Welcome To Masters Athletics W.A.

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Next run: Sunday May 27: Deepwater Point – 15k/7.5k 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.

TFNL Nationals Edition

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The Perth 2018  Nationals issue of the WA Track and Field Newsletter (TFNL) is now in the virtual bookcase (link below):


While TFNL’s focus is primarily on WA athletes, the addition of “My Nationals” stories from the East coast has added to the insights from WA.


Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events – please note Australian Championship and International events below:

AMA = Australian Masters Athletics / WMA = World Masters Athletics


5 August – AMA 20k Walk Championships in Adelaide (entries open soon and will close 29/7): www.samastersathletics.org.au

19 August – AMA Half Marathon in ACT (entries close 16/8): https://actmastersathleticshalfmarathon2018.eventdesq.com

4 – 16 September – WMA Championships in Malaga, Spain (entries close 11/7): https://malaga2018.com Don’t forget to check out flight packages offered by our AMA travel partner: Flight Centre

29 September – 1 October – AMA Winter Throws Championships in Wollongong, NSW

13 – 20 October – Alice Springs Masters Games: https://alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/

21 October – WMA Marathon (now held separately to main championships) in Toronto, Canada: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/register/


24 – 23 March – WMA Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland: https://wmaci2019.com

26-29 April – AMA Championships in Melbourne

31 August – 7 September – Oceania Championships in MacKay, Queensland


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Graeme Dahl has uploaded photos from the Curtin run on Mother’s Day to his Flickr Album – please go to the following link to view:

Graeme Dahl’s Flickr Albums

Don’t forget you can still view all the great photos from the AMA Championships at the same site!

Thanks Graeme!

Winter Track 2018

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The programme for Thursday at ECAC is now on the website – see link at bottom of right hand bar on home page.
The WAAS Tuesday programme in August will be posted nearer the time.

Vale Su Lloyd

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Sad news for the club as Joe Patroni advises the passing of much loved MAWA member Su Lloyd:

“I am profoundly saddened to advise that the much loved and highly respected, Su Lloyd, has passed away after a terminal illness first diagnosed in May 2013.

Su courageously sought and endured medical treatments to prolong her fulfilling life. In April, Su retired from her role as Western Australia’s Information Commissioner to Europe, where she died peacefully in the company of loved ones.

I will advise further towards the end of May on a private Memorial Service to honour and celebrate Su’s life and legacy, which I anticipate will be held in Perth in late June.

The following notice will be placed in the West Australian Newspaper on Thursday, 10 May and on Saturday 12 May 2018


Su Lloyd, former WA Information commissioner, has passed away in the company of loved ones whilst on retirement in Europe. Su was much loved and highly respected for her generosity, ethics and professionalism as a concert pianist, teacher, mediator and lawyer. Her passing is a profound loss to family, friends, colleagues and mentees alike.

A private Memorial Service to celebrate her life and legacy will be held in June.

In sorrow, Dr Joseph Patroni.”

Sports Massage for Injury

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South Metro TAFE Students will be running a Sports Massage Clinic in Murdoch and need case study volunteers for treating injuries.

If you would be available for an hour on a Thursday for 3 weeks please see details on flyer below:

Sports Massage Clinic Flyer

Winter track programme

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The winter track programme for ECAC starting on Thursday 17 May will be on the website by the end of this week.

Championship Leftovers

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We have a few souvenir T-shirts ($30), Polos ($35) and Caps ($15) left over which will be available for you to to purchase at Sunday runs until sold out.

Lost Property:

Please contact Delia  at mawasecretary@gmail .com if you lost anything at the Championships – we have the following:

  • White water bottle
  • Black tall flask
  • Small light blue Asics jacket
  • Black Leluu 3/4 pants
  • Blue Adidas cap
  • Butterfly purse with collector cards
  • Rainbow pouch

AMA Award Presentations

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At the AMA Awards Dinner on Saturday night the Awards were presented for the best Australian performances for 2017:

Congratulations to all and especially our WA award winning athletes:

  • Melissa Foster who received the Jumps Award and
  • David Carr for receiving the Most Outstanding Male Athlete Award!

Other Winners were:

Sprints: Julie Brims (Qld)

Middle Distance: Lavinia Petrie (Vic)

Distance: Shaun Creighton (ACT)

Walks: Heather Carr (Vic)

Multi Events: Geoff Gibbons (Tas)

Throws: Mary Thomas (NSW)

Most Outstanding Female Athlete: Miriam Cudmore (SA)

Most Outstanding Individual Performance: Jenny Flynn (Qld)

Administrator of Year: Steve McGugan (NT)

Special Recognition: Bruce Graham (ACT)

Also on the night there were three new inductees into the AMA HALL OF FAME:
  • Lavinia Petrie
  • Wilma Perkins
  • Stan Perkins
Championship Awards were also presented on the weekend as follows:

Brian Foley Award (Middle Distance): Lavinia Petrie (Vic)
Royce Foley Award (Throws Pentathlon): Dorn Jenkins (Vic) & Jo Peters (WA)

Champion of Champion Throws (Weight): Dorn Jenkins (Vic) & Todd Davey (Tas)

Champion of Champion Sprints: Julie Brims (Qld) & Ashley McMahon (NSW)

  • Congratulations to Jo Peters and Todd Davey for their outstanding performances!



RRC and RWC Explained

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We have four Road Championships coming up – please note details for participating as follows:

  • 50k RRC (Road Running Championship)  

You must participate in all 3 of the following runs (fastest average time wins):

  1. 10k – 6/5/18 (Kent St Weir)
  2. 15k – 20/5/18 (Nedlands)
  3. 25k – 3/6/18 (Burswood)

There is a perpetual trophy for the fastest male and female as well as participation medals for all those who complete all 3 runs.

  • 30k RWC (Road Walking Championship)

You must participate in all 3 of the following walks (fastest average time wins):

  1. 5k W – 6/5/18 (Kent St Weir)
  2. 10k W- 20/5/18 (Nedlands)
  3. 15k W- 3/6/18 (Burswood)

There is a perpetual trophy for the fastest male and female as well as participation medals for all those who complete all 3 walks.

  • Short Course RRC 

This is a new event on trial  – you must complete the 3 following runs:

  1. 5k – 6/5/18 (Kent St Weir)
  2. 7.5k – 27/5/18 (Deepwater Point)
  3. 5k – 3/6/18 (Burswood)

There will be a small trophy only for the fastest male and female over the 3 runs.

  • Short Course RWC

This is a new event on trial  – you must complete the 3 following walks:

  1. 5k W – 6/5/18 (Kent St Weir)
  2. 7.5k W – 27/5/18 (Deepwater Point)
  3. 5k W- 3/6/18 (Burswood)

There will be a small trophy only for the fastest male and female over the 3 walks.