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.

Lynne Schickert Steps Down from Australian Masters Athletics Board

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After 10 years on the AMA Board, MAWA Life Member  Lynne Schickert  has decided not to re-nominate for a Board position for 2013-14.  From 2003 to 2009 Lynne was AMA  President and from 2009 to 2013 remained a Board member where her portfolios included Communications and Marketing, with an ongoing commitment compiling the AMA History.  For the past 7 years she has been involved in the production of the AMA Handbook.

Lynne remains involved with Masters Athletics at the highest levels, retaining her ongoing commitments to Oceania Masters Athletics, where she is the Oceania Region delegate to World Masters Athletics and is the WMA representative on the Perth 2016 Championship Committee.  Lynne will continue to  provide support for the production of the AMA  Handbook.

Masters Athletics WA extend their warmest wishes to Lynne and thank her for her enormous contribution  to the administration and promotion of Masters Athletics locally, Australia-wide and Internationally.

Mattagarup Run – September 22

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The Mattagarup Run on September 22 will be organised by Committee members Richard Blurton, Paul Hughes and Carol Bowman, in the absence of a race director.  All helpers who have nominated for this run should contact Richard or Paul before the run and they will appreciate help from any other members on the day.  The course will differ from the published map.  The 10K will start at Burswood, go over the Windan Bridge, up the river towards Maylands, past Bardon Park to 5K and return.  There will be a suitable turn around the 2.5km mark for the shorter distance.

If no race director can be found for this and other Sunday runs on next year’s program, the Club will either have to revert to group jogs, or will not be able to organise a run each week.  Let’s hope this doesn’t happen!