Funeral Notice

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For friends who would like to attend the Funeral Mass for Alison Aldrich it will be held at:

St Mary’s Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth

10.30 am Friday 29 December 2017

The Cortege will leave from the Church to arrive at the FREMANTLE Cemetery for a Burial Service at 1.15pm.

Our record-breaking steeplechasers

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In a stellar night of athletics at ECAC, 3 athletes broke records in the 2000m steeplechase, (World and National pending at this stage).

David Carr bettered his own M85 World Record.

Gillian Young was only 5 seconds off the W70 World Record but smashed the Australian record.

Lynne Schickert broke her own W75 State Record.

Full results from last night, and for all Track and Field Results, see the Track and Field Tab.

Handicap Trophy

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Coming into Canning Caper, we had three athletes capable of winning the trophy. Keith Atkinson had already posted a good score, but as Race Director could only watch on as Gillian Young and Bob Schickert strived to come high enough in the order to take the prize.

Bob was determined and focused, but turning onto the bridge he looked behind and saw an army of runners bearing down on him. With a last almighty effort he sprinted for the line, held them off, and took the silverware.

Congratulations Bob.


1. Bob Schickert 41 points
2. Keith Atkinson 50 points
3. Gillian Young 51 points
4. Alan Gray 61 points
5. John Pellier 78 points
5. Brian Bennett 78 points
7. Alastair Wallace 102 points

Vale Alison Aldrich

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Alison Aldrich, member 78 and mother of Sean Keane, passed away on Sunday 17th December.

Bob Schickert has fond memories of Alison and writes:

Thirty years ago when we arrived in Perth, Alison and Brian Aldrich were regular club Sunday runners and they were also race directors. They started their event from Hurlingham St in South Perth and most of the athletes went on to morning tea arranged by them at the Hurlingham hotel just up the road. Very nice.

I think Ted Maslen was first in that day for the race which went down the freeway towards Canning Bridge and back. I remember because I was just behind him and it was very hot for an athlete from Melbourne.

Running time for Alison was limited by the time and effort she put in to her studies in financial planning and then a many year legal degree which resulted in the setting up of her operation of Alison Legal in Victoria Park.

Alison was a member of the organising committee for the 1989 AMA Championships held in Perth, with David Carr being the chair.

Alison and Brian were very friendly towards us as we were newcomers to Perth and the club. We were invited to their home in Bullcreek.

In recent years with Brian not as healthy as he had been appearances at Sunday events by the Aldrichs were infrequent but when they came along they were always very friendly.

Over recent years our news of Alison has been patchy but that does not lessen the shock at her sudden and very sad passing.

December TFNL Out Now

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In this issue:

  • The Patron’s Trophy has been run and won. John Dennehy reviews the series.
  • It’s time to renew your MAWA membership.
  • Melissa Foster, Matt Staunton and Barbara Blurton (relay team) nominated for WMA Athlete of the Year Awards.
  • Carmel Meyer profiles the vivacious Jenn Perker
  • Margaret Saunders writes on the “Art of Peaking”
  • John Dennehy’s Track and Field Notes

Head over to the Magazine’s Tab to download you copy.

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)