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The November 2019 Edition of Veteranews is now available

Click here to view, download and print

 

 

 

Congratulations to Oonagh Wilson & Steve Oliver

Winners of the 2019 SWVAC Road Grand Prix

Oonagh won the Womens award running 2 GP events 10 Mile & Marathon

Steve won the Mens award running 3 GP events 10 Mile, 1/2 Mar. & Marathon

(Trophies are in the post)  

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 7 SWVAC runners who represented England in the 2019 British & Irish Masters Cross Country International at Liverpool on Saturday 16th November

Great runs from Vicky Tester, Katie Hughes, Emma Stepto, Zina Marchant, Margaret Thompson, Nigel Gates and John Horton

Between them they won 2 individual medals (Emma - Silver W45 and Nigel - Gold M65) plus 6 team medals 4 Gold - Emma and Katie W45, Nigel M65 and John M75 & 2 Silver - Zina and Margaret W65

Click here to see the full results on the BMAF Website Results Page

 

 

  

 Congratulations to the 10 SWVAC runners who competed

 in the 2019 SWVAC & BMAF Marathon Champs.

 in York on Sunday 20th October

Click here to see the results on the SWVAC Results page

Click here to see the full results on the BMAF website  

 

 

Congratulations to all the SWVAC athletes who competed

in the 2019 European Masters Track & Field Champs.

in Venice, Italy 5th - 15th September

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Click here to see the full results 

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SWVAC athletes Anthony Treacher, Fiona Price & Robin-Mark Schols in their GB kit

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 15 SWVAC runners who ran for the England Masters in the 2019 England v Celtic Nations Competition within the Maidenhead Half Marathon on Sunday 1st September

SWVAC had four age category winners

(Emma Stepto, Tony Wright, Tony Dunn & Dave Cartwright)

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Click here to see details on the News Page

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 3 SWVAC Athletes who competed

in the World Transplant Games 2019

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Newcastle / Gateshead 17th - 23rd August 

Well done Vincent Taylor, Stephen Jarvis & Matt Cave

Click here to see the details on the News Page

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 47 SWVAC Athletes who

competed in the 2019 BMAF Outdoor T&F Champs.

at Birmingham 10th & 11th August

Between them they won 55 medals

(28 Gold, 15 Silver & 12 Bronze)

 

Click here to see the full set of results on the BMAF website

 

 

Congratulations to Ian Torode who competed in the

2019 BMAF 20K Race Walking Champs.

at Coventry on 14th July

Ian was 2nd overall and 1st M60 in 2:19:38

Ian also competed in the

2019 Welsh Masters Champs.

at Brecon on 21st July

Ian was 1st overall and 1st M60 in the 2000m Walk in 12.01.27

 

 

Stop Press - Additional Qualifying Race for the

2019 British & Irish XC International

The EAMA Inter-Area XC Challenge 

at Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 28th Sept.

Click here for details

Click here to see the details of the other qualifying races plus

details on the selection process

  

 

The England Masters Qualifying Races

for 2020 10km, 1/2 Marathon & Marathon Events

have been announced recently

Click here for details

 

 

No Limits

an Exhibition by Alex Rotas Celebrating Active Ageing

Bristol 1st - 28th August 2019

Click here for details

 

 

2019 SWVAC & BMAF 1/2 Marathon Champs.

at Ashbourne on Sunday 7th July

Congratulations to Steve Oliver, Adrian Cornford, Stephen Goodwin,

Malcolm Maxted, Michael Couple and Gillian Goodwin for competing at Ashbourne and

winning 5 BMAF medals between them

Click here to see the SWVAC Champs. results

Click here to see the BMAF Champs. results

 

 

2019 EAMA Inter-Area Outdoor T&F Challenge

at Coventry on Saturday 6th July

Many thanks to the 23 SWVAC athletes who competed for us

at Coventry in the EAMA T&F Challenge & a special thanks to Kevin Archer

for organising the SWVAC team 

Click here to see the results 

Click here to read the report (with a photo) of the event

 

