9 Peter Hannell M75 SyWC/Veterans AC 40:11
David Hinds M70 Serpentine AC/Veterans AC DQ
Kathy Crilley W70 SyWC/Veterans AC DNS
Lesley Morris W60 Ilford AC/Veterans AC DNS
Andrew Millbank M60 Veterans AC DNS

Officials:
Race Director: Ben Noad
Clerk of Course: Dennis Williams
UKA Adjudicator and Starter: Malcolm French
Timekeepers: David Harris, Helen Davies
Recorders: Ian Isherwood, Carl Lawton and Maggie Statham-Berry
Walk Judges: John Hall, Mark Culshaw
Registration: Maggie Statham-Berry, Helen Davies, Ros Tabor and David Hoben
Marshals: Joe Aspinall, Martin Berry, Malcolm Davies, Andy Murray, Liam O'Hare, Tom Richards, Richard Stansfield and Dennis Williams
Results: Don Anderson and Ben Noad
Photography: Cliff Hide
First Aid: Bespoke Medics Ltd


EMAA Indoor Inter-Area Track & Field Challenge, Lee Valley, 13 March 2022



M60 Men's Relay team, winners in a new CBP: Adrian Day, Pat Logan, Liam Mulrooney, Brian Steene (photo Cliff Hide)


W50 Women's Relay team, winners: Rachel Waters, Lisa Thomas, Angela Bates, Sue Wisdom (photo Maggie Statham-Berry)

 
Zoë Doyle, 1st, 1500m                                                                      
Chris Loudon, 1st, 1500m

 
Mike Cummings, 1st, 800m                                                            
Hayley Cargill, 1st, 400m

 
Angela Pollitzer, W70 800m                                                                 
Allan Long, W75 60m

 
Dave Annetts, 1st 2k Walk                                                         
Rachel Lawless, 2k Walk

 
Kim Saha                                                                                        
Chris Ness

  

 
Tony Richards, 1st M70                                                                        
Franck Triolaire

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VAC's men's and women's teams performed magnificently at the England Masters Inter Area Challenge at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre. VAC was a superb THIRD overall, with the women second in their match. The third place result was very close, with SCVAC just 5 points behind.

A highlight was the Championship Best Performance of 1:53.92 achieved by the M60 Relay team of Pat Logan, Adrian Day, Brian Steene and Liam Mulroooney. The W50 Relay team of Sue Wisdom, Rachel Waters, Lisa Thomas and Angela Bates were also first.

There were 13 individual 1st places including two by Zoe Doyle (W35 800m and 1500m). Other firsts for the women were Angela Bates (W50) and Sue Wisdom (W60) in the 60m sprint, Hayley Cargill in the W35 400m, Lisa Webb (W50) and Anna Garnier (W60) in the 800m and Lisa Thomas (W50) and Lucy Woolhouse (W60) in the 1500m. Firsts for the men were achieved by Mike Cummings (M35 800m), Chris Loudon (M35 1500m), Dave Annetts (M35 2k Walk) and Tony Richards who won the M70 Shot. In addition, there were 14 second places and 12 third places.

Here are the Results of the 2022 Indoor Inter Area Challenge.


East Surrey League Cross Country, Lloyd Park, 5 March 2022


Duncan Rimmer, Liam O'Hare, Mike Mann (photo by Maggie Statham-Berry)

The traditional East Surrey League match in March was incorporated within the rearranged men's Division One and women's Surrey League races which had been a casualty of the storm last month. This affected the make-up of VAC's team on the day as many ran for their 1st claim clubs and some didn't fancy the fast men's race, especially as Lloyd Park was ultra-wet and muddy. Three VAC men started but Liam O'Hare dropped out part way feeling rough. Duncan Rimmer (41:08) and Mike Mann (44:07) made up VAC's team.

Here are the results of the East Surrey League, 5 March.


Men’s Surrey League Cross Country, Lloyd Park, 19 February 2022


Malcolm Davies (2113) and Chris Ness (2133)

 
Mark Cursons, 1st VAC
                                                                        Vaughan Ramsay

 
Bruce McLaren
                                                                                       Peter Hall

 
Gary Budinger
                                                                                     Dave West

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Stormy weather did not deter the thirteen VAC men who turned out for the Surrey League’s final Division3/4 match of the season at Lloyd Park, Croydon. The course was at its wettest and muddiest, causing slips and falls and dirty kit. The tail end of Storm Eunice brought heavy rain and gusty winds which the runners and officials endured stoically, whilst looking forward to various end-of-season celebrations. 

