Visitors are always welcome at MAWA events for a small fee ($5)
The object of our club is to encourage and promote Masters Athletics, general fitness, and to provide opportunities for training and competition.
To see what Masters Athletics WA (MAWA) offers, head over to the about us page.
Over 30? Why not join us?
Membership is open to men and women 30 years of age and over.
Winter Mini Meets
The University of WA Athletics Club is holding some open mini meets at the WA Athletics Stadium over winter and athletes from all other clubs are welcome to compete.
The second meet will be on Saturday 23 June – Timetable:
To enter just come down on the day and sign up for any events you would like to compete in. Entry fees include the usual WA Athletics Stadium entry fee as well as a single gold coin donation to the UWAAC when registering for your events.
Remember to register for your events a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled event time. Call time is 10 minutes before the event at the event site (start line for track races, and field site for field events).
For more information please go to the following link:
Twenty MAWA members completed the Perth Marathon yesterday, and there were some great performances. Foremost was Rochelle Rodgers who picked up awards for first female overall, State Champion and age group winner. She will also collect the Jim Barnes Trophy for her 82% age-grade.
New member Matt Di Masi was first MAWA athlete home and collected a State Record and a 75% age-grade. David Baird was on course for a State Record but faded towards the end. Other 70%+ achievers were Kim Thomas, Mitch Cleasby, Kevin Johnson and Clare Wardle.
Well done to all the Masters athletes who participated!!
Thanks also to the wonderful helpers!
Committee Summary, April – June 2018
Apologies for missing the last 2 months, due to being busy with Nationals and then being away recovering from being busy with Nationals.
Following further discussions with the Council, details for the new Bold Park 2.9/5.4/7.9k event are firming up.
The results tag system is performing well, and now being used without the manual back-up.
The winter T & F programme is now underway, and includes meets at WAAS in August as preparation for Malaga
The Nationals in April went very well. Thanks to VenuesWest sponsorship, the bumper entry, and excellence cost management by the committee, a substantial surplus will flow to MAWA. Precise details can be seen by members when the MAWA accounts are published ahead of the AGM.
The UWA 10k track handicap will continue. A new race director is needed.
The Short RWC/RRC will continue, but now on exactly the same Sundays as the full RWC/RRC. Participation in the short event would have been higher if Deepwater Point had been avoided, as this always clashes with HBF Run for a Reason.
Athletes pushing strollers will be allowed at Sunday runs. They are requested to start at the back of the field.
New throws equipment has been purchased. The committee approved the purchase of a set of 8 starting blocks plus trolley for ECAC.
A photofinish package has now been purchased, using funds from the Perth 2016 trust. It will be used for State Champs at ECAC, and we also plan to use it for our regular Thursday track meets in the summer season. Any member who would like to be trained in its use should contact Richard Blurton.
For active members, helping at Sunday runs or at T & F is a requirement of membership. With our high membership we now have a large number of members on a reserves list, and these people must be prepared to fill gaps when requested by helpers coordinator Jim Langford.
Membership continues to rise and has now passed 600.
June Vetrun now available
The June 2018 vetrun is now available. Head to the Magazines Tab on the website to download the High or Low Res versions.
Trophy and medal presentations
For those members new to the club, each year we have a presentation breakfast after the Racecourse Run – this year 29th July.
We will present trophies and medals for the Road Running and Walking Championships, plus medals for the club half marathon
The Australian Track & Field Coaches Association WA has some coaching books for sale:
If you would like to buy any please phone their Secretary Anne Masters on 9381 7673 or email to:
The Young Athlete’s Handbook – Your guide to success in sports $32.00
Strength Ball Training $32.00
The Strength Training Workout Encyclopedia $30.00
Running Encyclopaedia $37.00
Stretch to Win $30.00
SportsVision – Training for Better Performance $35.00
Sport First Aid 4th Ed $35.00
Plyometrics for Athletes at All Levels $27.00
101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners $24.00
Pose Method of Running (Nicholas Romanov & John Robson) $50.00
Training for Speed, Agility and Quickness $20.00
Coaches Guide to Teaching Sports Skills $25.00
Coaching Track and Field Successfully $36.00
Creative Play Activities for Children with Disabilities $31.95
Circuit Training for All Sports $34.00
Please go to the following link to view Graeme Dahl’s photos from Sunday’s RRC and RWC: