The name MABAC dates from 1977 when the League was first set up. The prime mover was Alan Blatchford, who died in September 1980. He organized a running group at the British Airways Corporation works in Weybridge (now British Aerospace). Ralph Henley brought in runners from Matthew Arnold School, Ashford. Hence MA-BAC.

MABAC arranges a series of races throughout the year, particularly aimed at the fun runner. Most are cross-country events held on Sunday mornings in some beautiful parts of the Surrey countryside, and are very popular with club members and guests. As well as the senior race of just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). Afterwards, runners have been known to find a local pub.

Other events are also held, including two popular open Races

Cranleigh 15/21  – Pre london, Paris, Brighton, Southampton, Milton keynes  

Surrey Slog Half Marathon – (Holmbury hill half Marathon) 

Clubs involved 

 BVRBlackwater Valley Runners 
 CRCranleigh Runners 
 DMVDorking and Mole Valley Athletic Club 
 EOEpsom Oddballs 
 MAGICMatthew Arnold Gym Instruction Club 
 PPPyrford Puffers 
 RPACReigate Priory Athletic Club 
 RRRunnymede Runners
WHWaverley Harriers
 WWWimbledon Windmilers

Officers of Mabac

Note that, as from 2011 AGM the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer may serve a maximum of five years UPDATED 09/01/2018

Secretary:Ken SaundersElected Nov 2017  
Treasurer:Ollie GarrodElected Dec 2016 
Results Secretary:Jenny Bell (photo)  
Pairs Relay Secretary(John Barron) Co-opted for the day 
Cranleigh 15/21 Race Organiser and SecretaryBrian & Hazel VineCo-opted  
CommitteeJohn HoggBlackwater Valley Runners 
 Michael WhiteCranleigh Runners 
 Patrick MartinDorking & Mole Valley 
 Mick & Jenny ChildsEpsom Oddballs 
 Ken SaundersTeam Magic 
 Christopher NashPyrford Puffers 
 Claire Humphrey & 
Andrew Bamford
Reigate Priory 
 Keith BattenRunnymede Runners 
 Colin HarrisWimbledon Windmilers

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