The team was led home in style by Mark Cursons in 14th position in Division Four, and first M55. Mark usually runs in the Metropolitan League for his first claim club (Harrow AC) but their match was cancelled because of the storm. He was followed by Malcolm Davies and Chris Ness in 35th and 36th places. They have had close battles during the season and were only separated by one second this time. Vaughan Ramsay, making his debut for VAC in the Surrey League, was the 4th scorer. Then came the two top M60s in the race, Peter Hall and Tony Harran. The A team was completed by Bruce McLaren, Duncan Rimmer, Andy Mitchelson and Steve Smythe. The back-up runners in the B team were Dave West, Gary Budinger and John Carter.

VAC placed a magnificent fourth out of the 14 clubs on the day and were a creditable ninth overall at the end of the season. Individual Surrey League season’s honours were won by Peter Hall and Tony Harran who were in joint first place in the M60+ category.

Thanks go to the 29 men who ran in the VAC teams during the season. Six of them (Gary Budinger, Malcom Davies, Peter Hall, Tony Harran, Andy Mitchelson and Chris Ness) ran in all four matches. A special thank you also goes to Paddy Clark, the team manager, who mustered the team and provided shelter and support with dedication and good humour at each match, as well as being a willing helper, marshalling and recording.

The full results are on the Surrey League website

VAC Placings, Division Four, Lloyd Park, 19 February
Pos. Time Name Age Group
14 33:18 Mark Cursons M55
35 35:30 Malcolm Davies M55
36 35:31 Chris Ness M50
52 36:28 Vaughan Ramsay M45
60 37:27 Peter Hall M60
73 38:17 Tony Harran M60
75 38:38 Bruce McLaren M55
84 39:40 Duncan Rimmer M45
106 42:00 Andy Mitchelson M50
115 43:40 Steve Smythe M60
117 43:48 Dave West M60
122 44:41 Gary Budinger M60
141 51:09 John Carter M75
145 finishers (263 in combined race)
Division Four Team Results at Lloyd Park
Points Final Pos.
1 Holland Sports AC 129 1
2 London City Runners 302 2
3 Tadworth 384 3
4 VAC 578 9
5 Collingwood 585 7
6 Elmbridge 632.5 4
7 Lingfield Running Club 735.5 5
8 Runnymede 755.5 6
9 Windrush 778 11
10 British Airways 790.5 10
11 Horley Harriers 926 12
12 Epsom Oddballs 956.5 13
13 Dulwich Park Runners 962.5 14
14 Optima Racing Team 1000 8


Wimbledon Common parkrun, Saturday 12 February 2022


Tony Austin, Gareth George, Nicky Atkins, Lucy Woolhouse, Peter Hall, Marion Rayner,
Mike Mann, John Carter, Maggie Statham-Berry

At least 15 VAC members gathered on Wimbledon Common on a cold day to run or walk the parkrun, having been warmly welcomed in the briefing beforehand. The two-lap course had some muddy puddles but was wide and flat, with a pleasant view of the Kingsmere pond and the Wimbledon Windmill as a back drop. There were 424 finishers.

Lucy Woolhouse, W60, 21:52
Gareth George, M50, 23:59
Dave Cobb, M50, 24:08
Peter Hall, M60, 24:15
Richard Stansfield, M55, 24:39
Mike Mann, M70, 24:49
Dave West, M60, 24:53
Nicky Atkins, W55, 25:09
Maggie Statham-Berry, W65, 26:21
Jane Rowden, W65, 26:22
John Carter, M75, 28:22
Marion Rayner, W70, 29:22
Ian Isherwood, M65, 45:43


VAC Cross Country Championships and Masters Open race, Wimbledon Common, 22 January 2022


The start with race winner Richard McDowell (77), 2nd place Chris Loudon (67) and 3rd place Micah Evans (40) to the fore

 
Richard McDowell and Anna Garnier
                                            Gina Galbraith, Women's Champion

 
Richard McDowell, Winner
                                                Chris Loudon holds off Micah Evans

 
Gina Coulson
                                                                       Rosemary Lewis

 
Vic Maughn                                                        Penelope Cummings

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Here are the Final Results.

