Marathon training

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Jim Barnes will be holding marathon training sessions at 6am McCallum Park every Saturday morning. All members welcome.

Jan/ Feb TFNL Now Available

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Featured in this month’s Track and Field Newsletter (TFNL)TFNL-2013-01-January

  • Bunbury gears up for the annual City versus Country clash.
  • Two MAWA athletes star at AMA multi-event championships in Bendigo. Entries to close soon for State championships.
  • Enter a team for this month’s postal relays
  • Tom Lenane goes hi-tech.
  • Steve Weller featured in this month’s profile.
  • Final wrap on the Patron’s Trophy events.

WAAS unavailability

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WAAS will be unavailable for MAWA competition on Tuesday 15th January and Tuesday 12th March. Apologies for the late notice for next week, but the VenuesWest system that gives us early advice had not been updated for 2013.

Committee plan to change MAWA financial year

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The current club financial year ends March 31st, and this causes problems because the major income/expenditure during our state championships spans two different financial years. The committee intend to present a resolution to this year’s AGM that will change the club’s financial year to 1st July to 30th June.

The membership year of 1st April to March 31st will remain unchanged. In practical terms the only change that members would see would be that the AGM would go back to late July.

If any member has any comment or observation on this proposal, please contact Geoff Brayshaw on

January vetrun now available

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The January Vetrun is now online. Either go to the Magazines tab, or click on the link at the bottom of this sidebar.

Bunbury Competitions – 19th January and 16th February

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Bunbury Regional Athletic Club is holding 2 competitions in January and February and have invited MAWA members to join them.  This is a great way for extra competition before the State T&F Championships and to support the Bunbury athletic community, who always come up to Perth in large numbers for the State Championships.


Provisional program: 60m, 100m, 400m, 1500m R/W, medley relay, shot, discus
(last year, City just pipped Country by a couple of points in the last event)

Both events held at BRAC, Hay Park, Bunbury, starting at 3.00pm, followed by light eats.
Contact Val Millard ( or on Tues or Thurs for more info and to advise if you plan to attend, for program/catering purposes.


High Jump at ECAC

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John Oldfield and Dave Wyatt will be running 3 high jump events at ECAC in early 2013. These will be on 10th January, 31st January and 21st February.

National Postal Relays

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The 2013 National Postal Relays start on February 5th at WAAS. This year they are being organised by Colin Smith, and there will be sign-in sheets at the January track meets at WAAS and ECAC. For details see the Relay Carnival web page. For those who are interested the results of these relays over the past 4 years can be found on the AMA website.

Patron’s Trophy full results

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See the T & F results page, under ‘CLUB TOPS AND OTHER’, for the full table of points in this years Patron’s Trophy. A report with photos will appear in a double issue TFNL at the end of January.