Winter Track

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Our extended summer track and field program finished this week for the lead up to the Nationals.

Good luck to everyone in the Championships and thanks to everyone who is contributing!

The Winter program for ECAC will be published after the Championships finish – we will have a short break and recommence 17 May.

WAAS will have a winter break and start up on 7 August.

April 2018 TFNL Now Available

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The April issue of the Track and Field Newsletter (TFNL) is now in available from the virtual bookcase or via the Magazines page.

In this issue:

  • With more than 570 competitors have entered the AMA Championships in Perth, you can read the information you will need on the champs. In addition on pages 16 to 19, all the event starting times are listed.
  • The MAWA nominees for the AMA Awards are featured. The Awards will be announced at the AMA championship dinner on April 28 in Perth.
  • Click on a link to a speech by one of the stars of the recent Pacemakers television programme.
  • WMA recently announced the Best Masters Athletes. Five Australians figured in the awards. Read their own stories on their time in athletics.
  • Carmel Meyer’s profile story features Lisa Limonas.
  • Margaret Saunders column looks at your training programme during and after the Nationals.
  • John Dennehy writes on some of the highlights of the recent track and field meetings.

Track Handicap

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Results are on the website under T&F results, Special events

AMA Award Nominees

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Please click on link below to view all the 2018 Australian Masters Athletics Awards Nominees

Awards are based on 2017 athletic performances

The Category Winners will be announced at the AMA Championships Dinner in Perth 28 April 2018

AMA Award Nominees 2018

Volunteers Still Needed

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Thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to help out at the Nationals – we couldn’t run the event without you!

If you haven’t already let Margaret Langford know your T-shirt size please do so ASAP as we need to order them by Friday!

There are still a few places left to fill so if you haven’t already volunteered please consider helping out – even just for an hour or two would be greatly appreciated especially on the Sunday.

There are easy jobs such as the registration desk, results runners, helping with throwing events and medal presentations.

Contact Margaret at: margaretlangford@iinet.net.au

New tag system

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The ‘new tag’ team would like to thank all members for remembering their tags and following the instructions give at the finish area. The trial went very smoothly, and the results using the new system were compiled very quickly. 

A further trial will be carried out at the next run

Pre-existing medical conditions

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At a recent Sunday Run a member collapsed and was treated by a member who is a doctor. He was taken to hospital and recovered well.

The incident prompted the committee to decide to keep a folder at the start/finish area with details of relevant member medical conditions. While it will be marked ‘medical confidential’ we cannot guarantee it won’t be seen by a general member.

If you would like a relevant condition to be listed in this folder, please send an email to Carol Bowman, who is a qualified nurse. carol.bowman@optusnet.com.au

Member emergency contact numbers are kept at the start/finish and are also written on the new member tags.

New tag system

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The new system will definitely be trialled at Thornlie this Sunday.

If you already have your tag, please remember to bring it and carry it on the run.

If you do not, please collect it before the start of the run.

 

Help us win Grant

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MAWA has been shortlisted for an Bankwest Easy Grant up to $1,000 towards our National Championships!

The three finalists with the most public votes will get $1,000 each and the rest will receive $200.

To support our bid just go to the link below – look for Masters Athletics WA and register your vote by Friday 27 April – then share the link with your family and friends!

Thanks for your help!

Bankwest Easy Grant Voting

 

 

April vetrun now available

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The April vetrun is now available. Head to the Magazines Tab on the website to download.