AWA Strive Meetings

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The Strive season started on 1st November. A number of MAWA members compete in these meetings and you will find a link to the results in the Special Events section on the MAWA T & F Results page

Facebook page

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Steve Weller has taken on the role of T & F Facebook Administrator. He will regularly post information and news items during the track season.

Everyone can access the club facebook page by clicking the prominent link on the Home Page. Take a look.

Club results

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There have been a number of cases recently where members have found a problem with published club results or records and have posted something about it on the MAWA group facebook page.
This is not the right way to get problems addressed. If you do find any issues with results, please either email club secretary via the website contact button, or contact the responsible person directly. For Sunday results this is Lorraine Lopes, for track results Richard Blurton, and for records it is Barbara Blurton.

Forthcoming Bunbury Track and Field Events

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Bunbury Regional Athletics Club will be holding the following events this season at Hay Park Athletics Arena, Bunbury.

Decathlon/Heptathlon
Sat/Sun November 30 at 2pm and December 1 at 11.00am

Throws Pentathlon
Sat February 1 2014 at 2pm

City v Country Challenge
Sat February 15 at 2pm

All athletes are welcome and its a great opportunity for MAWA members to get in some extra competition. For further information contact Brian Feutrill at BRAC, email brian.feutrill@bigpond.com or MAWA secretary ValMillard, email mawasecretary@gmail.com.  If you’re planning to compete, could you let either Brian or Val know so that BRAC have some idea of the numbers of competitors.

6 Hour relay cancelled

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Following a discussion with the committee members at Sunday’s race it was decided to cancel this race due to limited entries. My apologies to those who were getting excited about doing it, there just weren’t enough of you.

Claire Walkley

 

Records

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The club records and bests have been updated and placed on the website under the ‘Records’ tab. They are correct as at November 1st. Note that the bests now include data from the increasingly popular ‘Park Run’ series of races.

If anyone believes they have set a record, and it is not included in these lists, please let Club Statistician Barbara Blurton know.

See also below a note from Barbara on record claims.

Record Claims
Are you looking to break a State, or even Australian or World record?

There are certain criteria to be met:
For State records
Other than at major championships, ask for 3 watches to be used for your time and if your performance is a possible record, make sure a note is made on the recording sheet.
Throwers should ensure the sheet is signed by 2 officials and a note is made of which tape has been used.

Australian and World records
These need to be recorded on special claim forms. Regular record breakers should carry forms with them (download from the AMA website). Ideally the claimant fills out the form straight after the performance and chases relevant officials before they go home, otherwise collecting signatures and documents can take weeks.

These forms could be either sent to Barbara Blurton (MAWA statistician) or directly to Clyde Riddoch (Australian statistician)

Below is an extract from an email sent from Clyde:
I also wanted to mention that we should chase up world record claims as soon as possible once we are aware of them. There have been many Australians over the years who never received listing in WMA’s official record list despite breaking world records. The record claim process from time of performance to acceptance by the WMA records officer can often take a very long time. Far too long!! All sorts of unforeseen problems occur if record claims are old.

If a better record comes along after an Australian claims it, WMA will forget ours and list the better performance. I can guarantee that Australians will get their certificates, but WMA validation, acknowledgement and listing is out of my hands.

Barbara Blurton

Brazil relay results

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Plenty of relay medals for the MAWA team. relay results

Brazil Results

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The complete list of MAWA results at the WMA Championships in Brazil is now on the website under T & F Results, Special Events. WMA Championships 2013 Brazil

There were problems with accuracy as results were published, so please let us know if you think any of these results may be incorrect

Relay results will be posted later

October Vetrun Out Now

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Head over to the Vetrun page to download the latest magazine