Patron’s Trophy

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Well done to everyone who completed this year’s Patron’s Trophy.

The Women’s contest was closely fought to the end with Sue Coate beating Carmel Meyer by the smallest of margins, just 7 points.

As expected David Carr took out the Men’s trophy, but all credit to Colin Smith for his outstanding second place.

Full results will be in the forthcoming TFNL.

Xmas Gift Run

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Reminder – our Christmas Gift Run on Christmas Eve is a bit different…

…it’s a party!

The Run/walk is not timed or a set distance – you can do whatever suits you!

Starts at 7.30am so you don’t have to rush

All members welcome to come along!

  • Come dressed in your Favourite Festive garb (there will be prizes for best costumes!)

Following the run the Christmas elves put on a wonderful Festive morning tea spread!

(special thanks to Elaine and all her merry helpers)

  • To join in the festivities please bring a present (worth $10) to put under the gum tree!

These are given out during the party in age groups called at random – so everyone who brings a present will get to collect one!

Please Note:  Sunday Runs continue but there is a two week break in

Track and Field after Christmas – resuming on 9th and 11th January

The Committee would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and safe holidays!

Recognise Melanomas

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Recognise Melanomas – important news from Cancer Council

Warning signs of potentially deadly skin cancers – pale melanomas – have been revised by Cancer Council Australia. Fast-growing, these small pinkish nodular melanomas can erupt in weeks and quickly become aggressive. Men in midlife, particularly those over 60, are at especial risk.

Go to Vetrun Healthline (under Magazines tab on the home page) for the full story:

‘How to recognise a melanoma’ prepared by the Vetrun design team with full-colour illustrations.


AMA ENewsletter #7 December

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Please see link below to view your AMA December ENewsletter:

AMA ENewsletter #7


Sunday 7am Start Reminder

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Now it is SUMMER our Sunday runs will start at 7am so don’t forget to set your alarm a little earlier! (from 3 December)

WMA Award Nominations

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WMA Athlete of the Year  Category Awards 2017

Congratulations to the following nominees:

Combined Events/Relays:  Barbara Blurton – W65 Australian 4 x 400m relay (with Carol Davis, Jenny Flynn and Lyn Peake)

Jumps:  Melissa Foster – W35 Triple Jump

Throws:  Matt Staunton – M40 Hammer

The OMA Council has made the above nominations which will be considered by the WMA Council and winners will be presented at the WMA General Assembly in Malaga 2018.  For full list please see link below:

OMA Nominations

ECAC programme 30 November

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If time permits there will also be a shot put on at ECAC on 30th Nov

World Rankings Access Week

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From 23 November to 1 December everyone can have member access to the World Masters Rankings Website:

Masters World Rankings Website

Everyone can see all, including full 2017, Rankings, Age Grades, Age Graded Rankings, All-Time lists, All Performances, post pictures, post bio, set preferences making it even easier and quicker to get to what you want to see, from now through December 1st. You can really appreciate the speed improvement plus all the features available to members. More are planned – sign up now so you don’t miss out:

Masters Rankings Membership

Fundraiser Shop

(note international shipping costs for shop items)


Oceania Team Newsletter

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Oceania Masters Athletics Championships Dunedin NZ 20-27 January 2018

Reminder Entries Close 8 December!

Our Australian Team Manager for this event is Hazel McDonnell

If you have entered or thinking of going please read the first team newsletter below:

Australian Team Newsletter #1

Note you must wear the Australian uniform for this event available from AMA website below:

Please order early to avoid delivery delays

MAWA has the following Australian uniform items (left over from Worlds) at a discount price available from Delia:

Mens Shorts: small, 2XL – $30

Ladies Briefs: size 14 – $20

For more info on Dunedin please go to the event website:


New TFNL Now Available

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November edition of TFNL Now available

In this issue:

  • John Dennehy writes on the early rounds of the Patron’s Trophy.
  • The website for the Perth AMA Championships goes online.
  • Carmel Meyers profiles Bernie Riviere.
  • Margaret Saunders writes on “being caught short”
  • John Denney’s track and field notes

Happy reading,
Graeme (Dahl) – TFNL Editor

Download from the Magazines page or visit the TFNL virtual bookcase