WAAOC Winter Walks

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The WA Athletics Officials Club is hosting a Winter Walks competition on Saturday 25 May and Masters Athletes are invited to participate. Registration is taken on the Day.

Where: Perry Lakes (parking at Hockey Club rooms)

Start Times:

1.40pm – 3km

2.45pm – 5km & 10km

Road Closures Sunday 19 May

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Please note that there will be a number of road closures on Sunday 19 May for the HBF Run for a Reason so please check the following link before planning your route to our RRC/RWC Nedlands Run at JH Abrahams Reserve:

Road Closures

Leonora Gift

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The Leonora Golden Gift athletics carnival will be taking place on the WA Day Long Weekend (1-2 June 2019). Over 20 Olympians have competed in the Gift’s 17-year history and we would like to invite you to join us in Leonora for a great weekend of racing and entertainment.

The main events include the Elite Mile, 120m and 600m, plus more events on offer with a total prize pool of over $50,000 for the weekend.

There are also rides, market stalls, food vans, horse races and a free concert by Pete Murray! The Leonora Golden Gift is a truely iconic event on the Australian running calendar and is a phenomenal experience for those lucky enough to compete.

A chartered flight is available from Perth, departing Saturday 1 June at 8:00am and returning on Sunday 2 June at 8:00pm. Get in quick as there are limited seats available. Alternatively, if there are enough people interested we will charter a bus from Perth to Leonora return. There is some travel assistance available for those elite athletes who qualify.

To book flights and accomodation please email leonoragoldengift@gmail.com.

To learn more visit: http://www.leonoragoldengift.com/.

AMA Half Marathon

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The Australian Masters Athletics Half Marathon Championships will be held on Sunday 26 May in Canberra as part of the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon. The course runs around Lake Burley Griffen.

Entries Close 23 May – see links below:





Please also note that the 2019 AMA Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Gold Coast Marathon in Queensland on Sunday 7 July.

All current financial members of a state masters athletics club are eligible to enter.

A $15 championship levy is required with your nomination through the regular race entry process.

See website below:

Gold Coast Marathon

10,000 Track Handicap

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21 members completed the track handicap on a cool but still night at UWA McGillvray. Congratulations to Jason Kell on a great run and a clear win.

The results are on the T & F Results tab under Special Events.

AMA Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to our very own Lynne Schickert who had the great honour of being inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame at the recent Nationals.

Janet Naylon reports:

At the AMA Awards Dinner held during the National Championships in Melbourne, Lynne Schickert and Mary Thomas were inducted as the 18th and 19th members of the Hall of Fame – Lynne as the 4th administrator and Mary as the 14th athlete.

Lynne Schickert Administrator

Lynne has contributed forty years of service to Masters Athletics at local, regional and world levels as a competitor, official and administrator. A successful athlete in her chosen events, it is in Lynne’s administrative skills that she excels.
Lynne holds and has held many executive positions on behalf of masters athletics – President, Oceania Masters Athletics; Executive Vice President, World Masters Athletics; Oceania Representative to WMA; President, Vice President and life member, Masters Athletics Western Australia and AMA President. She was also a member of the AMA team who successfully bid for the 2016 WMA Championships in Perth, then continued to serve on the Local Organising Committee and as the WMA Liaison Manager. 
On behalf of AMA, Lynne was instrumental in the development of the AMA website and on-line entry system; reviewing and updating of governance and constitutional issues; co-editor of the AMA handbook and project manager of AMA history “Age is no Barrier”. 
Due to her passion for masters athletics, Lynne has contributed many hours of voluntary unpaid administrative work to ensure Masters athletics in Australia, Oceania region and world-wide is well organised, well promoted and widely recognised by our sporting and general community.

Travel services for WMA/OMA Championships

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A number of members have used the services of Roy Skuse for travel to WMA/OMA Championships. Roy is retiring after Mackay and a Melbourne Travel Company NPIRE is planning to offer a similar service to Masters Athletes.

Attached is their


MAWA results from Melbourne

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Apologies to those missed the first time!
Full results and records set during the championships can now be seen under Track and Field results tab.

Nationals Photos

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To see Graeme Dahl’s photos from the Nationals in Melbourne please go to the following link:

Graeme Dahl’s Flickr Albums

Photos from all four days can now be viewed – many thanks to Graeme!


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MAWA members won a total of 4 of the 11 AMA awards – a remarkable achievement for one of the smaller States.

Many congratulations to our winners:

Gillian Young our World Record steeplechaser

Lyn Ventris – back to World Record form in the walks

David Carr – multiple world titles in Malaga

Barbara Blurton – outstanding work in the admin area at State, National and World level

The full list of awards can be found on the AMA website