There is a 13k walk on Sunday 2 July starting at 7.30am
Results from the cross country and places for the pentathlons have now been added to the MAWA results. For full results click here
This special MAWA event will be held at WAAS, 9:30am, Wednesday 28th June.
All MAWA members welcome, but please register your interest with Barbara on firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations go to all of the MAWA finishers.
Kim Thomas had a dream run finishing 4th overall and setting a massive PB of 2:41:18.7 with age-graded 81.35%. Kevin Johnson won his category and scored a very creditable 73.88%.
Ex-member Ross Langford came 3rd overall
In the women’s event, Jaqueline Kellerman had a great run in 3:06:23 scoring 75.41%, while Vanessa Carson ran 3:15:25.6 with age-graded 71.73%
But topping them all, and winning the Jim Barnes trophy for a sixth time, was Bob Lane with a time of 3:14:27.6 and age-grade of 86.41%
For the last two years Easter Day has been just a group jog because of clashes, but there is no reason not to re-instate a run next year.
We have used up all our active runs so will need a new venue.
If any member has a good idea for a suitable new venue, please let a committee member know.
Congratulations to all MAWA athletes who competed in Darwin. Click below for the results. Unfortunately we do not yet have positions for the pentathlons, nor the cross country results. Any errors or omissions please contact Barbara (email@example.com)
Also congratulations to Richard who won the ‘Administrator of the year’ award.
– A draft of the 2018 programme has been produced. We plan to use Bold Park as the Guess Own Time venue, and we have reverted to having a run on Easter Day
– Our Risk Management Plan has been revised and updated and is on the website ‘About Us’ page. Members are encouraged to read it
– The new Short Course RRC will start in September. Jim Langford is developing the entry rules which will be published on the website
– Our storage shed at ECAC has been revamped and there is now plenty of space to store all MAWA equipment
– Patron’s Trophy rules have been revised – see separate website post
– All venues, plus the awards dinner, have been booked for the 2018 National Championships.
– A list of members, (just names and membership number), will be placed on the website
– New track suit tops have proved popular and a top-up order placed
– An updated flyer to be available to helpers at Sunday runs has been produced
– Following revised Rules of Association affecting our club, some amendments to our Constitution will be put to this year’s AGM
Numbers doing the Patron’s Trophy have been declining for several years, and the committee, along with some athletes who have done the trophy for many years, have looked at how to make it more appealing.
We have decided to reduce the number of events to 11 so that there is no need for more than one per week in the October to December period. There will be a better balance between track and field, achieved by reducing the running events. We have made it simpler – all you need to do is to complete 9 events and the best 9 count.
The events are: 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, LJ, HJ, TJ, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, so with 9 to count everyone has to do at least 1 run, 1 jump and 1 throw. Athletes will still be able to compete in the same events at ECAC and WAAS but only the best result in each event will count.
Please consider entering the Patron’s Trophy this year – it has a long tradition within MAWA. All finishers receive a commemorative certificate.
Go to the Photo Gallery page under the T & F Tab
On a magical night at Ern Clark, in perfect conditions, David Carr smashed the 1500m M85 World record by 11 seconds, recording 6:27.3. He was paced initially by Barbara to the 900m mark and then by Bjorn through the finish.
And earlier in the week another MAWA member scored a World Record, this time Barbara Blurton in the W65 4x400m team at the National Championships in Darwin. Their time was 4:52.76