February TFNL Now Available

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In this issue:
  • John Dennehy reports on Masters performances at the Track Classic and State Open Champs.
  • Entries close for the VenuesWest AMA Championships to be held in Perth on March 16 and all the background to the event is in the first enewsletter.
  • Clive Choate gives an insight into the recent Oceania Masters Championships in Dunedin. There are 10 pages devoted to the event which feature “My Champs” stories from a number of masters.
  • Carmel Meyer’s profile story looks at Rob Nichols’ lonely, late nights.
  • Margaret Saunders delves into the research on the recovery for masters.
  • John Dennehy looks at some of the highlights of this year’s track and field season.
  • Happy reading and don’t forget to enter online for  the Perth  Nationals.

You can download a copy from the TFNL Magazine page or view in the online catalogue

Race Walking Training

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The WA Race Walkers Club will be holding a training session at the WA Athletics Stadium on Saturday 24 February from 8am

Masters athletes are welcome to join in!

This is a chance to practice correct technique on the track before the Championships – entry to the Stadium is $8 adults and $4 concession.

BBC Doco on Athletes 90+

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Did you see the BBC Documentary “The Pacemakers” on ABC TV Tuesday night?

A truly heartwarming and inspirational story of a group of over 90 year old male athletes competing at World’s in Perth and Indoor’s at Daegu.

Included is Australian Jim Sinclair (Victoria)

If you missed it you can click on the following link to watch online:


Vetrun Extra

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We have a new page on the website under “Magazines” called “Vetrun Extra” – for articles sometimes too long to print in the Vetrun

The “Vetruns Starters List 2017” showing number of Sunday runs completed by members in 2017 has now been updated and put in this section.

(apologies there were a few errors in the original list printed due to misspellings in our results)


MAWA AMA Award Nominations

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Our congratulations to the MAWA nominees for this year’s AMA awards to be presented at the Awards Dinner in Perth, April 28th.

Sprints: Colin Smith after an outstanding year with Australian indoor records and 2 runner up places in Darwin.

Middle Distance/Steeples: David Carr broke 4 world records in an amazing 2 month period just after his 85th birthday.

Distance: Rather a lean year for our distance runners, but Rochelle Rogers joined the club on her 30th birthday and ran a stunning Australian record at the Melbourne marathon. This earned her our nomination.

Jumps: Even at he end of the age group she won 3 golds at World Indoors and consistently achieved 80% age-gradings. Melissa Foster

Throws: Byrony Glass with 3 Australian Records during the year

Walks: New member Andrew Duncan was the best of our walkers in 2017, achieving age gradings of over 85%

Multis: This was a close run. Jenn Parker, Ruth Johnson and Peggy Macliver all set state records, but the nomination goes to Matt Staunton for his win in Darwin, and an Australian record in the Weight Pentathlon

Best male athlete: David Carr

Best female athlete: Byrony Glass

Best overall performance: David Carr 800m World Record. 100.7% age-graded.

Dwellingup Camp

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Reminder – March long weekend is fast approaching!

If you would like to go on the Dwellingup Camp please contact Elaine Dance:

Payment due by 25 February – only $45 per night 2nd to 5th or 6th March

Ph: 9593 4607 or email:



Dunedin Photos

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Australian Jean Hampson took some great photos at the recent Oceania Championships in Dunedin and has kindly offered them for viewing by all at the following links:

20 January – Opening 

21 January – Multi Events/800m/Medals 

22 January – Sprints & Medals 

23 January – Walks, Jumps, Sprints, Medals 

25 January – Jumps, Sprints, Steeplechase, Medals

26 January – Jumps, L Hurdles, Pole Vault, Walks, Javelin, Shot, Discus, 1500m

26 January – Relays and Closing

27 January – Half Marathon


Woodman Point Photos

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To see Graeme Dahl’s photos from our Woodman Point Run Sunday 11 February please go to the following link:

Graeme Dahl’s Flickr Album

High Jump at WAAS 27 February

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Dave Wyatt will be away from Perth on Tuesday 27 February 2018 and so will not be able to coach High Jump on that afternoon/evening.
However, the HJ competition can remain as programmed as he has organised with Sue Coate in association with Lisa Limonas to run the site. Lisa satisfies the Venues West requirement to have an AWA accredited coach in attendance on the site.