Spring and Summer 2017 Fixtures

 

Date 

Organiser 

Race/Event 

Venue 

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Saturday 

1 April 2017 

VAC 

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) 

Details and entry form  

Enquiries Dave Hoben  

Closing date for advance entries: 17.30,  

31 March. Entries on the day allowed 

Thursday 

6 April 2017 

East Surrey League 

East Surrey League  

Four Mile Road Race 

(Two laps) 

 

VAC teams made up from entrants on the day 

HQ: The Harrier Centre (Ewell track), King Georges Recreational Ground, Poole Road, Epsom  

KT19 9RY 

Start time:7pm 

Free entry. 

VAC is a member of this friendly league. 1st and 2nd claim members are welcome to represent VAC. Enquiries: Entries Secretary  

Enter on the day 

Sunday 

9 April 2017 

BMAF 

BMAF 10 km Open Road Championships  

Incorporating championships of:  

Veterans AC  

SCVAC and Eastern Masters AC  

Cyclopark 

The Tollgate  

Watling Street  

Gravesend  

Kent DA11 7NP 

Categories: U20, Seniors, Masters in 5-year age bands from 35. Start time 10.45. Details. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack  

Closing date 

2 Apr 2017 

Sunday 

9 April 2017 

Thames Hare & Hounds 

Wimbledon Common 

Second Sunday Five Mile Trail run.  

VAC members welcome. 

Richardson Evans Memorial Fields,
Putney Vale  

SW15 3PQ 

9.30am start. Online entry. Details on Race Series website  

Entries on the day allowed 

Wednesday 

12 April 

2017 

VAC  

The   Cecil Gittins 10km TRACK WALK.  

F eaturing the VAC, Surrey, Herts and Middlesex 10,000m Track Walk Championships. 

 

Tooting Bec Athletics Track, 

Tooting Bec Road, London  

SW17 3NP  

Start time: 6.45pm  

Register at the Tooting Bec track. 

Cost: £5 for VAC, £6 for non-members 

Masters guests welcome  

Details: David Hoben  

Entries on the day allowed  

Tuesday 

18 April 2017 

VAC 

 

Held under UKA rules Runbritain licence number 2017:28174 

 

Course certified accurate  

Battersea Park Series 

5 mile Masters road race.  

First Grand Prix Event 

(see info in text below) 

Masters guests welcome 

 

 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

 

Course Map  

Start time: 7pm 

Online entry preferred via BMAF OpenTrack .  

Entries accepted on the day. Masters guests welcome. More info below. 

Enquiries: Race Secretary  

Closing date for online entry: 17 April 

Entries on the day allowed 

Tuesday 

18 April 2017 

VAC 

 

Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit 

 

Course certified accurate 

Battersea Park Series 

5 mile Open  

RACE WALK.  

 

Guests welcome. 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Course Map  

Start time: 7pm 

Online entry preferred via BMAF OpenTrack Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below. Enquiries: David Hoben  

Closing date for online entry: 17 April 

Entries on the day allowed 

Tuesday 

9 May 2017 

VAC 

 

Held under UKA rules Runbritain licence number 2017:28174 

 

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit 

 

Course certified accurate  

Battersea Park Series 

5 mile Masters road race.  

2nd Grand Prix Event 

(see info in text below) 

Masters guests welcome 

 

5 mile Open RACE WALK.  

Guests welcome. 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Course Map  

Start time: 7pm 

Online entry preferred via BMAF OpenTrack .  

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below.  

Enquiries: Race Secretary  

Closing date for online entry: 8 May 

Entries on the day allowed 

Saturday 

10 June 2017 

Osterley parkrun 

5km run 

Featuring VAC “mob match” 

Osterley Park. Jersey Road, Isleworth, TW7 4RB. Start is in front of Osterley House. Course details .   

Start time: 9am 

New parkrunners must pre-register with parkrun to obtain a Barcode.  

More detail in text below. 

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode) 

Tuesday 

13 June 2017 

VAC 

 

Held under UKA rules Runbritain licence number 2017:28174 

 

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit 

 

Course certified accurate  

Battersea Park Series 

VAC Championships. 

5 mile Masters road race.  

3rd Grand Prix Event (see info in text below) 

Masters guests welcome 

5 mile Open RACE WALK and VAC Championship. Guests welcome. 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Course Map  

Start time: 7pm 

Online entry preferred (not yet live) via BMAF OpenTrack.  

