A bumper edition of the Melbourne Nationals TFNL packed with photos and stories has been uploaded. It can either be accessed as a pdf or from the virtual bookcase.
WAAOC Winter Walks
The WA Athletics Officials Club is hosting a Winter Walks competition on Saturday 25 May and Masters Athletes are invited to participate. Registration is taken on the Day.
Where: Perry Lakes (parking at Hockey Club rooms)
1.40pm – 3km
2.45pm – 5km & 10km
Road Closures Sunday 19 May
Please note that there will be a number of road closures on Sunday 19 May for the HBF Run for a Reason so please check the following link before planning your route to our RRC/RWC Nedlands Run at JH Abrahams Reserve:
The Leonora Golden Gift athletics carnival will be taking place on the WA Day Long Weekend (1-2 June 2019). Over 20 Olympians have competed in the Gift’s 17-year history and we would like to invite you to join us in Leonora for a great weekend of racing and entertainment.
The main events include the Elite Mile, 120m and 600m, plus more events on offer with a total prize pool of over $50,000 for the weekend.
There are also rides, market stalls, food vans, horse races and a free concert by Pete Murray! The Leonora Golden Gift is a truely iconic event on the Australian running calendar and is a phenomenal experience for those lucky enough to compete.
A chartered flight is available from Perth, departing Saturday 1 June at 8:00am and returning on Sunday 2 June at 8:00pm. Get in quick as there are limited seats available. Alternatively, if there are enough people interested we will charter a bus from Perth to Leonora return. There is some travel assistance available for those elite athletes who qualify.
To book flights and accomodation please email email@example.com.
To learn more visit: http://www.leonoragoldengift.com/.
AMA Half Marathon
The Australian Masters Athletics Half Marathon Championships will be held on Sunday 26 May in Canberra as part of the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon. The course runs around Lake Burley Griffen.
21 members completed the track handicap on a cool but still night at UWA McGillvray. Congratulations to Jason Kell on a great run and a clear win.
The results are on the T & F Results tab under Special Events.
AMA Hall of Fame
Congratulations to our very own Lynne Schickert who had the great honour of being inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame at the recent Nationals.
Janet Naylon reports:
At the AMA Awards Dinner held during the National Championships in Melbourne, Lynne Schickert and Mary Thomas were inducted as the 18th and 19th members of the Hall of Fame – Lynne as the 4th administrator and Mary as the 14th athlete.
Lynne has contributed forty years of service to Masters Athletics at local, regional and world levels as a competitor, official and administrator. A successful athlete in her chosen events, it is in Lynne’s administrative skills that she excels. Lynne holds and has held many executive positions on behalf of masters athletics – President, Oceania Masters Athletics; Executive Vice President, World Masters Athletics; Oceania Representative to WMA; President, Vice President and life member, Masters Athletics Western Australia and AMA President. She was also a member of the AMA team who successfully bid for the 2016 WMA Championships in Perth, then continued to serve on the Local Organising Committee and as the WMA Liaison Manager. On behalf of AMA, Lynne was instrumental in the development of the AMA website and on-line entry system; reviewing and updating of governance and constitutional issues; co-editor of the AMA handbook and project manager of AMA history “Age is no Barrier”. Due to her passion for masters athletics, Lynne has contributed many hours of voluntary unpaid administrative work to ensure Masters athletics in Australia, Oceania region and world-wide is well organised, well promoted and widely recognised by our sporting and general community.
Travel services for WMA/OMA Championships
A number of members have used the services of Roy Skuse for travel to WMA/OMA Championships. Roy is retiring after Mackay and a Melbourne Travel Company NPIRE is planning to offer a similar service to Masters Athletes.