New pending records in State Championship pentathlons

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Mark Jeffery set a new pending Australian Record of 3345 points in the M40 pentathlon, while Melissa Foster’s score of 2538 in the W30 women’s pentathlon was also a pending Australian Record. Other pending State Records were for Carmel Meyer in the women’s pentathlon, Byrony Glass, Sue Coate and Barbara Campbell in the women’s throws pentathlon and Todd Davey in the men’s throws pentathlon.

Transition to Winter T & F Programme

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The following arrangements will be put in place:


There will no meeting on 28th March. On 4th April the track will be available for training from 6pm to 7pm. Winter programme will start on 11th April


There will be no programme on 2nd April and the winter programme will start on 9th April.

During the winter at WAAS there will be no exclusive MAWA hour so we must vacate the track by 7:30pm. Therefore in order to complete our events, we will revert to a 6pm start.

Don’t forget that WAAS is not available on 12th March.


The Winter Programme will be on the website by late March.


Old T & F Results

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The Old T & F Results page under the Archives Tab has now been constructed. It contains a wide range of results, from MAWA events through to National and World Championships. There are also some archived club results from the 1970’s, for those with a historical interest.

This completes the work of re-constructing the website under the new platform. This project was started in June last year by Ernie Leseberg and continued by Hamish McLeod.

Comments or suggestions on website content are welcome through the ‘Contact MAWA’ button.

Another pending world record for David Carr

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David Carr was back to his record-breaking ways in superb conditions at WAAS tonight. David ran a pending 800m world record time of 2:48.5. The current record of 2:48.95 is held by Earl Fee of Canada.

March TFNL Available

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The March edition of TFNL features.TFNL-2013-03-March

  • Masters triumph at State Open champs which concluded on Friday night (February 22nd).
  • David Carr and Byrony Glass set pending world records.
  • Preview of 2013 Masters Track and Field Championships which start on Tuesday (February 26th)
  • Level 4 coach Margaret Saunders joins TFNL each month so that you can get “the edge”.
  • Melissa Foster scored a gold long jump medal at the State Open championships and her running story is featured this month.
  • Five pages of photos from this year postal relays.

AMA National Championships – On-line entry deadline extended

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On line entries for AMA National T&F Championships in Canberra, March 29-Aprul 1, now remain open until 11.59pm on TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY.  There is no change to deadline for mail entries which must be received in Canberra by 22 FEBRUARY.  However, entries mailed before 22 February will be accepted, to allow for postal delays.  Enter online via link on the AMA Website

February vetrun now available

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The February vetrun is now online – go to the magazines tab.


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City v Country Challenge will be held on 16th February 2013 at 3.00pm at Bunbury Regional Athletic Club, Hay Park, Bunbury.  A javelin event has been added to the program., making 3 throws events. The program is: 60m, 100m, 400m, 1500m run or walk, medley relay, shot, discus, javelin. Come and have a great afternoon’s competition with our fellow Bunbury athletes. Great preparation for the State T&F Championships. Competition followed by light eats Please contact Val Millard by 11 February or phone 6468 7720 if you are going, for catering/programming.

New pending world record for Byrony Glass

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Yet another pending world record for a MAWA member. Congratulations to Byrony Glass who threw 18.02m in the weight throw