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.
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
John Oldfield passes Level A exam
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.
Lynne Schickert Steps Down from Australian Masters Athletics Board
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
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!
Nomination for IAAF Masters Athlete of the Year Award
David Carr has been nominated by Oceania Masters Athletics Council for the IAAF Masters Athlete of the Year Award. Nominations from each of the WMA Regions will be considered at a WMA council meeting in Porto Alegre in October and winners announced.
Masters Athletics WA congratulates David on his nomination. David’s outstanding record of achievements makes him a worthy nominee for this prestigious award and our best wishes go to him.
Over the next 4 -6 weeks the committee will be carrying out a survey to get your views on how effectively we communicate with members. The survey also includes a question related to the future of vetrun.
To maximise participation, the survey will take the form of a short face to face discussion at either a Sunday run or a track meet. The survey is anonymous but you can record your name on the response sheet if you wish. Ross Keane, (Sundays), and the Thomas family, (track), have kindly agreed to carry out the survey.
If you will not be at a club event, the survey questionnaire is here Communications survey. You can return your form by email, post or by handing to a committee member. Alternatively just email your answers to the club secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like a large response to this survey so that the results are truly representative of members’ views.
The survey results will be published.
AMA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 HOBART-LAUNCESTON
Entry Forms are now on AMA website under “Future Events” The post will be amended when online entries are available.
Winter throws update
This coming Saturday (7/9) was not included in our training dates but WAAS has now become available.
Training will now be held every Saturday in September from 9.30 – 11.00.