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John Gilmour 10k

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The West Australian Marathon Club’s only track race, the annual  JOHN GILMOUR 10km, named after one of the WAMC’s 13 founding members and #3 Life Member, is on again!

John Gilmour will be starting the races and presenting prizes.

WHEN: Friday night 1st November

“PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE”

WHERE: Ern Clark Athletic Centre, Coker Park, Wharf Street, Cannington. (Map

TIME: There will be two races:

Runners over 40 minutes – race starts 6.00pm
Runners sub 40 minutes – race starts 7.15pm

This event will not be the State 10km Track Championship

ENTRY: Online entry here until  12 noon  Friday 1 November.

Please nominate which race you will be running. If you can bring along your own lap scorer, please email us

Entry is also available on the day. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the event you are entering.

Entry for WAMC/MAWA/Canning Districts AC members is $5.00; non-members $15.00.

A ‘Sausage Sizzle’ will be provided by Canning Districts Athletics Club.

Further information: WAMC office on 9472 4833 or wamc@wamc.org.au

WAAS closure

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VenuesWest have now confirmed that the stadium will be closed from 6th January to 5th February for re-surfacing. The stadium will also be closed for the Christmas period 24th December to 5th January.

Melbourne marathon and half marathon

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As far as we are aware six MAWA members competed in this year’s events.

Congratulations to Sandra Stockman, (3:10:48), and Bob Lane, (3:09:17), who won their age-group categories. Also to Hamish McLeod our webmaster, finishing his first ever marathon in 3:59:53. Wayne Taylor was our other marathoner, running 3:45:50.

Ross Keane, Karen Peace and Gail James completed the half marathon in times of 1:44:15, 1:45:08 and 1:46:47 respectively.

 

WAAS closure for track re-surfacing

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Plans for the re-surfacing of the WAAS track are firming up, although they could still change.

WAAS will be closed from early January through to around 7th February. Hence there will be no MAWA Tuesday meetings at WAAS during that period. Two Patron’s Trophy Tuesdays are affected, and members will need to do these events at ECAC.

AWA have re-scheduled their events during this period. MAWA State Championship dates, (15th March pentathlons, 29th/30th March main weekend), are unaffected.

We will advise if there is any change to this plan.

Interim Club Tops

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The Interim Club Tops are now on the website on the T & F Results page. As usual, there is insufficient data from the winter season to include walks, steeples, hurdles or field events, but these will be included in the final end-of-year data.

October TFNL Now Available

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The October of Track and Field Newsletter (TFNL) is now in the virtual bookcase and the PDF both found on the TFNL page.

This edition features:

  • Bjorn Dybdahl began his track season in August with a silver medal at the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy.
  • The Oceania Masters Athletics Council has nominated David Carr for the IAAF Masters Athlete of the Year Award.
  • Twenty-one MAWA athletes head to Brazil for the World Masters Championships at Porto Alegre.
  • Lynne Schickert steps down from her board position with Australian Masters Athletics.
  • Margaret Saunders training column looks at the transition from the winter to summer season.
  • Christine Oldfield profiles Rae McMillan.
  • Full summer track and field programme.

 

AMA AGM

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The Australian Masters Association AGM is held every September and discusses/agrees matters of interest to affiliated clubs. Val Millard attended this year’s meeting and her informal report is enclosed here for your interest. This report, along with other AGM reports, sits under the ‘About Us’ tab. Report on AMA AGM 2013

September vetrun now online

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John Oldfield passes Level A exam

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Way back in February, John Oldfield sat his Athletics Australia Level A  track exam. He has just had his result – and he has passed. John becomes only the second Level A qualified track official in Western Australia. John and Christine have been selected by WMA to officiate at the upcoming World Championships, so those travelling to Brazil will see them hard at work.

Congratulations, John.