AMA Half Marathon Championship 2019

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ACT Masters Athletics is thrilled to be again hosting the AMA National Half-Marathon Championships.

This year, the national championships will be held in conjunction with the 50th YMCA Canberra Half Marathon on Sunday 26 May in Canberra, a little earlier than last year, but hopefully with a chance for better weather!

Running in conjunction with the YMCA 50th anniversary event, we expect to attract a big field of quality athletes with much competition, and PBs and records likely on the fast course. The bitumen bike path winds its way through the picturesque foreshores and is well serviced by toilets and drink stations.

All entries are online via the YMCA Canberra Half-Marathon entry portal, and early bird entries close midnight on 28 April. To enter, go through the YMCA Half Marathon entry screens, then enter your AMA details and select the AMA Half Marathon registration option. All AMA Athletes are automatically entered into the YMCA race and are also eligible for YMCA medals, so it’s two half marathons for little more than the price for one!

More information is available on the ACTMA website.

AMA Awards – MAWA nominations

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Congratulations to the following who have been nominated for these awards:

Sprints. David Carr – Aus record 400m. State records 60/100/200

Middle distance/steeples. Gillian Young – world record steeplechase

Distance. Rochelle Rodgers – Aus record ½ marathon

Walks. Lyn Ventris – 2 world records

Jumps. Melissa Foster – state records in both LJ and TJ

Throws. Byrony Glass – Aus records in hammer and weightM

Most outstanding male/female. David Carr/Lyn Ventris.

Best performance. Lyn Ventris – 10k walk world record.

Administrator of the year. Barbara Blurton – Set up and manages registration system. Club Statistician. Competition Manager for Nationals and States. In team that developed Perth 2016 programme.

WMA Athletes of the year

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Some great news for Masters Athletics in WA. Many congratulations to Lyn and David:
Lyn Ventris from WA is the Best Masters Athlete in the World in the Walks Category
Lyn Ventris (W60) won three gold medals at the World Championships at Malaga in the 5km track walk, 10km road walk and 20km road walk setting a world record in the 10km event. Lyn already held the world record in the 5km event from National Championships in Perth. Her feats are remarkable given she has only returned this year to competing successfully after a very long layoff from injuries.

David Carr from WA is Runner up in the Middle Distance Category
David Carr (M85) holds all M85 Australian Records from 400m to 10000m. He also holds the M85 World records for 800m, 1500m, steeplechase and one mile. At the World Championships in Malaga he won gold in the 800m, 1500m and steeplechase and silver in the 400m.

Full list of winners at

AMA Champs Entries Open

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Entries are now open for the AMA Championships in Melbourne 26-29 April 2019

Please go to the website below for further information and to register – Closing date 15 March:

Melbourne 2019

The Athletes dinner will be on Saturday 27 April at West Beach Bathers Pavilion and tickets can be purchased when you register – note tickets are limited.

Please look at the Schedule on their website to check program changes.

Note you will need to wear the MAWA singlet with any black shorts/pants to compete at Nationals – if you need to purchase a singlet please go to the “MAWA Shop” button in the menu above. Ladies also have the choice of a crop top.

Congratulations Lynne Schickert

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Last night at the RAC WA Sports Star Awards Lynne Schickert was awarded the prestigious
Roobix Service to Sport May Campbell Medal jointly with Elaine Forward and Valerie Mayger which recognizes the long and outstanding service of an individual to their sport.

As well as all her work for Masters Athletics WA all these years Lynne is an official for Athletics WA and is currently president of Oceania Masters Athletics and Executive Vice President of World Masters Athletics.

We salute you Lynne and applaud this recognition of all your amazing achievements and dedication to our sport!

Please note you can watch the award presentations on Channel 7 at 4pm on Saturday 9 February

Bunbury Gift

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The WesTrac Bunbury Geographe Gift will be held at the Bunbury Recreation Ground on the March long weekend 2-3 March 2019

There are two Masters events for those over 35 yrs

100m and 300m – both mixed races for men and women – great prize pools!

Entry fee $15 – please go to the following link to register by 11 February:

Bunbury Geographe Gift

Friendship Run Photos

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View Graeme Dahl’s great photos from the Friendship Run on 3 February by clicking the following link:

Graeme Dahl’s Flickr Album


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Today is the last day to renew your membership. Use the link on this page and if you don’t know your membership number look under the tabs – Our Club, Membership.

Last Chance Camp

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There are only 10 places left for the Dwellingup Camp on the March long weekend (1- 4 March)

Please contact Elaine Dance by next Sunday 3 February after which places will be closed as we need to give our final numbers to the Dwellingup Caravan Park to confirm our chalets.

Email Elaine:

or Phone: 0421 397 821

See Social page for details of activities – lots of fun for all!

No Throws Coaching

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Unfortunately Bailey Dawson isn’t available to coach throws on Wednesdays at ECAC any more.

Tom Lenane will still be coaching sprints/hurdles on Wednesdays.