VenuesWest have now confirmed that the stadium will be closed from 6th January to 5th February for re-surfacing. The stadium will also be closed for the Christmas period 24th December to 5th January.
Melbourne marathon and half marathon
As far as we are aware six MAWA members competed in this year’s events.
Congratulations to Sandra Stockman, (3:10:48), and Bob Lane, (3:09:17), who won their age-group categories. Also to Hamish McLeod our webmaster, finishing his first ever marathon in 3:59:53. Wayne Taylor was our other marathoner, running 3:45:50.
Ross Keane, Karen Peace and Gail James completed the half marathon in times of 1:44:15, 1:45:08 and 1:46:47 respectively.
WAAS closure for track re-surfacing
Plans for the re-surfacing of the WAAS track are firming up, although they could still change.
WAAS will be closed from early January through to around 7th February. Hence there will be no MAWA Tuesday meetings at WAAS during that period. Two Patron’s Trophy Tuesdays are affected, and members will need to do these events at ECAC.
AWA have re-scheduled their events during this period. MAWA State Championship dates, (15th March pentathlons, 29th/30th March main weekend), are unaffected.
We will advise if there is any change to this plan.
Interim Club Tops
The Interim Club Tops are now on the website on the T & F Results page. As usual, there is insufficient data from the winter season to include walks, steeples, hurdles or field events, but these will be included in the final end-of-year data.
October TFNL Now Available
The October of Track and Field Newsletter (TFNL) is now in the virtual bookcase and the PDF both found on the TFNL page.
This edition features:
Bjorn Dybdahl began his track season in August with a silver medal at the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy.
The Oceania Masters Athletics Council has nominated David Carr for the IAAF Masters Athlete of the Year Award.
Twenty-one MAWA athletes head to Brazil for the World Masters Championships at Porto Alegre.
Lynne Schickert steps down from her board position with Australian Masters Athletics.
Margaret Saunders training column looks at the transition from the winter to summer season.
Christine Oldfield profiles Rae McMillan.
Full summer track and field programme.
The Australian Masters Association AGM is held every September and discusses/agrees matters of interest to affiliated clubs. Val Millard attended this year’s meeting and her informal report is enclosed here for your interest. This report, along with other AGM reports, sits under the ‘About Us’ tab. Report on AMA AGM 2013