Welcome To Masters Athletics Western Australia

Next run: Sunday July 3: Sharks – 10k H/5k 8am.

Visitors are always welcome at MAWA events for a small fee ($5)

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.

Perth2016 TV ad with Melissa

You can view the ad that is currently being shown on Channel 7:

Perth2016 TV ad

AGM Nominations

Just a reminder that any Life Membership nominations are required before the AGM – please forward to the Secretary Delia by 12 August. Nominations are also called for the Management Committee.  Positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Four Committee Members

Nomination forms are available from the Secretary please email: mawasecretary@gmail.com

Nominations need to be proposed and seconded by two members and signed by the nominee as accepting the nomination.

The AGM will be held on 11 September and the Agenda published in August.


Committee Summary May/June 2016

  • Membership is over 600 for the first time in our history
  • The MAWA coaching sessions are going well with typically 5 – 10 members at each
  • Joan Pellier will be Race Director for Cross Country with Jim away
  • A commercial coffee van is now attending selected Sunday runs
  • Russell Smith’s iron-on numbers can now include member name
  • AMA have asked State views on continuing Postal Relays. Ours will be that despite our best efforts we cannot get enough support.
  • Website menus have been rationalised and improved
  • T-shirt sales have proved popular and so they have been added to the MAWA shop options. Uniform sales through the shop are going well
  • Preparations are underway for the AGM in September. Nominations for Life Membership must be submitted to Club Secretary by early August. Nomination slips for committee positions are now available. All nominations must be signed by a proposer and a seconder
  • The possibility of providing accident insurance cover for all members is being re-visited
  • The Strategy Sub-Committee has made some recommendations to improve the road progamme which the committee have adopted:   1. A Road Running Championships for short runners will be introduced with 3 distances up to 6 or 7km. 2. To ensure interest and variety we will aim to introduce a new run each year, initially dropping at least one of the many runs at Burswood/McCallum. For 2017 we already have Woodbridge in Midland instead of East Perth, and we may make one other change

AMA E-Newsletter #1 Available

The first E-Newsletter for Australian Masters Athletics in now available.

Download here

10k Road Walking Championships

Please note that the website link on the Sunday Programme is incorrect. It should read www.warwc.org

Perth 2016 May/June Update

  • Registrations approaching 500
  • Sandy Pashkin, WMA, and Wilma Perkins, AMA, will visit Perth early September to finalise competition programme
  • New hammer cage and re-concrete of throws circles at ECAC will happen w/c 27th June
  • Stockpiling of athletic equipment to be used is essentially complete
  • Live streaming agreed for at least 2 competition days
  • Target of 150 officials now reached. Beginning the process of allocation
  • Bob Braid will officially measure marathon and road walk courses to IAAF standard
  • All marathon finishers will receive a commemorative medal
  • A marketing agreement has been signed with Channel 7 giving us coverage in the West and on TV. A TV commercial is being prepared featuring a female masters jumper and a male masters runner
  • Richard, Lynne and Gemma attended the Asian Masters Championships in Singapore. There was huge interest from Asian athletes. Concerns over the visa process were addressed
  • The Championships were successfully promoted at the Perth Marathon. Plans are in place to hand out flyers at all the Perth parkrun venues
  • Merchandise designs and plans were approved. Sample merchandise will be available to the LOC later in June
  • Medal design has been approved by WMA. Medals have been ordered.
  • Our Risk Management Plan has been approved
  • The Transportation Agreement with PTA has been signed. All registered athletes and accompanying persons will get free transport on PTA trains and buses
  • Opening and Closing Ceremony plans have been approved. City of Perth will sponsor the Opening Ceremony at Elizabeth Quay
  • There have been over 50 responses to the website call for volunteers

2016 Perth Marathon – MAWA Finishers

Attached below is the list of MAWA finishers.

Congratulation to Tony Smith for winning the Jim Barnes Trophy for the highest age-graded performance. He won this by a whisker from Liz Neville

Thanks to Barbara for compiling these results and doing the calculations for the trophy. Any corrections or omissions contact her on vetrunners@iinet.net.au

MAWA Members 2016 Perth Marathon Results

Full Results for 2016 Perth Marathon

Prize draw for World Championships early entry

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Reminder – coaching programme

Just a reminder that our coaching initiative has the following sessions. No need to book – just turn up


Tom Lenane is a very experienced coach and his sessions will include sprinting, hurdling and starting block techniques. They are at ECAC every Wednesday. Normally this will be between 4:30pm and 6pm but Tom is happy to stay until 7pm for any member who can’t get to the track early

Glenn Ross is an experienced AWA coach – his sessions are $5. McGillvray Oval 9am Sundays

Middle Distance

John Dennehy is an excellent coach specialising in 400/800m and will work with you on key track sessions. Every Saturday 9am at WAAS

Middle Distance

Margaret Saunders is a top AWA-qualified coach and has State Records over 800m/1000m/1 mile and Steeplechase. She will give a coaching session every Thursday, meet 3:45pm at the top car park at McGillvray Oval

Marathon/Half Marathon

Jim Barnes is our Marathon Man having completed over 100 marathons. Jim takes a training group at 6am every Saturday at McCallum Park, Taylor street car park


Dave Wyatt has coached Masters in jumps technique for many years. He will alternate Long/Triple/High. His sessions are at WAAS 5:30pm every Tuesday. Stay on for our track and field competition to put your improved technique into practice.


Tom Gravestock is a highly experienced coach particularly with discus and shot, but also hammer. He will not cover javelin and we will seek a javelin coach. Tom’s sessions are every Thursday at WAAS commencing 6pm

Vetrun Healthline Page

Vic Waters receives many very good articles on health topics, mostly related to running and exercise, and does not have the space to put all of these into Vetrun. So we have created a Vetrun Healthline Page on the website where all of these articles sit. It can be accessed from the Magazines tab.