March Handicap

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The committee have agreed that it is better to maintain the date of the handicap in March rather than the venue, as members may have planned their handicap campaign based on the schedule published back in September.

Therefore Joondalup on 5th March will be a 10k handicap

ABC story to air next week.

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We are excited to announce that the ABC reportage on David Carr and some of our other legendary athletes is due to air next week. Exact time and date to be confirmed, stay tuned for more info.

ABC Perth visit ECAC

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ABC Perth will be attending ECAC this Thursday Feb 2nd to meet our talented athletes and coaches, learn about our club and conduct an interview with world record holder, David Carr. All members and visitors are warmly welcome to attend and show their support.

State Championships Entry Form

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Entries are now open. Click here to directly access the form.

February TFNL

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The February TFNL magazine is now available. Click here to download.

Sunday Run Changes

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Due to circumstances beyond our control some changes have been made to the Sunday Programme:

Joondalup is now 5th March

Woodbridge is now 19th March

RRC 15k is now 28th May

These are now reflected in the programme on the website. If you print this out, please destroy that version and reprint.

Joondalup is now only 5 weeks away and only one person has registered as a helper. So if anyone can put their name down for that run it would be much appreciated.


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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