Welcome To Masters Athletics W.A.

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Upcoming Events

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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.

MAWA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures, and to Elders both past and present.

Masters segment on Radio

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Note that we have our own Masters segment on a Radio Station 101.7 FM every Saturday. The time has been changed to 7:30am so that more members are able to listen. It contains news and items of interest, so please support this initiative and listen in if you can.

Thanks go to Barrie Kernaghan.

MAWA Photofinish equipment

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MAWA owns state of the art photofinish equipment.

We are looking for someone to join the roster to set up and operate the equipment at our track meets. May be of interest to someone who enjoys working with sophisticated software applications.

Does not need to be a track and field competitor. Even if you are a competitor, duties can be worked around your events.

Please contact Richard Blurton if interested.

OMA Virtual Challenge

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OMA are holding a virtual event in lieu of the Norfolk Island Championships which had been planned for January. All performances to be submitted must take place in January 2021. The events must be carried out in accordance with this schedule:

OMA virtual challenge

Your results must be submitted to Oliver Berry, oliverjberry@gmail.com, by 3rd February at the latest. Information required is Event, Venue and Date, Name and DOB, Performance, Wind Reading if applicable

Only one entry per event is permitted, but you may do an event more than once and submit the best performance.

Barbara Blurton World Record

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Congratulations to Barbara who broke her own 400m WR last night with a pending mark of 72.51.

Committee Summary September/October

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  • Sunday tags to restart 4th October.
  • Sunday visitors to restart 15th November, with requirements for exact cash put into tin and cut-off 10 minutes before run start.
  • Agreed to purchase time display board linked to photofinish.
  • Agreed to purchase one-piece soft top cover for high jump mat.
  • Committee roles for next 12 months: Silke – communications and in particular facebook, Pam – Sunday Run Co-ordinator, John – Sunday Run Equipment, Mark – Track and Field, Rochelle – Medals and Trophies, Richard – Track Bookings. If possible questions and comments should be addressed directly to the responsible committee member.
  • Electronic timing required for State Records 800m and below.
  • AMA Coaching Grant received and 2020/2021 coaching programme set up and detailed on the website
  • Answers to issues raised at MAWA AGM: there will be no limit on visitors, older athletes will be exempt from helper duties in future years, free membership will be kept at 90+.
  • Attended AMA AGM. For those interested the minutes will soon be on the AMA website.
  • Acknowledgement of Country. MAWA statement is now on the website home page, but announcements prior to runs will only be made when we are at a site of special Aboriginal significance.
  • On the social side there will be a Christmas lunch if sufficient interest – speak to Elaine Dance.
  • Next Year’s National and International events: A decision on AMA Champs Canberra will be made on 16th December. A decision on WMAC Tampere will be made in January. World Masters Games in Kansai Japan in May – this has been cancelled. Australian Masters Games in Perth in October – planning for this to happen.

Monday Training Reminder

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MAWA has booked the ECAC track, Wharf Street Cannington, each Monday between 8 and 9am for training. All MAWA members welcome. Cost is $5 payable to Barbara on the day.

Look forward to seeing you there.

MAWA State Records

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With immediate effect, electronic timing will be required for all MAWA record claims 800m and below.

This bring us into line with WMA and AMA requirements.

Electronic times are always available at AW meetings at WAAS, and at MAWA summer meetings at ECAC. It may be possible for us to offer electronic timing outside of these specified venues. Please speak to Richard Blurton or Gillian Young.

Sunday photos

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Vic’s photos from the Beautiful Bibra Lake Run can be found in the “Photo Gallery” under the “Road” menu and Graeme’s photos as always can be viewed at the following link:

Graeme Dahl’s Flickr Album

Thanks to our wonderful photographers and thanks to Gail for the great weather and all the volunteers!

Heptathlon/Decathlon

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We have agreed with Athletics West that the State Multi-event Championships 30/31 January will incorporate Masters heptathlon and decathlon. These will be Masters State Championship events.

These are tough events and MAWA members may be reluctant to try them out. However if you do want to give it a go, Oliver Berry and our other multi-eventers will be around to provide help and guidance.

There is also a multi-event weekend at WAAS 21/22 November.

AGM Minutes

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The AGM minutes have now been uploaded to the website for viewing – see under “Our Club”- “About Us” or click link below:

2020 AGM Minutes