Gallipoli Run

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Entries are now open for the Gallipoli Fun Run

8k run and 4k run or walk at Kings Park 8am on Sunday 28 April 2019

Join in to honour the ANZACs and support the WA RSL

Please go to the following link to register with AWA:

AWA Gallipoli Run

Committee Summary February 2019

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  • Some changes are being made on how we show State Records. The State Record is the best performance in the State regardless of whether the athlete is a member of MAWA. Where the State record holder was not a MAWA member at the time of setting the record, the MAWA records list will also show in italics the best performance by a MAWA member, and that will be a MAWA club record. The vast majority of State Records were set by MAWA club members.
  • A new GOT course has now been agreed with the Kings Park Board. The long run will be 8.4km.
  • Confirmed that singlet or crop top is the state uniform, and not a T shirt. However, for athletes wanting to wear a T shirt for warmth or comfort, a plain T shirt can be worn beneath the singlet.
  • Bookings for the March camp have now closed.
  • The prototype one-piece uniform is due to be delivered soon. The supplier has been asked to produce a sample compression top to the same design. The plan is that both of these will become approved uniform, but we will order them directly from the supply when needed, (i.e. we will not carry a stock).
  • The MAWA nominees for AMA Awards were approved and our on our website

MFA Championships Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lanka Mercantile Athletic Association have invited MAWA athletes to compete in their annual championships in Colombo in August this year. Anyone interested should contact Delia or Richard.

Road Run events – important announcements

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Please note carefully the following announcements regarding our upcoming programme:

a) For the walks on the 17th March at Perry Lakes we will be joined by WARWC and the event will be used as a training exercise for AWA walks judges. Any MAWA walker who does not want to be judged can collect an armband from Karyn Tolardo.

b) The AWA Gallipoli Run is normally held the Sunday before ANZAC day, but this year they have changed it to the Sunday after. Therefore we have no choice but to move our GOT event at Bold Park from 28th April to 21st April.

c) The organisers of HBF Run for a Reason have moved that event from its traditional weekend, and it now clashes with the RRC 15k event on 19th May. For our course we can avoid the clash and our start/finish is outside the area affected by Run for Reason. However some roads may be closed so nearer the time we will let members know the best routes to get to our start car park.

March 2019 TFNL

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The March edition of TFNL is now available.

Head to the Magazines tab to download the pdf or view it in the virtual bookcase

High Jump Tuesday

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Please note that the High Jump scheduled for Tuesday 26 February will not be going ahead as Dave Wyatt will be away that week.

Apologies for any inconvenience

The next High Jump will be held on 12 March

WMA Awards TFNL Special

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This special edition of TFNL is now available.

Head to the Magazines Tab to download the pdf or view the virtual bookcase

AMA Half Marathon Championship 2019

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ACT Masters Athletics is thrilled to be again hosting the AMA National Half-Marathon Championships.

This year, the national championships will be held in conjunction with the 50th YMCA Canberra Half Marathon on Sunday 26 May in Canberra, a little earlier than last year, but hopefully with a chance for better weather!

Running in conjunction with the YMCA 50th anniversary event, we expect to attract a big field of quality athletes with much competition, and PBs and records likely on the fast course. The bitumen bike path winds its way through the picturesque foreshores and is well serviced by toilets and drink stations.

All entries are online via the YMCA Canberra Half-Marathon entry portal, and early bird entries close midnight on 28 April. To enter, go through the YMCA Half Marathon entry screens, then enter your AMA details and select the AMA Half Marathon registration option. All AMA Athletes are automatically entered into the YMCA race and are also eligible for YMCA medals, so it’s two half marathons for little more than the price for one!

More information is available on the ACTMA website.

AMA Awards – MAWA nominations

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Congratulations to the following who have been nominated for these awards:

Sprints. David Carr – Aus record 400m. State records 60/100/200

Middle distance/steeples. Gillian Young – world record steeplechase

Distance. Rochelle Rodgers – Aus record ½ marathon

Walks. Lyn Ventris – 2 world records

Jumps. Melissa Foster – state records in both LJ and TJ

Throws. Byrony Glass – Aus records in hammer and weight

Multi-events. Byrony Glass – gold medals in throws pentathlon in Malaga and Perth

Most outstanding male/female. David Carr/Lyn Ventris.

Best performance. Lyn Ventris – 10k walk world record.

Administrator of the year. Barbara Blurton – Set up and manages registration system. Club Statistician. Competition Manager for Nationals and States. In team that developed Perth 2016 programme.

WMA Athletes of the year

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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/