Autumn and Winter 2017 - 2018 Fixtures  

 

 

Date 

Organiser 

Race/Event 

Venue 

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Saturday 

23 Sept 

 2017 

Herne Hill Harriers 

Throws Fest and Throws Pentathlon for Masters 

(Hammer, Discus, Shot put, Javelin and Masters Weight Throw) 

Tooting Bec Athletics Track, 

Tooting Bec Road, London  

SW17 3NP 

Open meeting. 

VAC members are welcome. 

Timetable and entry  

Enter online through OpenTrack up to 10.30pm on 22 Sept.  

Entries on the day allowed  

Saturday 30 Sept 2017 

RunThrough Events 

Lee Valley Velopark 

1 MILE, 5K, 10K, 10 MILE & HALF MARATHON 

Incorporates VAC 10 Mile Road Championships.  

 

Lee Valley Velopark, 

Abercrombie Rd, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,  

London  

E20 3AB 

Start time 10 mile: 9.15 am. 10 laps of Velopark circuit. 

5 year age bands. VAC medals. Entry directly through Event website or via BMAF OpenTrack . VAC members enter coupon code "veteransac" in basket before checkout to get £4 discount. 

Closing date 30 Sept but earlier if limit of 400 is reached. 

VAC members 

ENTER EARLY and use Code "veteransac" 

 

 

Saturday 30 Sept  

2017 

Allan Williams (London Pole Vault Academy) 

Masters Pole Vault introduction and improvement. Coaching session with Allan Williams. 

Sutton Arena (David Weir Leisure Centre),  

Middleton Rd, Carshalton  

SM5 1SL  

All Masters athletes welcome. Session starts at 10.30am.  

Details in Flyer

Advance notice and enquiries to the Coach, Allan Williams  

Come along on the day.  

Advance notice please. 

Saturday 30 Sept  

2017 

East Surrey League 

Cross Country Race 

(VAC is a member of the East Surrey League).   

 

Near Lloyd Park tram stop. Lloyd Park, Croydon 

3pm start. Men and women run together. Five mile (2 lap) course. Enter on the day. Enquiries to Entries Secretary  

Enter on the day.  

Sunday  

1 Oct  

2017 

Lewes Athletic Club 

Lewes 10 Mile and 5 Mile Downland Runs 

HQ: Wallands County Primary School, Lewes BN7 1PU 

See Lewes AC website for details and entry. Masters athletes welcome. Medals to Masters athletes in 5 year age bands.  

Runbritain online entry available up to race day. Entries on the day accepted. 

Saturday 

14 Oct 2017 

Men’s Surrey League  

Division 4 

Cross Country Race Match 1 

(VAC Men’s team) 

(VAC is also co-hosting this fixture – offers of help are welcome) 

Wimbledon Common (Start at Caesar’s Well) 

Start time: 2pm 

All VAC men (1st and 2nd claim) are eligible. VAC vest necessary. Details in text below. Enquiries: Entries Secretary or Team Manager Paddy Clark  

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark  

Saturday 

4 Nov 

2017 

Loughton Athletic Club 

Annual Vets Inter-Club Cross Country race 

 

Register at the clubhouse at the end of South View Rd, Loughton,  

IG10 3LG. 

Start time: 11am 

Five mile course. Men and women. VAC members are invited to take part and form a team. 

Enter on the day. 

Saturday 

11 Nov 2017 

Men’s Surrey League  

Division 4 

Cross Country Race Match 2 

(VAC Men’s team) 

 

Epsom Downs 

(Start near Tattenham Corner) 

 

Start time: 3pm 

All VAC men (1st and 2nd claim) are eligible. VAC vest necessary. Details in text below. Enquiries: Entries Secretary or Team Manager Paddy Clark  

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark  

Saturday 

18 Nov 2017 

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

British & Irish Masters International Cross Country Champs. 

Gransha Park, 

Londonderry 

Northern Ireland 

England team details and forms on EAMA website . See VAC News for information about entry and travel for VAC members. 

Closing date 30 Sept for England team applications. 

Saturday 

25 Nov 2017  

BMAF/ 

England Athletics Masters Association 

England Masters Cross Country Inter Area Challenge  

6km cross country races.   

Kings Park Athletics Centre, Kings Park Drive, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6JD  

Open to all BMAF members. Race starts 13:30. Course map . Distance 4.5 miles. VAC men’s and women’s teams. Team selection automatic. Points for first 10 Male and 10 Female club members, based on age-adjusted times. Individual entry via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack . Fee: £10 

Closing date: 19 Nov 

Saturday 

2 Dec 

2017 

Men’s Surrey League  

Division 4 

Cross Country Race Match 3 

(VAC Men’s team) 

 

Roundshaw Playing Fields, South Beddington 

CR0 4RW (approx. post code).  

Start time: 2.30pm 

All VAC men (1st and 2nd claim) are eligible. VAC vest necessary. Details in text below. Enquiries: Entries Secretary or Team Manager Paddy Clark  

Enter on the day. Advance notice to Paddy Clark  

 

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.   

Surrey League Men’s Cross Country 2017-18 

VAC men, first and second claimers, please consider running in the VAC team.  

VAC’s team is in Division Four of the Surrey County Athletics Cross Country League. There are four matches in the series: 

14 October 2017 (2pm): Wimbledon Common  

11 November 2017 (3pm): Epsom Downs, Tattenham Corner end  

2 December 2017 (2.30pm): Roundshaw Playing Fields, South Beddington 

10 February 2018 (2pm): Lloyd Park, Croydon 

First-claim VAC members are eligible to run for VAC. Also second claim members are allowed to run for VAC as long as they do not compete for their first claim club in any of the four league matches. This rule recognises that some athletes would prefer to provide much needed support and score in the first team for their Masters club in the less pressurised, but still highly competitive, races in Divisions Three and Four (run as one combined race of approximately 5 miles).  Ten men are needed for a full scoring team, but there is no limit on the numbers in each team. The more runners we have, the greater the impact and team spirit. Every VAC runner is appreciated. Paddy Clark is the team manager. On the day, look out for him next to the big wooden VAC sign. The team declaration is made online beforehand, so please let him or the Entries Secretary know in advance of each race if you are planning to run for VAC. Please wear a VAC vest, obtainable from the VAC kit supplier. Details are on the Club Kit tab on the VAC website.