Welcome To Masters Athletics Western Australia

Next run: Sunday May 8: Aquinas – 10kH/5k, 10k walk, 5kH walk 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.

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.

AMA Results Book

If you would like to check out the full results from the AMA Track & Field Championships in Adelaide you can download the Results Book from the following link:

AMA Results Book 2016

Winter track & field programme

The track and field programme from May to September is now available. See link on side bar under 2016 Programme.

Photos Nationals

To see Graeme Dahl’s photos from the National Track & Field Championships in Adelaide please go to the following link:

Adelaide Photos

World Masters Perth2016 – Volunteers

Registration is now open for volunteers, and members who are interested are invited to fill in the registration form. We suggest that in the box on why you want to volunteer, you say that you are a member of MAWA.

For information on volunteers – click here. To go to the registration form – click here

If your preference is to be an Auxiliary Field Personnel, i.e. rakers/retrievers, do not fill in the registration form but send an email to Stephen Stingemore  stephen.s@waathletics.org.au.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with the online form, please use the Contact Us button on the website

MAWA Coaching Programme

With World Championships in Perth approaching we know you will all want to achieve the best result you can, so now is the time to work with a coach to improve your technique and/or develop and maintain a training programme that is tailored to your needs.

MAWA is pleased to announce the launch of our coaching initiative, using coaches from the club, all highly experienced in bringing out the best in Masters age athletes.

The programme will run from 1st May to 31st July as a trial, but will continue after that if well-attended. We urge you to take advantage of this great opportunity. There is no charge to members, but note that WAAS entry fees will apply

There is no need to contact the coach – 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