Well done to all those who took part in this year’s event. Congratulations to Colin and Barbara who are the 2020 winners.
W70 Barbara Blurton 655.02
W50 Jenn Parker 623.52
W40 Dani Fuda 423.28
M55 Colin Smith 605.80
M70 Geoff Brayshaw 573.28
M40 Rob Nichols 559.99
M30 Matt Dean 477.54
M40 David Adams 453.06
AMA Awards – MAWA nominations
Congratulations to the following outstanding MAWA athletes who have been nominated for AMA Awards.
Barbara Blurton World and Australian records over 200m/400m
Mandy Mason State record over 100m
Barbara Blurton Australian and State records over 800m/1000m
Sharon Davis State record over 1000m
Roberto Busi State records over 3000m and half marathon
Andrew Duncan State records in 10km and 20km road walk
Hans Venter State record in high jump
Warren Button – Australian and State records with hammer and weight
Jenn Parker State records in Throws and Heavy Weight pentathlons
Male Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Best Performance of the Year
Administrator of the Year
It is with great sadness that the club reports the passing of Christine Oldfield on 20th December from a sudden heart attack.
I am sure the whole club will want to pass their best wishes to John in this difficult time.
ECAC 17 December
Due to the aborted 100m on 19th November the 100m this week will be a Patron’s Trophy event. To accommodate this as well as the Long Jump, we have revised the event order, which is now: 100m, 1500m, 200m, 3000m, steeple.
Barbara Blurton pending WR
Congratulations to Barbara who has taken a sizeable chunk off her 400m World Record. At ECAC last night she ran 71.78s.
December vetrun now available
The December vetrun is now available. Head to the Magazines Tab to download the High or Low Res version.
Our Christmas Gift event on 20 December is a bit different – there is no set course, no timing and no marshals. Note that this run starts at 7.30 am but the rest of our summer runs start at 7 am.
We all set off together but can turn around whenever you are ready! Festive dress is the order of the day so wear your best Christmas outfit, hat, socks and Christmas colours and there will be prizes for the best costumes.
The run/walk is followed by a special Christmas Morning tea for everyone. The sharing of Santa gifts is for those who would like to participate – just bring a wrapped gift of around $10 value to place under the tree and our Christmas Fairy (Elaine) will let everyone know when it is their turn to choose a present.
Calling all 5000m runners
Athletics West is hosting a Keep on Running Night on 16 December that will offer a program of 5000m races for runners of every speed to test themselves on the track. Whether you’re a recreational runner, track athlete or are usually found on road, trails or park, this is a great opportunity to lace up your racing shoes and test yourself for an official time. Go to the Athletics West website -Events tab, Calendar and click on 16 December for further information and registration.
December TFNL now available
The latest TFNL is now on the website – head to the magazines tab
Masters segment on Radio
Note that we have our own Masters segment on a Radio Station 101.7 FM every Saturday. The time has been changed to 7:30am so that more members are able to listen. It contains news and items of interest, so please support this initiative and listen in if you can.