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

John Gilmour 10k

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The West Australian Marathon Club’s only track race, the annual  JOHN GILMOUR 10km, named after one of the WAMC’s 13 founding members and #3 Life Member, is on again!

John Gilmour will be starting the races and presenting prizes.

WHEN: Friday night 1st November

“PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE”

WHERE: Ern Clark Athletic Centre, Coker Park, Wharf Street, Cannington. (Map

TIME: There will be two races:

Runners over 40 minutes – race starts 6.00pm
Runners sub 40 minutes – race starts 7.15pm

This event will not be the State 10km Track Championship

ENTRY: Online entry here until  12 noon  Friday 1 November.

Please nominate which race you will be running. If you can bring along your own lap scorer, please email us

Entry is also available on the day. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the event you are entering.

Entry for WAMC/MAWA/Canning Districts AC members is $5.00; non-members $15.00.

A ‘Sausage Sizzle’ will be provided by Canning Districts Athletics Club.

Further information: WAMC office on 9472 4833 or wamc@wamc.org.au

WAAS closure

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VenuesWest have now confirmed that the stadium will be closed from 6th January to 5th February for re-surfacing. The stadium will also be closed for the Christmas period 24th December to 5th January.

Melbourne marathon and half marathon

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As far as we are aware six MAWA members competed in this year’s events.

Congratulations to Sandra Stockman, (3:10:48), and Bob Lane, (3:09:17), who won their age-group categories. Also to Hamish McLeod our webmaster, finishing his first ever marathon in 3:59:53. Wayne Taylor was our other marathoner, running 3:45:50.

Ross Keane, Karen Peace and Gail James completed the half marathon in times of 1:44:15, 1:45:08 and 1:46:47 respectively.