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World Masters Athletics Race Walking Championships 2022

Muscat, Oman 4th March

Ian Torode won the M65 10km Gold Medal with his 73.03

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Ian Torode with his World Masters Gold Medal 


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2022 BMAF Winter Throws Champs. at Lee Valley 5-6 March

Karen Jones 2022 BMAF Throws 

Karen Jones with her 2 Gold Medals for winning the W60 HT & WT 



2022 EMAA Inter Area Indoor T&F Challenge

Lee Valley Athletics Centre, North London on Sunday 13th March

Inter Area Indoors Ian Allen M50-59 60m 2022 

Ian Allen in the M50-59 60m


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Ian Allen in the M50-59 Long Jump


Inter Area Indoors Stephen Blackford M60-69 HJ 2022

Stephen Blackford in the M60-69 High Jump 


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Trudi Carter in the W50-59 Pole Vault


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Dave Pearson & Phil York with the SWVAC Banner




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2022 SWVAC Cross Country Champs

Sidford 06/02/22


Click here to see some great photos from Kit Woodcock

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and they're off .....


SWVAC 2022 XC Female Winner  SWVAC 2022 XC Male Winner

Joanne Gallagher & Oli White (2022 XC Female & Male Winners)


Click here to see the photo montage of the race (if you want a copy of any of them please contact Des White)



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Great running everyone





 The 2021 EAMA Inter Area Outdoor T&F Challenge

 Nuneaton Sunday July 18th 

Inter area Outdoors 2021 relayteam

SWVAC M50-59 Relay Team - Joth Pigott, Jerry Kevern, Paul Guest & Trevor Downward


Inter Area Outdoors 2021 Anne Dockery 100m

Anne Dockery 


Inter Area Outdoors 2021 Lisa Carpenter

Lisa Carpenter


Inter Area Outdoors 2021 Trevor Downward 200m


Trevor Downward


Inter Area Outdoors 2021 SWVAC banner

The famous SWVAC Banner 






2020 EAMA Inter Area T&F Challenge 

Sunday 1st March at Lee Valley, London

Indoor M60 69 1500m 2020

Kevin Archer leading the M60-69 1500m

(if anyone has any other photos from the event please send them to Des White)





2020 SWVAC Cross Country Champs. 

Sunday 26th January at Sidford, Devon 


The Men's & Women's winners (Eddie O'Gorman & Hannah Bown)


Kit Woodcock took some great photos on the day

(Many thanks Kit)

Click here to see more of them on his website




2019 EAMA Inter Area Outdoor T & F Challenge

Saturday 6th July at Coventry

SWVAC Inter Area Outdoors 2019 relay photo

4 x 100m relay team - Janet Dickinson, Cara Marsh, Lisa Carpenter, Tracey Bosworth

Click here to see the results 

Click here to read the report of the event




2019 EAMA Inter Area Track & Field Challenge

Sunday 24th February at Lee Valley, North London

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

Click here to see the SWVAC athletes results

More photos are available to view on Tom Philips website


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SWVAC W35 relay team

Janet Dickinson, Lisa Carpenter, Henrietta Anstey & Cara Marsh


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Ray Lewis & Ian Torode guarding the South West Vets AC banner



2019 SWVAC Cross Country Championships

Sunday 27th January at Sidford, Devon

Click here to see the SWVAC Championship race results

Click here to see the overall race results 

Click here to see the results on Power of 10

(photos care of Des White)

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 The start of the 2019 SWVAC Cross Country Champs. 


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The leading four men after 1 lap


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Hannah Bown - the winner of the Ladies race


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Some extra "action" photos


2019 SWVAC Cross Country Championships

Sunday 27th January at Sidford, Devon

Additional Photos - care of Chris Woodcock

(click here to see Chris Woodcock's website at www.runcw.org.uk)

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Great running everyone!




