Welcome To Masters Athletics W.A.

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Upcoming Events

Next run:

    Sunday February 5: Friendship Run – 10/5k 7am. Visitors are welcome for a fee of $5. Exact cash please. Visitor registration closes 10 minutes before run start.

The object of our club is to encourage and promote Masters Athletics, general fitness, and to provide opportunities for training and competition.

To see what Masters Athletics WA (MAWA) offers, head over to the about us page.

Over 30? Why not join us?

Membership is open to men and women 30 years of age and over.

MAWA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures, and to Elders both past and present.

PATRON’S TROPHY RESULTS

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Congratulations to Sue Coate and Campbell Till for taking the honours. Well done to everyone who took part. For all results, click here.

Steeplechase record

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Congratulations to Gillian Young who broke the W75 World 2000m steeplechase record last night by over 15 seconds. This is of course subject to ratification by WMA.

Sunday Run Changes

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We are going to have to change the dates of some Sunday runs for the following reasons:

  • Joondalup Council have just advised that they have double booked and that we cannot have Neil Hawkins Park on 19th March
  • Run for a Reason has traditionally been the last Sunday in May, but this year they have changed it to the second last.

Therefore we will be swapping Woodbridge and Joondalup runs so that Joondalup is 5th March and Woodbridge 19th March. Also we will move RRC 15k to 28th May.

Once the details have been finalised we will email all members and revise the programme and helper lists.

David Carr – WMA Male Athlete of the Year

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2022 Male Best Athlete:  David Carr, M90, Australia;

photo by Alex Rotas

Please tell us about yourself.

My wife, Patricia, who was a very good LJ and TJ athlete winning gold in the TJ at WMA championships Melbourne 1987. Pat is no longer competing but still has the state LJ & TJ records for W 65,70,75. We have three children. Therese occasionally attends and competes in MAWA events as she did at the road run of 4 K yesterday. My first career was in the navy and in my 20’s I became a secondary school teacher. When I retired, I he was vice principle of a senior secondary school in Perth.

One cannot achieve much without friends, family, clubmates, officials and helpers. Our family was involved with Little Athletics. My daughter, Therese, was the fourth woman in WA to complete a marathon (People’s Marathon 1979 – 3h:33m) and daughter, Peta, won the City to Surf (1975). Patricia upstaged me in Melbourne (1987), with gold and a World record in the W55 triple jump. They all understand the joys and grind of the sport. MAWA has always provided the structure, organisation, venues, events and competitions for athletes of all disciplines.

What was your most memorable or noteworthy masters athletics accomplishment in 2022?

Five Gold medals in Tampere. 400 to 5000 including steeple.

Six world records in the M 90 division.

MAWA has Thursday evening track and field events and qualified Athletics WA officials have been in attendance to make sure things are properly done.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

To set a M 90 800 m record. A favoured event but I do not have this record.

Great battles with Earl Fee in WMA championships are remembered. Porto Rico 2003 was a classic.

What else would you like people reading the announcement of nominees and winners to know about you?

Coaching of younger athletes at MAWA a number of whom have set world records and been placed at WMA championships

Jumps at WAAS

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All jumps at our Tuesday meets at WAAS will start at 6pm.

AMA Awards

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MAWA athletes had an outstanding year in 2022 and achieved multiple World records, Australian records and World Championship Gold Medals.

The Sub-Committee found it extremely difficult to select our nominations for AMA awards, but in the end picked the following:

Sprints:

Maureen Keshwar. Maureen broke the Australian 60m record and won World Championship gold in the 100m. She was world ranked No 1 in both 60m and 100m.

Middle Distance: We are making two nominations.

David Carr. David achieved World records in the 1500m, 1 mile, 3000m and 2000m steeplechase.

Sharon Davis. World Champion at 800m and 1500m

Distance: We are making two nominations.

David Carr. World records at 5000m and 10000m

Astrid Roberts. Stunning sub 2:50 London marathon to gain a State record.

Walks:

Andrew Duncan. WA Open State Champion at 10k and age grades in the mid 80’s.

Jumps:

Melissa Foster. Two silvers at the World Championships and two golds at the National Championships plus an Australian Triple Jump record.

Throws:

Todd Davey. Australian records for the discus and shot put.

Multis:

Paul Jeffery. Only 5 points short of a World record in his State Champs pentathlon

Best Female:

Sue Coate. Multi-talented Sue broke State records 14 times in multis, hurdles and jumps.

Best Male and Best Performance:

David Carr. 6 World Records

Administrator:

Barbara Blurton. Very successfully carrying out the challenging AMA role of Registrar and International Entries Co-ordinator

Let’s congratulate our great 2022 athletes.

24 parkruns in 24 hours

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MAWA member John Herzfeld will be attempting the WA edition of this event on 14th January starting 8am at Garvey Park.

Here is the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173541970266387

Shaun Kaesler started the event off a few years ago as a fundraiser for On My Feet   https://www.onmyfeet.org.au/  and https://www.facebook.com/onmyfeetaustralia


Whilst the event is an entirely unofficial group of people running, people can donate to the On My Feet cause to “register” to come along, at ……

www.mycause.com.au/page/301642/24-parkruns-in-24-hours-wa-edition

There will be a trailer being towed around that will also take donations of shoes, clothing, etc for the group.

Throws Pentathlon and Heavy Weight Pentathlon scores

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These scoring tables have been revised as from 1st January 2023.

MAWA records have been re-scored and the record sheets updated.

WAAS Track and Field programme 2023

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The WA Athletic Stadium opens on 8th January following the re-surface.

Our WAAS programme is now on the website. It starts on 10th January and runs through to 21st March. Thanks again to Campbell Till for managing these events.

Victoria Masters Events

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VMA are holding the following events which are open to visitors from other State Masters Clubs:

·        The VMA State Championships

        Sat. – Sun. 11th-12th February @ Doncaster Athletics Track

·        “The Great Southern Pentathlon” | VMA’s Bradford/Sheehan Pentathlon.

        Sun. 19th February @ Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park

See the VMA website for further information