Welcome To Masters Athletics Western Australia

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Next run: Sunday March 26: 3 P’s – 16k/8k/5k 7:30am.

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.

Ed Whitlock

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Ed Whitlock of Canada was a legendary masters athlete.

This obituary published in a UK club magazine may be of interest to members

Ed Whitlock

Committee Summary February/March 2017

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  • Robin King leaves the committee after taking a new job in the north of the State.
  • Campbell Till joins the committee and will take overall responsibility for Track and Field activities. We welcome Campbell to this important role, and are sure you will give him your full support
  • We have moved the website to a new host and given it a fresh new look. This has greatly improved performance for the website administrators. We thank long-term MAWA friend Ernie Leseberg for all his work.
  • Deliver of the MAWA jacket orders is awaited
  • Membership sits at 534, very strong for so early in the year
  • Track and Field was off to a slow start in 2017 with athletes still recovering from their efforts at World Champs. However State Champs entry at 183 is very healthy.
  • The winter programme will be at both venues in the lead up to Nationals in early June. After that it will be ECAC only.
  • The new steeples at ECAC have become cracked and warped. The supplier will replace the wooden beams with steel-framed
  • The committee approved MAWA nominees for AMA awards and these are listed on the website.

MAWA nominations for AMA Awards

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The MAWA committee last night approved the following nominations:

Sprints/Hurdles. Wendy Seegers. Another amazing year for Wendy with 2 W40 Australian records and 2 World Titles

Middle Distance/Steeples. Rob Nichols. Great year for Rob in the Steeplechase with a State Record, a National title, and a bronze at Worlds

Distance. Janet Ferguson. What a year for Janet – 2 World Titles and taking a 5000m State record from the late, great Anne Shaw

Walks. Lynne Schickert. A World bronze and an Australian record for Lynne in the gruelling 20km event

Jumps. Melissa Foster. Once again World Triple Jump champion

Throws. Byrony Glass. Right at the end of the age-group, Byrony still won 3 World Titles and broke 2 Australian records

Multi-events. Mark Jeffery. Mark’s decathlon at the State Open Champs earned him 7299 points, an Australian record and only 5% short of the World record

Most outstanding female athlete. Wendy Seegers

Most outstanding male athlete. Matt Staunton.  Exceptional year for Matt with an Australian Weight Pentathlon record, and a gold, 2 silvers at the World Championships.

Most outstanding individual performance. Wendy’s 200m time of 24.52s at a Strive meeting

Once again MAWA is able to put forward an outstanding list of nominees. We wish them luck – the winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner in Darwin in June

Winter Track and Field

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Last night the committee agreed the following arrangement:

ECAC. Full winter track programme 6th April and then late April through September. No throws. No jumps competition but equipment is available if members want to come and practice.

WAAS. For the period leading up to the Nationals in Darwin, (ie 4th April and then late April and all of May), full programme with track, throws and jumps.

From June to September there will be no programme at WAAS. This is based on our experience in recent years, (apart from 2016), where only a handful of athletes were turning up, not justifying the time and effort of those who run the event.

We are conscious that throwers will not have the opportunity to do Weight Throw ahead of Darwin. The circle at ECAC is probably too dark after around 6pm, but the ground is open by 5:30pm so throwers could come and practice then.

Oceania 2018

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The Oceania Masters Athletics Championships are held every two years and include Australia, New Zealand and all the Pacific Islands!

In 2018 they will be held on 20-27 January in Dunedin, New Zealand – a beautiful location so you can combine the event with a stunning holiday!

For more information please click on the link below:

OMA Dunedin Info

 

Age-graded run

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Due to extensive path works under the Causeway, the age-graded event on 19th March will be moved to Burswood. The 5k turn will be on the path towards Belmont racecourse while the 8k turn will be towards Mercy Hospital

New look website

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We have now migrated our website to a new host, and introduced a new, more modern look. There are a few formatting issues to fix, but from a user perspective the functionality is unchanged.

The change will give us improved performance for the website administrators, and will now enable us to fully utilise the function that allows us to automatically send important posts to the email subscriber list.

March TFNL Out Now

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mar2017For the latest on club and state track and field news and information.

In this edition:

  • Records fall at multi-events
  • Matt Staunton stars with record throw
  • Mark Dawson profile
  • Margaret Saunders writes on negative self-talk.
  • Todd Davey’s breaks national record

AMA Newsletter

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For the latest news from Australian Masters Athletics including information on Daegu and Darwin please click on the following link:

AMA ENewsletter March 2017

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES CLOSED

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