With the Australian and World Championships forthcoming, there will be track and field competition at WAAS this winter as follows: 3rd/10th/17th April plus all Tuesdays in August.
The club has applied for a grant from Canning Council to purchase new track and field equipment.
After close of the renewal period, the club had 520 members.
Our thanks to 3 new Race Directors: Alan Gray, Trevor Scott and Randy Hobbs
After many years as Race Directors, Jeff and Dorothy Whittam will be retiring at the end of 2017. We have decided that from 2019, the Track Handicap will be held at ECAC.
The new Bold Park run is a very challenging 3k course, so we will just be offering 1 or 2 lap options for the 2 GOT trophies. Yet to decide whether walkers will have a separate course in Perry Lakes.
The club will be applying to host the 2020 AMA Half Marathon Championship, which would be held in May.
MAWA nominees for AMA Awards have been submitted.
We have a new page on the website under “Magazines” called “Vetrun Extra” – for articles sometimes too long to print in the Vetrun
The “Vetruns Starters List 2017” showing number of Sunday runs completed by members in 2017 has now been updated and put in this section.
(apologies there were a few errors in the original list printed due to misspellings in our results)
MAWA AMA Award Nominations
Our congratulations to the MAWA nominees for this year’s AMA awards to be presented at the Awards Dinner in Perth, April 28th.
Sprints: Colin Smith after an outstanding year with Australian indoor records and 2 runner up places in Darwin.
Middle Distance/Steeples: David Carr broke 4 world records in an amazing 2 month period just after his 85th birthday.
Distance: Rather a lean year for our distance runners, but Rochelle Rogers joined the club on her 30th birthday and ran a stunning Australian record at the Melbourne marathon. This earned her our nomination.
Jumps: Even at he end of the age group she won 3 golds at World Indoors and consistently achieved 80% age-gradings. Melissa Foster
Throws: Byrony Glass with 3 Australian Records during the year
Walks: New member Andrew Duncan was the best of our walkers in 2017, achieving age gradings of over 85%
Multis: This was a close run. Jenn Parker, Ruth Johnson and Peggy Macliver all set state records, but the nomination goes to Matt Staunton for his win in Darwin, and an Australian record in the Weight Pentathlon
Best male athlete: David Carr
Best female athlete: Byrony Glass
Best overall performance: David Carr 800m World Record. 100.7% age-graded.
Reminder – March long weekend is fast approaching!
If you would like to go on the Dwellingup Camp please contact Elaine Dance:
Payment due by 25 February – only $45 per night 2nd to 5th or 6th March