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
Bunbury Regional Athletics Club will be holding the following events this season at Hay Park Athletics Arena, Bunbury.
Sat/Sun November 30 at 2pm and December 1 at 11.00am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or MAWA secretary ValMillard, email email@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.