Welcome To Masters Athletics Western Australia

Next run: Sunday May 29: RRC 25k/RWC 15k + 10k/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.

New Coaching Session Sundays

In addition to coaching options already announced:

Glenn Ross is offering sprint training for Masters athletes at McGillivray Oval for just $5

Glenn Ross is a MAWA member, UWA Athletics coach, Surf Life Saving beach coach and a Sprint specialist.

Take advantage of this great offer to assist your preparation for the World Championships!

Sessions will be on Sundays at 9am

TFNL – 2016 Nationals Available Now

2016 Nationals
Head over to the Magazine page to download your copy or you can view it online at the digital bookshelf.

Perth Marathon

The countdown is on…  if you are interested in participating in the Perth Marathon on 12 June 2016 please click on the link below for more information:

2016 Perth Marathon Flyer

Entries are open now and close 10 June.

Club Tops 2015-16 & Updated Database

The new Club Tops file can be found under Track & Field Results – other events, while the updated databes files are on the T&F Database page. Thanks to John Oldfield for his great work in compiling the data.

Athletes Study

Are you self critical if you miss a training session or fail to perform at your best? Do you struggle with having rest days and not training? Do you find it difficult when you can not train due to injury? Are you feeling tired or unmotivated towards training? Are you interested in finding out how to use your striving to perform at your best?

Researchers in Psychology at Curtin University are offering a free, online program for athletes aimed at helping them potentially improve performance through reducing self-criticism which may impede performance.  The aim is to help athletes get the most from their striving and achievement.  For more information please click on the following link to their website:

Curtin Health Sciences

or contact Curtin University researcher Emily Valentine (Clinical Psychology Trainee): emily.g.valentine@postgrad.curtin.edu.au or her supervisor Dr Sarah Egan (Senior Research Fellow/Clinical Psychologist): s.egan@curtin.edu.au

State open cross country championships

Please see information on this event. An entry fee of $15 is payable, plus a special winter registration fee of $10 for athletes not already registered with AWA.

state cross country champs

MAWA Coaching

Just a reminder that our coaching initiative starts this week. No need to book, just turn up:

Sprints/Hurdles

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

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

Jumps

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.

Throws

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

 

David Carr nominated for top award

David Carr is a finalist in the sports category of the Celebrate WA awards, to be presented on 3rd June. David is up against Nat Fyfe and Caitlin Bassett. For all the details, including biographies of the nominees, see:

Celebrate WA Awards

WMAC Perth 2016 – Volunteer for Auxiliary Field Personnel

We have previously posted that registration is now open via the Perth 2016 website to volunteer for duties outside of the competition arena.

Registration has just been opened for volunteers within the competition arenas, (AFP’s). Positions include assisting at competition sites, (retrievers, rakers), preparing arenas, and some administrative roles. The form to apply for AFP positions is different from that for non-competition volunteers. If you want to be an AFP, register via this link:

Register for AFP position

10km Track Handicap

Well done to Clare Wardle for winning this year’s 10km track handicap. Results under T & F results, special events.