Marathon Club Plaque for John Gilmour

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The WA Marathon Club will be inducting a plaque for John Gilmour on their memorial wall at their clubrooms in Burswood on Saturday 24 November at 3pm

All welcome

Sunday Programme 2019

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Next year’s programme is now on the website. Sunday runners should use it to select their preferred helper dates. Remember that the earlier you renew, the more likely you are to get your preferred dates.


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This newspost is to remind members of the arrangements we have with Athletics WA on registration and insurance. All MAWA members are registered with AWA which means you do not have to pay a registration fee to compete in AWA events. That registration gives our members the full benefits of the Athletics Australia insurance policy at all MAWA sanctioned events. This covers both public liability and personal accident. The attached gives full details of the coverage, and we suggest that all members read it:

Athletics Australia insurance policy

Have a Go Day

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The Seniors Recreation Council of WA 2018 “Have a Go Day” will be on Wednesday 14 November 9am to 3pm at Burswood

MAWA will be having a stand there to provide information about Masters Athletics so if you go along please pop in to say hello (site 36)

The event will be in the area where we usually hold our runs – that car park will be closed but the other car parks in Burswood will be available and there will also be shuttle buses from the train station.

It is a free event with theme “Age is no Barrier” with activities and information for over 50’s – see flyer below:

Have A Go Day Flyer

Have a Go Day Map





2019 World Indoors

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The 2019 World Indoor Championships will be held in:

Torun, Poland 24-30 March 2019

Registrations are open – please see website link below:

WMACI 2019

Australian Uniform –  please note you now need to wear the current Australian Uniform to participate.  If you don’t already have this please go to the AMA website below to order:

AMA Uniform


2019 Nationals

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The AMA Track & Field Championships for 2019 will be in

Melbourne 26-29 April 2019 – draft schedule is available see website below:

Melbourne 2019

Entries will be opening soon

Melbourne Cup Lunch

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Only two places left available for our Melbourne Cup Lunch at Miss Maud on 6 November!

If you would like to come please see Elaine Dance (see Social page)

TFNL 2018 WMA Championships Malaga

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The latest edition of TFNL is now available on the magazines page.

In this issue:

  • Australian athletes have returned from Malaga in sunny Spain and this edition features photos of several of the events.
  • In addition a number of athletes have shared their championships’ experiences with “My Worlds” stories.

Head over to the magazines tab to download a pdf copy or view in the digital bookshelf.

Committee Meeting Summary, September/October

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  • Membership fees will remain the same, except that the supplement for posted vetrun will increase to $20.
  • A special $20 membership will apply to new and rejoining members joining for the remainder of 2018.
  • Bold Park run very successful. Some issues identified, and a report by Paul Hughes on recommended changes has been passed to Giovanni.
  • 2019 State Champs programme agreed, and now on website.
  • Agreed to ask David Carr to be our new Patron. He subsequently agreed.
  • Clash checking of the draft 2019 Sunday programme is complete. The programme will be on the website in November.
  • MAWA will support the AMA proposal that Heavy Weight weights should vary with competitor age.
  • Worked to prepare for the upcoming MAWA and AMA AGM’s.
  • Membership at 625 is a new record for the club.

New Committee & AGM Awards

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Thanks to everyone who came to the AGM on Sunday it was a great turn out.

The full minutes will be placed on the website for viewing in due course.

Special thanks to retiring committee members Keith Hill, Margaret Bennett and Jenn Parker for their great contributions over their time on the committee.  Please also make our new committee members feel welcome!

Your new committee for 2018-2019 are as follows:

President: Richard Blurton

Vice-President: Jim Langford

Secretary: Delia Baldock

Treasurer: Gary Fisher

Committee Members:

  • Giovanni Puglisi
  • Janne Wells
  • Andrew Cuthbertson
  • Mark Howard

Congratulations to the winners of the following awards which were presented at the AGM by our esteemed new Club Patron David Carr:

Anne Shaw Trophy (Best Performance at State Champs): Lyn Ventris

John Gilmour Trophy (Best Performance of year): Lyn Ventris

Achievement Award – Track & Field (Most improved at Track): Janne Wells

Achievement Award – Road (Most improved on Sundays): Gary Fisher

Life Membership: Delia Baldock

Special thanks also to Elaine Dance and all our wonderful morning tea helpers!