First edition of the new-look, bi-monthly Vetrun is on-line now and available for download in high and low resolution versions. Head over to the Vetrun page.
As part of the Athletics WA Winter Walks Program this year, the WA Walkers Club has scheduled the MAWA State Championship 10km road walk to be included in their program of events on Sunday 6 July at Wilson (near Kent Street Weir) commencing at 9.00am. Entries can be done on-line through the AWA website or you can register on the day. It is not necessary to be a registered member of the WA Walkers Club or with AWA.
Don’t forget the 40th Birthday run on Sunday – 7am at McCallum Park. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits for just $1. At 8.15am formalities and birthday cake.
If you have one, wear an old club singlet and any name badges the club gave you. And if you didn’t pre-order Christine Oldfield’s 40 year celebration book, remember to bring $15 to buy one. T&F members very welcome to come along
A strong squad of MAWA athletes made the trip and their efforts are highlighted in a special edition of our Track and Field Newsletter (TFNL).
Available at the TFNL page
The MAWA Perth 2016 team have been quite busy in recent months, with the main focus being to finalise the Governance structure for the Championships.
The main document is a detailed contract between WMA and AMA which represents our commitment to run the championships to WMA requirements. This document has now been signed by all interested parties. Other agreements will define how the Local Organising Committee operates, and how we bring in the support of Athletics WA and Athletics Australia. The signing of the WMA contract allows us to formally constitute the LOC.
An early milestone has been the booking of the key venues at WAAS and ECAC. The poor state of the ECAC track is an important issue. Discussions on re-surfacing are active, but as yet no firm plans are in place. Preliminary discussions have been held with VenuesWest on the various requirements for the Championship Precinct.
Many of you will know that our bid document in Sacramento indicated that there would be a 2nd track in the Mt Claremont area. This was based on UWA’s interest in installing a track on McGillivray Oval. Since that time UWA have changed their position. The MAWA team felt very strongly that we should deliver on what was in the bid, and have explored many options over 2 years for the 2nd track. This work in the end was unsuccessful. However, excellent work by Bob Schickert on scheduling has ascertained that we only need to put some 5000m and 10000m races, plus some multi-events at ECAC, so the lack of a 2nd track will not significantly detract from athletes’ enjoyment of the event. WMA have formally accepted our position on this issue.
We will report progress back to MAWA members on a regular basis as the LOC gets into the large amount of work ahead of it.
MAWA PERTH 2016 LOC MEMBERS
Richard Blurton Head of LOC
Geoff Brayshaw Treasurer
Lynne Schickert WMA Representative
Bob Schickert AMA Representative
The full results for this event are now on the T & F Results page. Pentathlon – January 2014
Level 4 coach Tom Lenane will be available to offer coaching to MAWA members every Friday at 5:30pm, starting 7th February, at ECAC, Wharf Street, Cannington. Tom will help on technical aspects of throws and hurdles, as well as giving general training advice.
The club relies entirely on member volunteers to carry out the tasks required to smoothly run our programme of events. By this means we are able to keep subscription fees very low.
We need a member to volunteer to take on the role of Medals and Trophies. It involves keeping track of our trophies, getting new inscripted plaques installed on the trophies, and ordering medals as required.
If anyone is interested in this role, please speak to a committee member, or use the Contact Us button on the website
There has been some confusion over the start time because the WAMC website programme has quoted 7:30 rather that 7am. This is to confirm that a 7am start is correct. WAMC members are being advised that their website time is incorrect