SWVAC at the EAMA 2018 Inter Area Cross Country Challenge 

in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 29th September

(photos care of Alison & Des White)


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


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 Start of the 6km race (Women & the "older" men)



Jacqueline Rockliffe



Karen Rushton



Veryan Cranston



Alison White



John Shapland



Malcolm Reynard



Bill Valentine



 Start of the 8km race (the "younger" men)



Colin Snook




Andy Morgan-Lee



 Tony Wright



Paul Whear



Paul Johnson



 Des White


BMAF & SWVAC 1/2 Marathon - Redhill Areodrome 

Sunday 22nd July 2018

(photos care of Alison White & Steve Oliver)

Click here to see the results


The start at Redhill Areodrome

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Peter Bunyan, Terry Brown & David Hopkinson


Des White


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



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

(photos care of Des White, Nick Holliday & George Routledge)

Click here to see the results

Click here to see some photos from the event care of George Routledge of NEMAAIMG 3052 

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Some great action photos !


Gosport Golden Mile - Sunday 17th June 2018

(photo care of Tracey Bosworth) 

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Tracey Bosworth 1st in W50-54 age group with 7:34 PB 


2018 SWVAC Track & Field Championships

Exeter - 17th June

(photos care of Des White) 

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A few action photos from Sunday 17th June at Exeter



2018 European Masters Athletics non-Stadia Championships

Alicante 18th - 20th May

EMACNS alicante 2018

(photos care of Sean Price & Diane Bradley) 

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


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Fiona Price and Clare Wood enjoying the post race celebrations


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Alison White on the 1st lap of the 10km

(just before withdrawing with a hamstring injury)

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Des White at 7 miles in the 1/2 Marathon running with Mick Casey


BMAF 2018 Road Relays - Sutton Park 28th April

Exmouth Harriers - M75 Silver Medalists

(photo care of Mike Keep)

Exmouth Harriers 2018 M75 team

Exmouth Harriers M75 team

including SWVAC Members Ray Elston, Mick Allen, Mike Keep & Les Turner


BMAF 2018 10 Mile Champs. - Rhyl 24th February

(photos care of Peter Kennedy)

Click here to see the race results

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Martin Colwill with his Silver BMAF M50 Medal

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Peter Young with his Silver BMAF M70 Medal

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Tony Berry with his Silver BMAF M80 Medal

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Alison White with her Silver BMAF W60 Medal

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 SWVAC (Peter Bunyan, Tony Berry, Alison and Des White)

presented with the 2017 EAMA Cross Country Inter-Area Challenge Trophy



SWVAC 2018 XC Champs. - Sidford Sun. 28th January

(photos care of Chris Woodcock) 

Click here to see the race results

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Great photos as usual from Chris Woodcock - thanks Chris!



EAMA XC Inter Area Challenge - Bournemouth Sat. 25th November

(photos below are from Kit Woodcock & Malcolm Renyard) 

Click here to view more photos from Kit Woodcock's website 

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The start at Kings Park

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 Matt Hibberd, Aaron Brown & Jon Hamblen

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Paul Drake and David Wilkinson

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 Des White, Sarah Urwin-Mann & Steve Lang

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Brian James, Peter Giles & Don Powell

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Franklyn Young, Ken Ham, Kevin Wheeler, Kath Bailey & Peter Hamilton

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Samantha Parkinson & Joy Wright

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Sarah Unwin-Mann & Kay Noyce 


Malcolm Renyard & Carey Gray

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Joy Radford & Alison White

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Kenny McCormick & Dawn Teed


Marilyn Blair


Steve Lang


Belinda Tull and Phil Harding


Malcolm Renyard and Belinda Tull


Peter Hamilton & Rosey Mushens


Paola King


David Wilcox


Tony Berry


Sarah Urwin-Mann


Ian Snow

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Aaron Brown - first to cross the finish line

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Maria Kowal - first women to cross the line

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 Some of the winning SWVAC team with their certificates

(Peter Hamilton, Malcolm Renyard, Marilyn Blair, Steve Lang, Alison White & Ray Elston)