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below.  

Enquiries: Race Secretary  

Closing date for online entry: 12 June 

Entries on the day allowed 

Tuesday 

11 July 2017 

VAC 

 

Held under UKA rules Runbritain licence number 2017:28174 

 

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit 

 

Course certified accurate  

 

Battersea Park Series 

VAC Championship  

5km Masters road race  

4th Grand Prix event 

(see info in text below) 

Masters guests welcome 

 

5 mile Open  

RACE WALK. 

Guests welcome. 

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Course Map  

Start time: 7pm 

Online entry preferred (not yet live) via BMAF OpenTrack. 

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below. 

Enquiries: Race Secretary  

Closing date for online entry: 10 July 

Entries on the day allowed 

Tuesday 

22 August 2017 

VAC 

 

Held under UKA rules Runbritain licence number 2017:28174 

 

Also with Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit 

 

Course certified accurate  

Battersea Park Series 

5 mile Masters road race.  

5th Grand Prix Event 

(see info in text below) 

Masters guests welcome 

 

5 mile Open  

RACE WALK.  

Guests welcome.  

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Close to Millennium Arena 

Course Map  

Start time: 7pm 

Online entry preferred (not yet live) via BMAF OpenTrack.  

Entries accepted on the day. Guests welcome. More info below. 

Enquiries: Race Secretary  

Closing date for online entry: 21 August 

Entries on the day allowed 

Sunday 

27 Aug 2016 

VAC 

 

VAC Track & Field Championships  

Events: 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 5000m shortH longH 3km walk LJ HJ TJ PV SP DT JT HT 

5 year age bands from 35 to 100+. 

Kingsmeadow Stadium,  

Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames  

KT1 3PB 

Details to follow. Enter via Member Login at BMAF OpenTrack (not yet live). Enquiries: entries@vetsac.org.uk  

Closing date:  

13 August 

Wednesday 

13 Sept 2016 

VAC 

VAC 10,000m track championships 

 

Two seeded races.  

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park, London  

SW11 4NJ 

 

Provisional start time of first race: 6.45pm 

Enter via BMAF OpenTrack (entry not yet live). Enquiries: entries@vetsac.org.uk  

Closing date: 

10 Sept 

 

For all 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 Battersea Park Masters road race and race walk series: April to August 2017 

 

The 2017 dates and details are: 

·        18 April: 5 mile road race and 5 mile race walk 

·        9 May: 5 mile road race and 5 mile race walk 

·        13 June: VAC Championships for both 5 mile road race and 5 mile race walk 

·        11 July: VAC Championship for 5 km road race and non-Championship 5 mile race walk 

·        22 August : 5 mile road race and 5 mile race walk  

The races are held under UKA Rules (Runbritain Licence Number 2017:28174), also with a Race Walking Association (RWA) Permit. Times achieved are eligible for Power of Ten profiles and Runbritain rankings and handicaps. The flat, accurately measured 5 Mile and 5 Km courses offer great opportunities to post fast times and to go head-to-head regularly with fellow Masters athletes across the age-groups. There is also a road race “Grand Prix” for VAC members (see below). The runs and walks take place entirely on Battersea Park’s traffic-free, tarmac, perimeter roads. The three lap (5 miles) and two-lap (5km) courses are shown on the Course Map.  The races take place on Tuesday evenings each month, starting at 7pm. Registration and pick-up of numbers is outside the Millennium Arena track in Battersea Park. The starts of the races are close by (see Course Map). Online entry through the OpenTrack Member Login on the BMAF website is preferred. Entries on the day are accepted, but please allow plenty of time for this. The charge for UKA-registered VAC and BMAF members is £4 for each race (£6 if not UKA-registered). Masters guests are welcome (£5 for UKA registered, £7 for non-registered). There is a race limit of 100 runners. Enquiries : Race Secretary  

 

VAC Battersea Park road race series Grand Prix 2017 

 

Starting in 2017, to add spice to the Battersea Park series, there will be a “Grand Prix” to reward the VAC member with the highest average of their best three age-graded performances set during the series. To be eligible, members must register finishing times for at least three of the five races from April to August. The winner will be presented with the “Snow Cup”, a magnificent long-standing VAC trophy which had fallen into disuse.   

 

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.