Farewell to John Gilmour

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The sun seemed to shine blessings on this special day

It was wonderful to see so many Masters Athletes at John Gilmour’s funeral today which included many moving tributes, bagpipes and the Last Post.

A fitting farewell for such a WA icon as admired and beloved by all

Members will be relieved to know that Ivan Brown, who was briefly taken unwell at the funeral service, is fine and is now at home after a hospital check-up.

 

Camp Reminder

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Only four places left to join the Myalup Pines Camp on the 21-24 September long weekend

Please book your place with Elaine Dance by 31 August

Final cost will then be advised on 1 September and

Payment in full will be required by 14 September

All enquiries please send to Elaine Dance at: danaine@hotmail.com

Ph: 0421 397 821

 

 

Cross Country Championships

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As you know our Club Cross Country Championships are next Sunday at Jorgensen Park.

The course is a 2.7k loop and you can do 1, 2 or 3 laps.

  • If you want to enter the Championships (under 70 yrs) you need to do 3 laps which is 8k

However due to the new ruling by  WMA and AMA for the Cross Country distance to be 6k for 70+ we are amending our distance to follow suit so:

  • If you are in the 70 yrs and over age brackets you need to run 2 laps to enter the Championships

Medals are awarded for the first, second and third in each age group for men and women

Events with a Difference

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For your interest – events with a difference:
  1. Perth Kilt Run: Sunday 9 September –  do you have a wee bit of Scottish in you? You might like to join in the Armadale Highland Gathering – you need to run in a kilt for the 5k or 2.5k – kilts provided for small cost: Flyer Register: perthkiltrun.com.au
  2. Alice Springs Masters Games: 13-20 October with Athletics Events on 13-18 October: ASMG Website
  3. Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games:  28 Oct – 3 Nov in Mandurah with Athletics Events on 29-30 October. If not eligible to compete helpers also needed: APESG Website
  4. All Bar None:  Pinnacles Desert Run – Saturday  13 October 10.5k/5.25k, Turquoise Coast Half Marathon – Sunday 14 October, Vine Runner Christmas Half Marathon – Saturday 8 December also 10k/5k & 2.5k Juniors: www.allbarnone.com
  5. Augusta Adventure Fest: 15k Trail Run –  3 November: AAF Website

Funeral Notice

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The Funeral Service for John Gilmour OAM will be held  on

Monday 13 August at 10am at

Fremantle Cemetery Carrington Street Palmyra

Please assemble at the Carrington Pavilion at 9.50am

Cemetery Map

 

Vale John Gilmour

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We are sorry to advise members that our beloved Patron John Gilmour OAM has passed away on Wednesday 1 August 2018.

Apart from being a WA legend in athletics he was one of the founding members of our club in 1974.

He served on the committee for 6 years and  has been our Club Patron from 2009. He was also inducted into the AMA Hall of fame in 2009.

As well as setting many records at World level he gave back so much more to athletics over his life initiating new clubs and coaching young athletes. You could not meet a kinder hero.

After a great innings of 99 years he still attended our club events and regularly presented our club awards.

An inspiration to us all, he will be dearly missed but will live on in the history books and in our hearts.

 

 

 

Whiteman Park Directions

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Entry to Whiteman Park is through the Dulwich Street gate entrance

Please note there is a current road closure on Marshall Rd between Lord Street and Dulwich Street so you will need to get onto Marshall Road via Altone Road

Throws 9 August

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ECAC 9 August

We are adding a weight throw and shot put to our program at Ern Clark Athletics Centre on Thursday 9 August

Note 5.15 pm start due to poor light

Other throws are available at WAAS on Tuesday nights in August

 

Zoo Thank You

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Numbat Breeding Program

As you know the numbat was the mascot for our recent National Championships in Perth.  The numbat is endemic to WA and our state animal emblem.

Proceeds from sales of our merchandise of just over $1,000 have been sent to the Perth Zoo to support their conservation program to breed the endangered numbats and release them into the wild.

The Zoo has sent this beautiful photo of a baby numbat and thanks everyone for their support!

 

Club reports and 2018 AGM

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Please go to the About Us tab to access:

  • Notice of 2018 AGM
  • 2018 reports – President, Secretary, Treasurer, Financials

Note that the Financials are not yet audited. The Audit Report will be posted when available.