Some great news for Masters Athletics in WA. Many congratulations to Lyn and David:
Lyn Ventris from WA is the Best Masters Athlete in the World in the Walks Category
Lyn Ventris (W60) won three gold medals at the World Championships at Malaga in the 5km track walk, 10km road walk and 20km road walk setting a world record in the 10km event. Lyn already held the world record in the 5km event from National Championships in Perth. Her feats are remarkable given she has only returned this year to competing successfully after a very long layoff from injuries.
David Carr from WA is Runner up in the Middle Distance Category
David Carr (M85) holds all M85 Australian Records from 400m to 10000m. He also holds the M85 World records for 800m, 1500m, steeplechase and one mile. At the World Championships in Malaga he won gold in the 800m, 1500m and steeplechase and silver in the 400m.
Full list of winners at https://world-masters-athletics.com/news/2018-athletes-of-the-year/
AMA Champs Entries Open
Entries are now open for the AMA Championships in Melbourne 26-29 April 2019
Please go to the website below for further information and to register – Closing date 15 March:
The Athletes dinner will be on Saturday 27 April at West Beach Bathers Pavilion and tickets can be purchased when you register – note tickets are limited.
Please look at the Schedule on their website to check program changes.
Note you will need to wear the MAWA singlet with any black shorts/pants to compete at Nationals – if you need to purchase a singlet please go to the “MAWA Shop” button in the menu above. Ladies also have the choice of a crop top.
Congratulations Lynne Schickert
Last night at the RAC WA Sports Star Awards Lynne Schickert was awarded the prestigious Roobix Service to Sport May Campbell Medal jointly with Elaine Forward and Valerie Mayger which recognizes the long and outstanding service of an individual to their sport.
As well as all her work for Masters Athletics WA all these years Lynne is an official for Athletics WA and is currently president of Oceania Masters Athletics and Executive Vice President of World Masters Athletics.
We salute you Lynne and applaud this recognition of all your amazing achievements and dedication to our sport!
Please note you can watch the award presentations on Channel 7 at 4pm on Saturday 9 February
The WesTrac Bunbury Geographe Gift will be held at the Bunbury Recreation Ground on the March long weekend 2-3 March 2019
There are two Masters events for those over 35 yrs
100m and 300m – both mixed races for men and women – great prize pools!
Entry fee $15 – please go to the following link to register by 11 February:
See Social page for details of activities – lots of fun for all!
No Throws Coaching
Unfortunately Bailey Dawson isn’t available to coach throws on Wednesdays at ECAC any more.
Tom Lenane will still be coaching sprints/hurdles on Wednesdays.
Oceania Masters Athletics is currently looking for expressions of interest for Technical Officials, who may be interested in coming to the Oceania Championships which will be held in Mackay, Queensland from 31 August until 7 September 2019.