At the recent 2022 Athletics West Awards our own Jackie Halberg was presented with the ‘Official of the year’ award. Our congratulations go to Jackie who also gives so much of her time to our club and we are very proud of her achievement.
We would like to remind all members to please wear their race number bibs when competing in the Sunday runs as this helps to identify you both on camera and at the finish line. We thank you for your cooperation.
Our uniform stock has now been replenished so if you were after a men’s singlet all sizes are now available again. To order uniforms just go to the “MAWA Shop” tab at the top.
This is our longest run of the year and so that volunteers do not need to be at their posts longer than necessary we request slower runners and walkers start early.
There will be a timed start at 7:30 and we would like anyone who expects to take over 2hr 30min to start then.
If anyone expects to be over 3 hours then they are welcome to start at 7 but will need to take their own time and advise the results team at the finish
This is your chance to be a Hero for Heartkids.
At our Bardon Bash event on Sunday 5 June 2022 you can dress up as a hero, even just a cape will do, but there is a prize for the best dressed hero when you make a donation to this worthy cause.
You can make your donation:
- on the morning of the event
- on line by clicking here donate
- purchase a raffle ticket on the morning or
- bring a friend (the $5 visitor fee will be donated to Heartkids).
You can read Melissa Lewis’s story as to why this is such an important cause by clicking here
Get your outfit ready.
On completion of this weekend’s event, the eligible members who can now complete 5 handicap races in this running year and be eligible to lift the Handicap Trophy has been whittled down to 57 members.
With only one of the ten members in the Trophy leadership pack managing to finish in the top ten of this race, it has opened the field for the remaining 47 competitors to make a smash and grab raid on the trophy.
Kim Thomas (#798) took advantage of his top ten finish to close the gap on Rohan Thompson (#1781), with David Adams (#1226) and Clare Wardle (#1255) rounding off the top 4.
Surprising even himself, the handicapper Tristan Bell (#858), with another middle of the pack finish, has managed to edge his way to fifth position in the trophy standings.
The next handicap race is on 26th June in Carine, so plenty of time to fine tune your handicap race tactics, and to make your mark in Handicap Trophy history…or just come for a run.
See you all at the next handicap race
This weekend’s event, the Mother’s Day run at Burswood, is the fifth event of the Handicap Trophy. With four events completed and four events to go, the 2022 Handicap Trophy is starting to take shape.
There was a starting field of potentially over 700 financial members back in October, there are now just 91 members who have completed at least 1 of the handicap runs and are still eligible to compete for the coveted trophy. The winner needs to complete at least five handicap events.
At the halfway stage, Rohan Thompson (#1781) cemented his place at the top of the leader board with an impressive win at the Track Handicap event, but as we all know, a fast time only makes your handicap harder next time.
It wasn’t just Rohan who ran well, all competitors on the night took advantage of the excellent running conditions, David Adams (#1226), Kim Thomas (#798) and Clare Wardle (#1255) all finished well up the placings to give Rohan more than a concerned look over his shoulder.
The rest of us are still massed in a pack, just a little further behind the leader board than before, and maybe still not ready to make our move, but one day, maybe not one day soon, but one day, we will be ready to pounce……
Even if you aren’t eligible for the trophy, I urge you to come down and compete as your finishing position can influence the final placings for all those still in the running.
See you all there
Thanks to Barbara for compiling a document showing all results from the recent Games in Perth. See them here.
If anyone thinks they have set a record that Barbara may have missed please let her know.
Enjoy the adventures of this competitor at the Australian Masters Games last weekend. Click here.
These flagship MAWA events start next Sunday at Kent Street Weir.
All competitors in the long events win a commemorative engraved medal, while our top runners and walkers compete for the coveted trophies.
The short events have been poorly supported over the past two years. This year we are promoting them more strongly and hoping for a much better turnout, but if numbers are low again we will consider removing them from the events calendar.
To show these events more clearly we are giving them new acronyms – LRRC, SRWC etc.
To clarify on dates, all the events are on the 2 weekly cycle 1st/15th/29th May with one exception. Some members who want to target SRRC may also have their eyes on the 10k Road Championships. To ensure they can do both, the first SRRC 5k will be on the 8th May.