Photos from the 2017 EAMA XC Challenge are available from Charles Whitton Photography - examples below

click here to see and select / order the photos on their website

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Cardiff 1/2 Marathon Sunday 1st October 2017

(Photo from Jean Thomas)

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Jean Thomas completing her 1st ever 1/2 Marathon in Cardiff in 2 hours 35 minutes 36 seconds 


BMAF 2017 1/2 Marathon at Northampton 3rd September

(Photo from Peter Kennedy)

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Alison White being presented with her BMAF W60 Gold Medal from Peter Kennedy


Devon Open Series at Braunton 13th August 2017

(Photo from Laura Coleman)

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Roy Huxtable setting a SWVAC M80 Discus club record of 17.65m


Ed Shillabeer at The 2017 Virgin London Marathon

(Photo from Ed Shillabeer)

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Ed raised £688.82 for the Countryside Alliance Foundation in the 2017 VLM


2017 SWVAC 1/2 Marathon at Sturminster Newton on Sunday 6th August

(Photos from Kevin Doherty)

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Peter Bunyan and Kevin Doherty


2017 SWVAC Track & Field Champs. at Exeter on Sunday 18 June

(Photos by Des White)



Meeting organiser Owen Cleave in action in the 100m



Emma Stepto                                                   Bill Valentine



Louise Jeffries                                                          Matthew Muggeridge


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Nigel Haywood, Iain Walker, Franklyn Young & Steve Grant



Dave Eveleigh                                                   Paul Whear & Tony Wright



Ken Ham                                                              Tony Berry



Felicity Russell                                                                            Jane Horder



 Ian Willoughby                                                       Nick Daniels, Richard Scott, Paul Whear



Richard Bruce & Rupert Broomby



Peter Mountain, Allan Herdman, Tony Wright, Matthew Robinson, David Wilkinson & Simon Anderson



Pat Gallagher, Louise Jeffries & Ray Lewis



Bob Chapman                                                                    Ian Snow



Val Bovell                                                                              Cynthia Fisher



Dorothy Fraser                                                              Andy Turner



 Pete Jackson                                                                   Stephen Dobson



 Colin Hague                                                                 Clare Taylor



Mark Vallier, Stephen Jarvis, Shaun Sinden, Martyn Morant, Matthew Muggeridge & Chris O'Connell



 Paul Guest, David Flicos & Neil Tunstall



Ian Willoughby, Roderick Davies, Phil Bell, Jon Clarke, Ian Page & Iain Walker



 Phil Rees, Owen Cleave, Derek Mardles, Steve Waddington & Michael Dugan


Angela Sonn, Rosey Mushens, Clare Frank, Karen Gear, Lisa Carpenter & Melanie Garland



Caroline Powell



Dorothy Fraser, Daphne Marler & Val Bovell



Nigel Haywood, Ray Summerfield, Jonathan Goodland, Marilyn Blair, Gordon Seward & Matthew Robinson



Marilyn Blair                                                            Gordon Seward




 Nigel Haywood                                                                               Ray Summerfield



Mark & Anya Turner



Angela Sonn & Rosey Mushens


Start of the 1500m



Action from the 1500m



Timothy White, Dave Wilkinson, Allan Herdman & Matthew Robinson 



Kevin Archer



Les Turner & Owen Cleave



 Joanne Willoughby                                               Peter Mountain



Melanie Garland                                                           Joanne Willoughby






2017 SWVAC Cross Country Champs. at Sidford on Sunday 29 January

(photos by Des White & Chris Woodcock)

The results are available on the Results page

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The pre-race briefing from Bill




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They're off!

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Pushing on in the early laps

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The 1st three to finish - Stephen Goss, Matthew Robinson and Ben Stone

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Then the heavens opened up!

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The first 3 ladies to finish - Marilyn Blair, Rosey Mushens and Eleanor Wood

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Phew ...... that was tough!