Welcome To Masters Athletics W.A.

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Next run: Sunday February 25: Piney Lakes – 8k/4k 7am.

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.

BBC Doco on Athletes 90+

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Did you see the BBC Documentary “The Pacemakers” on ABC TV Tuesday night?

A truly heartwarming and inspirational story of a group of over 90 year old male athletes competing at World’s in Perth and Indoor’s at Daegu.

Included is Australian Jim Sinclair (Victoria)

If you missed it you can click on the following link to watch online:

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/pacemakers/ZW1519A001S00

Committee Meeting Summary February

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  • 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.

Vetrun Extra

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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

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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.

Dwellingup Camp

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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

Ph: 9593 4607 or email:

danaine@hotmail.com

 

Dunedin Photos

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Australian Jean Hampson took some great photos at the recent Oceania Championships in Dunedin and has kindly offered them for viewing by all at the following links:

20 January – Opening 

21 January – Multi Events/800m/Medals 

22 January – Sprints & Medals 

23 January – Walks, Jumps, Sprints, Medals 

25 January – Jumps, Sprints, Steeplechase, Medals

26 January – Jumps, L Hurdles, Pole Vault, Walks, Javelin, Shot, Discus, 1500m

26 January – Relays and Closing

27 January – Half Marathon

 

Woodman Point Photos

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To see Graeme Dahl’s photos from our Woodman Point Run Sunday 11 February please go to the following link:

Graeme Dahl’s Flickr Album

February vetrun now available

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New vetrun magazine is now available. Head to the Magazines Tab on the website to download the High or Low Res version.

High Jump at WAAS 27 February

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Dave Wyatt will be away from Perth on Tuesday 27 February 2018 and so will not be able to coach High Jump on that afternoon/evening.
However, the HJ competition can remain as programmed as he has organised with Sue Coate in association with Lisa Limonas to run the site. Lisa satisfies the Venues West requirement to have an AWA accredited coach in attendance on the site.