 

2019 BMAF Multi-Terrain (30km) Champs.

at Gravesend on Sunday 30th June

Congratulations to Peter Bunyan for winning the M65 BMAF Silver medal in 3.17.08

Click here to see the results

 

 

2019 SWVAC Track & Field Champs.

at Exeter Arena on Sunday 16 June

Click here to see the results in pdf format

Click here to see the results on Power of 10 

Click here to see the updated Club & Championship records

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to another successful SWVAC Championship event

Well done to all the Athletes, Officials, Helpers & Supporters

Special thanks to Sonya Ellis and her team at 

South West Athletics Academy for organising our 2019 event  

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2019 SWVAC & BMAF 5km Road Champs.

at Horwich on Sunday 16 June

Congratulations to 

Nigel Gates, Vicky Tester, Mike Mewse, John Horton & Ian Torode

for their great results at the 2019 Horwich 5km (Run & Walk)

Click here to see the details

Click here to see the full BMAF (Run) race results

Click here to see the full BMAF (Walk) race results 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Ian Torode for his recent Road Walk Results

Click here to see the results on our News page

 

 

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Annual Renewal of SWVAC Membership

Another reminder that SWVAC Membership renewal was due on 1st April 2019

(We have had 74% of members renew by 17th June 2019 - that's still 26% who haven't yet renewed)

Many thanks to the Members who have already renewed

For those who haven't renewed yet please see your April edition of Veteranews for details or

Click here to see the renewal details online

N.B. the systems will not allow you to enter events once the short "grace" period is over

Please send any queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - SWVAC Membership Secretary

 

 

BMAF & SWVAC 10 Mile Road Champs. in Dorking on Sun. 2nd June 2019 

Congratulations to the 10 SWVAC runners who raced in Dorking

Robin Bentley

Paul Boy-Leslie

Steve Oliver

Adrian Cornford

Oonagh Wilson

David Hopkinson

Bob Small

Terry Brown

Anne Dockery

Norbert Weber

Click here to see the results on the SWVAC Results page

Click here to see the full results on the BMAF website  

 

SWVAC in the England Masters team in the Celtic Masters 10km Challenge

Congratulations to the 9 SWVAC runners who competed for the England Masters team in the 2019 Celtic Masters 10km Challenge within the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10km on Sunday 26th May 

Gary O’Brien 15th in Celtic Masters Challenge in 34.06 (4th M45)

Tony Wright 18th in Celtic Masters Challenge in 34.22 (1st M50)

Lesley Locks 42nd in Celtic Masters Challenge in 36.49 (2nd W40)

Adrian Cornford 90th in Celtic Masters Challenge in 41.07 (11th M60)

Des White 106th in Celtic Masters Challenge in 42.57 (6th M65)

Fiona Price 122nd in Celtic Masters Challenge in 44.23 (8th W50)

Alison White 149th in Celtic Masters Challenge in 50.53 (8th W60)

Anne Dockery 153rd in Celtic Masters Challenge in 51.39 (1st W70)

Tony Berry 168th in Celtic Masters Challenge in 58.18 (1st M80)

 

 

Congratulations to all our members who competed in

 the 2019 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 

Darren Evans 3.02.46

Jacqueline Rockliffe 3.04.05

Robin-Mark Schols 3.09.41

Dave Cartwright 3.11.12

Pete Waumsley 3.20.24

Steve Oliver 3.31.38

Stuart Webster 3.37.38

Nigel Haywood 3.38.30

David King 3.39.22

Phil Harding 3.49.44

Steve Goodwin 3.50.17

Ian Lamerton 3.50.50

Joanna Curtis 3.53.54

Malcolm Maxted 4.08.46

Des White 4.13.08 

Peter Sargent 5.04.55

Lynne Chitty 5.27.03

These are the 17 results that we know about, please let me know if there are any missing.