Here are the Results Showing The Medallists

Veterans AC Cross Country Championships and Masters Open race, Wimbledon Common, 22 January 2022
Place Time Bib First Name Last Name Age Group Age Gp pos. VAC medal Open medal Club
1 25:49 77 Richard McDowell M40 1 Gold VAC
2 26:37 67 Chris Loudon M35 1 Gold VAC
3 26:46 40 Micah Evans M40 2 Silver Blackheath & Bromley H AC
4 27:17 34 Mike Cummings M35 2 Silver VAC
5 28:29 109 Mark Tennyson M55 1 Gold VAC
6 28:49 81 Oliver Morrison M45 1 Gold VAC
7 29:04 92 Justin Reid M50 1 Gold Hercules Wimbledon AC
8 29:25 14 Rich Berry M45 2 Silver VAC
9 30:34 105 David Smith M50 2 Silver Midland Masters AC
10 30:45 16 Terry Booth M55 2 Silver VAC
11 31:06 87 Tim Perkins M35 3 Bronze Fulham Running Club
12 31:11 91 Jonathan Ratcliffe M50 3 Bronze Southern Counties Vets AC
13 31:12 2 Felix Allen M45 3 Bronze VAC
14 31:16 43 Gina Galbraith W45 1 Gold VAC
15 31:17 96 Steve Roberts M55 3 Bronze VAC
16 31:41 18 Mike Boyle M60 1 Gold VAC
17 31:57 53 Mohamud Haile M50 4 Herne Hill Harriers
18 31:58 76 Susan McDonald W50 1 Gold VAC
19 32:06 102 John Shaw M60 2 Silver Ranheim Idrettslag
20 32:24 27 Trevor Chilton M50 5 Herne Hill Harriers
21 32:29 115 Frank Womelsdorf M40 3 Bronze Serpentine RC
22 32:35 17 Andy Bowen M55 4 VAC
23 32:43 15 Lydia Birch W35 1 Gold Epsom Oddballs RC
24 32:45 36 Simon Danciger M55 5 VAC
25 33:08 13 Rachel Berry W50 2 Silver VAC
26 33:17 78 Becky Mcnicholas W45 2 Silver Epsom Oddballs RC
27 33:31 97 Andrew Robinson M55 6 VAC
28 33:39 54 Peter Hall M60 3 Silver VAC
29 33:43 82 Robert Nagorski M55 7 Herne Hill Harriers
30 33:47 10 Denise Barnett W50 3 Bronze Thames Hare & Hounds
31 33:49 57 Tony Harran M60 4 Bronze VAC
32 34:17 24 Tom Cheetham M55 8 VAC
33 34:30 74 Victor Maughn M55 9 VAC
34 34:32 33 Anna Critchlow W50 4 Bronze VAC
35 34:52 56 Adam Hammond M50 6 Epsom Oddballs RC
36 35:19 103 Andrew Simms M55 10 VAC
37 35:32 31 Chloe Constantine W50 5 VAC
38 35:43 116 Lucy Woolhouse W60 1 Gold VAC
39 36:00 61 Mark Johnston M35 4 Epsom Oddballs RC
40 36:03 111 Estle Viljoen W50 6 VAC
41 36:28 95 Duncan Rimmer M45 4 VAC
42 36:34 68 Pippa Major W55 1 Gold VAC
43 36:35 106 Julian Spencer-Wood M70 1 Gold VAC
44 37:00 66 Rosemary Lewis W55 2 Silver VAC
45 37:02 60 Paul Jackson M45 5 Epsom Oddballs RC
46 37:05 11 John Barron M65 1 Gold VAC
47 37:17 5 Tom Armstrong M60 5 VAC
48 37:53 47 Gareth George M50 7 Gold VAC
49 38:06 49 Peter Giles M75 1 Gold VAC
50 38:15 71 Alexandra Marginean W35 2 Silver Herne Hill Harriers
51 38:33 101 Mary Setyabule W50 7 VAC
52 38:38 65 Graham Laylee M60 6 VAC
53 38:40 44 Anna Garnier W65 1 Gold VAC
54 39:04 50 Lee Goddard M60 7 Epsom Oddballs RC
55 39:16 70 Paul Mann M55 11 Crystal Palace Fun Runners
56 39:23 69 Michael Mann M70 2 Silver VAC
57 39:38 7 Nicky Atkins W55 3 Bronze VAC
58 39:42 63 Glen Keegan M55 12 VAC
59 39:56 114 Lynn Wilson W60 2 Silver VAC
60 39:56 89 Stephen Plested M70 3 Bronze VAC
61 40:08 112 Dave West M60 8 VAC
62 40:10 117 Liz Young W40 1 Gold Hardley Runners
63 40:14 46 Helen Geldert W55 4 Thames Hare & Hounds
64 40:32 21 Gary Budinger M60 9 VAC
65 40:41 3 Julia Anderson W45 3 Bronze Crystal Palace Fun Runners
66 40:51 38 Peter Dry M65 2 Silver Epsom Oddballs RC
67 40:52 52 David Greenfield M65 3 Silver VAC
68 40:58 94 Malcolm Renyard M75 2 Silver Hardley Runners
69 41:07 55 Peter Hamilton M70 4 Southern Counties Vets AC
70 41:27 26 Michael Child M60 10 Epsom Oddballs RC
71 41:42 51 Roger Green M70 5 VAC
72 41:43 104 Mike Smith M70 6 Hardley Runners
73 42:05 75 Ian McCarthy M65 4 Bronze VAC
74 42:15 32 Gina Coulson W60 3 Bronze VAC
75 42:19 20 William Brook M45 6 Southern Counties Vets AC
76 42:25 110 Patricia Thomas W55 5 VAC
77 42:31 48 Jane Georghiou W65 2 Silver VAC
78 42:47 1 Sarah Allen W55 6 VAC
79 42:50 12 Alison Beck W55 7 Herne Hill Harriers
80 43:10 62 Carol Jones W60 4 VAC
81 43:28 9 Anthony Austin M65 5 VAC
82 43:55 83 Paul Newby M75 3 Bronze Thames Hare & Hounds
83 44:05 35 Penelope Cummings W45 4 Silver Herne Hill Harriers
84 45:00 80 Margaret Moody W70 1 Gold VAC
85 45:37 84 Eibhlin Ní Bhrádaigh W40 2 Silver Herne Hill Harriers
86 45:44 4 Mick Anglim M70 7 South West Veterans AC
87 47:06 39 Martin Evans M70 8 VAC
88 48:39 22 Ron Carr M70 9 VAC
89 48:40 85 Bill O'Connor M75 4 Silver VAC
90 49:15 25 Jennifer Child W55 8 Epsom Oddballs RC
91 50:01 107 Ian Strong M60 11 VAC
92 50:21 98 Annie Ross W70 2 Silver VAC
93 50:49 45 Martin Garrett M65 6 VAC
 


