EVAC Introduction

The club was formed in 1978 to encourage and provide competition for the increasing number of veteran runners who now make up over 50% of the adult running population of East Anglia. EVAC does not see itself competing with other clubs for membership iqoptions but seeks to work with other clubs for the benefit of Veteran Athletes.

The club is affiliated to the British Masters Athletic Federation which is responsible for the administration of Vets athletics for both men and women together with the organisation of National Championships.

EVAC has championship events over all road distances, at cross country, and track and field leagues.

If you would like to join EVAC, complete the membership application and send it off to the EVAC Membership Secretary.

You can join EVAC as either a 1st or 2nd claim member and you will benefit from :

- You are able to compete in all the EVAC competitions;

- You qualify to represent Eastern Veterans in inter area matches if selected;

- The BMAF magazine by sub;

- You are able to enter all BMAF events often for a lower entry fee and without the need to prove your age group;

- You qualify to represent Great Britain in international events if selected;

- Through BMAF you can enter the many international masters events around the world.

EVAC is on Facebook

EAMA XC Selection

The selection process for the England team to compete in the cross country at Tollcross Park, Glasgow on Sat 21 Nov 2016 has been announced.  Full details on our XC page.  Can we get some EMAC members selected?

EMAC T&F League Results - Second Match

We have now published the second of the league fixtures for the EMAC T&F League 2016.  Any queries please get in touch in the first instance with your Divisional Manager.

EVAC AGM Sat 20 Feb 2016

The EVAC AGM for 2016 took place on Sat 20 Feb 2016 at St Neots.  The attendance at the AGM could probably best be described as very disappointing for a club with 750+ members as only seven came along (and that was the committee plus one person).  It’s recognised that AGMs are not generally the most enthralling of pastimes but are essential in order to provide for the well being of the club.

The minutes from the poorly attended meeting are available from our Document Library.

Club Kit

Order your new club kit from Brenda for £15.00 including p&p.  Just tell her the style and size and your postal address.  Details are at the bottom of our Membership Page.

There is a new eNews

Check out the latest edition of our regular newsletter published in great style by Cath Duhig. Please help Cath put future editions of this together by getting photos and text to her.

EVAC in the BMAF T&F & Winter Throws

On the weekend of the 12 & 13 March 2016 it was the BMAF Indoor T&F and Winter Throws competition which was held at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre.  A good number of members took part and the EVAC extracted results are on our Results page.

EVAC Half Marathon Road Race Championship

The EVAC Half Marathon Road Race Championship took place as part of the Milton Keynes Festival of Running event on Sunday 6 March 2016.  Ten  members entered.  As ever there were some great runs.  Brian Graves has pictures and he will be sharing them shortly.  EVAC extracted results

Postal Marathon

The Postal Marathon winners have been announced.  Well done and many thanks to all who entered.  Full results in due course but you can read who were the “Top Three” at the tail of the AGM minutes.

European Masters - Non-Stadia
Algarve 20 - 22 May 2016

The website for the Non-Stadia Championship in Vila Real de Santo António on the Portugal Algarve is now up and open for entries and accommodation booking etc.  The long weekend has a mixture of 10k & 20/30k Race Walks, 10k Road Race, Cross Country Relays and finishes with a Half Marathon.  Details

EVAC needs a Road Race Secretary

EVAC is looking for a Road Race Secretary.

The job entails contacting four established events of 5m, 10k, 10m & Half Mara in any one year to arrange to host our championships within the said events. Plus, ideally, being able to get to the event to present the medals in the 5yr age groups. The other part of the job is to collate & verify postal entries for our Marathon Champs.

The four road events could be scored as a Grand Prix but this is not compulsory.

The whole job is not arduous nor terribly time consuming if you are a keen Road Runner. With computerisation 95% of it can be done from home.

Come on you Eastern Vets, the T & F has picked up, lets see the Road Runners picking things up as well.

If you are interested in this job please message me or call me on the contact details on our website. Peter

Entering an International Event?

Peter Duhig as BMAF Overseas Entries Secretary has produced a simple guide to assist anyone intending to enter an international event.  The guide is in the EVAC Document Library under “Misc Papers”.  Do take a look (even if you are a seasoned eventer).

EVAC News & Notes

Moving On from the AGM

We are now beginning the iqoption journey of making the transition from EVAC to EMAC (Eastern Masters Athletic Club) - a decision made following the overwhelming support by members by poll before Christmas 2015.  Because we are a club managed by the membership mainly through a committee of volunteers (and not a major multi-national corporation with millions of pounds to spend on marketing) we will be making this change in a phased manner.  In any event, it will no doubt take a fair amount of time for the majority of us to fully embrace the change in name.  We have secured the domain name and will be introducing changes on the website and Facebook in the very near future.  We are retaining the now familiar Blue and Red hoops for our text logo and a modified roundel logo and of course we iq option have informed the relevant parties such as England Athletics, UKA, BMAF etc.  

We needed a new supply of club kit as we were down to just one vest and so to launch the transition to EMAC we can now state that the very first of the changes to be revealed is that we have great fitting new club kit now available.  There are three styles available all at the subsidised price of £15.00 including postage :

Crop Tops - 32”, 34”, 36” & 38”
Women’s Cut Vests 32”, 34”, 36”, 38”, 40”, 44” & 48”
Men’s Vests 36”, 38”, 40”, 42”, 44”, 48” & 52”

Details at bottom of Membership Page.