  

 

Congratulations to Alec & Guy Woods who competed in

 

 the 2019 SWVAC & BMAF 10k on Sunday 7th April in Blyth 

 

Alec Woods 35.22
Guy Woods 35.34

Click here to see the SWVAC results page 

Click here to see the full BMAF results

 

The April 2019 edition of Veteranews has been posted to all members

Many thanks to Peter Bunyan for producing it

Click here to view an online copy

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2019 EAMA Inter Area Track & Field Challenge

Sunday 24th February at Lee Valley, North London

Congratulations to the 21 athletes who represented SWVAC at Lee Valley on Sunday 24th February 

SWVAC excelled with 20 podium placings including 5 victories & placed 6th in the team competition

Click here to see the SWVAC athletes results

Click here to see some photos

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SWVAC W35 relay team

Janet Dickinson, Lisa Carpenter, Henrietta Anstey & Cara Marsh

 

 

2019 SWVAC Cross Country Championships

Sunday 27th January at Sidford, Devon

Many thanks to all the officials, marshalls, supporters and runners at Sidford

Click here to see a few photos on the Photo Gallery page

Click here to the SWVAC Championships results

Click here to see the overall race results 

Click here to see the results on Power of 10

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The start of the 2019 SWVAC Cross Country Champs. at Sidford 27/01/2019

 

 

The December 2018 Edition of Veteranews is now available

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Click here to view it online

 

 

 

2018 BMAF / SWVAC Marathon in Chester on 7th October

2 BMAF Gold & 1 Bronze for SWVAC runners

Click here to see the results on the Results Page

Click here for the full results

 

SWVAC at the EAMA 2018 Inter Area Cross Country Challenge 

in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 29th September

 Click here for the race results

Click here for the "age-graded" results and the team results

Click here for some photos from the races

2018 EAMA XC SWVAC TEAM

Nine of the SWVAC team "basking" in the sunshine after the races

 

SWVAC athletes win medals at World Masters T&F Champs. in Malaga

Click here to see the details of the non-stadia results

Click here to see the details of the track & field results

 

 

The August 2018 edition of Veteranews is now available 

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Click here to see an online copy

 

BMAF & SWVAC 1/2 Marathon - Sunday 22nd July 2018

(photo care of Steve Oliver) 

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SWVAC's "Winchester & District AC Team" with their BMAF & SWVAC medals

Click here to see the results

Click here to view some more photos on the Photo Gallery page

 

EAMA T&F Inter Area Challenge, Solihull - Sunday 8th July 2018

(photo care of Des White) 

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Click here to see the results from the event

Click here to view some more photos on the Photo Gallery page

Click here to see some photos from the event care of George Routledge of NEMAA

 

 

2018 SWVAC Track & Field Champs. at Exeter on 17th June

Click here to see a pdf version of the results 

Click here to view the updated SWVAC Records 

Click here to view some action photos on the Photo Gallery page

(Photo care of Des White)

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Many thanks to the Officials & Helpers & well done to all the athletes

Click here to view the results on Power of 10

 

 

SWVAC Members at the 2018 EMACNS in Alicante 

(photo care of Sean Price)

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Karen Rushton and Fiona Price with GB team member Susan McDonald with their Silver W50 1/2 Marathon Team Medals

 

SWVAC 2018 XC Champs. at Sidford 28th January 

click here for more photos on the Photo Gallery page

(photo care of Chris Woodcock)

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The start at Sidford Recreation Ground 

 

South West Veterans AC kit

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New SWVAC kit available to order - click here for details

 

SWVAC MEMBERSHIP FEE RENEWAL WAS DUE ON 1st APRIL 2018

Thanks to those who have already paid - click here for details of how to pay

 

Click here to see online copies of the SWVAC newsletter Veteranews 

Contributions from members for future editions of Veteranews are welcome

Please send via an email to Peter Bunyan by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contributions from members for the SWVAC website are welcome 

Please send an email to Des White by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.