Men’s Surrey League Cross Country, Richmond Park, 15 January 2022


Carey Gray (2119) and Dean Saliba (2147), with John Barron (2103) and Clive Walker (2142) in the background, packing well

 
John Barron (2103) and Peter Giles (2118)
                                                            Peter Hall (2120)

Photos by Helen Davies and Ros Tabor

Another great turn-out of 19 VAC men tackled a hilly, slippery, course at Richmond Park, starting and finishing near Sheen Gate.

Provisional results indicate that VAC's "A" team finished 10th out of the 14 clubs in Division Four. Overall, VAC is still 9th after three matches.

The full provisional results are on the Surrey League website

VAC Placings, Division Four, Richmond Park
Pos. Time Name Age Group
41 32:42 Malcolm Davies M50
44 32:56 Chris Ness M50
74 35:26 Tony Harran M60
81 35:46 Peter Hall M60
87 36:10 Vic Maughn M55
118 38:25 Andy Mitchelson M50
121 38:51 Bruce McLaren M55
131 39:17 Peter Giles M75
132 39:21 John Barron M65
136 39:45 Chris Lee M60
138 39:59 Dean Saliba M40
148 40:58 Mike Mann M70
151 41:57 Carey Gray M60
152 41:57 Clive Walker M60
154 42:06 Edward Skinner M65
158 42:46 Dave West M60
162 43:42 Gary Budinger M60
170 45:25 Andy Murray M65
180 55:32 Ian Strong M60
181 finishers (357 in combined race)
Division Four Team Results at Richmond Park
Overall Pos.
3 matches
1 Holland Sports AC 155 1
2 London City Runners 423 2
3 Elmbridge 431 4
4 Optima Racing Team 528 6
5 Lingfield Running Club 559 5
6 Tadworth 561 3
7 Runnymede 643 7
8 Collingwood 776 8
9 British Airways 825 10
10 VAC 852 9
11 Horley Harriers 911 12
12 Windrush 915.5 11
13 Dulwich Park Runners 1037.5 14
14 Epsom Oddballs 1253 13