Race number bibs

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We would like to remind all members to please wear their race number bibs when competing in the Sunday runs as this helps to identify you both on camera and at the finish line. We thank you for your cooperation.

Uniform Stock In

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Our uniform stock has now been replenished so if you were after a men’s singlet all sizes are now available again. To order uniforms just go to the “MAWA Shop” tab at the top.

RRC 25k and RWC 15k start times

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This is our longest run of the year and so that volunteers do not need to be at their posts longer than necessary we request slower runners and walkers start early.

There will be a timed start at 7:30 and we would like anyone who expects to take over 2hr 30min to start then.

If anyone expects to be over 3 hours then they are welcome to start at 7 but will need to take their own time and advise the results team at the finish


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This is your chance to be a Hero for Heartkids.
At our Bardon Bash event on Sunday 5 June 2022 you can dress up as a hero, even just a cape will do, but there is a prize for the best dressed hero when you make a donation to this worthy cause.

You can make your donation:

  • on the morning of the event
  • on line by clicking here   donate 
  • purchase a raffle ticket on the morning or
  • bring a friend (the $5 visitor fee will be donated to Heartkids).

You can read Melissa Lewis’s story as to why this is such an important cause by clicking here

Get your outfit ready.

2022 Handicap Trophy Update

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On completion of this weekend’s event, the eligible members who can now complete 5 handicap races in this running year and be eligible to lift the Handicap Trophy has been whittled down to 57 members.

With only one of the ten members in the Trophy leadership pack managing to finish in the top ten of this race, it has opened the field for the remaining 47 competitors to make a smash and grab raid on the trophy.

Kim Thomas (#798) took advantage of his top ten finish to close the gap on Rohan Thompson (#1781), with David Adams (#1226) and Clare Wardle (#1255) rounding off the top 4.

Surprising even himself, the handicapper Tristan Bell (#858), with another middle of the pack finish, has managed to edge his way to fifth position in the trophy standings.

The next handicap race is on 26th June in Carine, so plenty of time to fine tune your handicap race tactics, and to make your mark in Handicap Trophy history…or just come for a run.

See you all at the next handicap race


2022 Handicap Trophy Update

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This weekend’s event, the Mother’s Day run at Burswood, is the fifth event of the Handicap Trophy. With four events completed and four events to go, the 2022 Handicap Trophy is starting to take shape.

There was a starting field of potentially over 700 financial members back in October, there are now just 91 members who have completed at least 1 of the handicap runs and are still eligible to compete for the coveted trophy. The winner needs to complete at least five handicap events.

At the halfway stage, Rohan Thompson (#1781) cemented his place at the top of the leader board with an impressive win at the Track Handicap event, but as we all know, a fast time only makes your handicap harder next time.

It wasn’t just Rohan who ran well, all competitors on the night took advantage of the excellent running conditions, David Adams (#1226), Kim Thomas (#798) and Clare Wardle (#1255) all finished well up the placings to give Rohan more than a concerned look over his shoulder.

The rest of us are still massed in a pack, just a little further behind the leader board than before, and maybe still not ready to make our move, but one day, maybe not one day soon, but one day, we will be ready to pounce……

Even if you aren’t eligible for the trophy, I urge you to come down and compete as your finishing position can influence the final placings for all those still in the running.

See you all there

Australian Masters Games Results

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Thanks to Barbara for compiling a document showing all results from the recent Games in Perth. See them here.

If anyone thinks they have set a record that Barbara may have missed please let her know.

An unconventional competitor at the AMG

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Enjoy the adventures of this competitor at the Australian Masters Games last weekend. Click here.

Road Running and Walking Championships

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These flagship MAWA events start next Sunday at Kent Street Weir.

All competitors in the long events win a commemorative engraved medal, while our top runners and walkers compete for the coveted trophies.

The short events have been poorly supported over the past two years. This year we are promoting them more strongly and hoping for a much better turnout, but if numbers are low again we will consider removing them from the events calendar.

To show these events more clearly we are giving them new acronyms – LRRC, SRWC etc.

To clarify on dates, all the events are on the 2 weekly cycle 1st/15th/29th May with one exception. Some members who want to target SRRC may also have their eyes on the 10k Road Championships. To ensure they can do both, the first SRRC 5k will be on the 8th May.

Vale Morris Warren

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Below is Bob Schickert’s tribute to Morris.

Morris initiated, and for many years did all the statistical work for, in my view, one of the best competition ideas that MAWA has. The road running championship idea from Morris commenced operation in 1987 and is still going strongly.  It was extended shortly after 1987 with a road walking championship and in more recent years short course events.

The annual starting date of early May brings the better distance running/walking weather for Sunday events in Perth and I have always looked forward to the commencement which is this year from Sunday May 1 at the Weir run.

The 10 K, 15 K and 25 K each two weeks apart provide a great build up to the marathon or a great challenge if members do not generally do the longer distances. They also provide strong  competition between the distances runners and walkers both male and female. The long road walking championship held with the road running events is now 5 K, 10 K and 15 K.

Morris and wife Margaret were race directors for the Joondalup run for some years. Originally with gravel and sandy paths through the bush and hills the course was more testing than the current event on the bitumen path.  I recall at one event being lost and coming across Frank Smith staggering out of the bush as he was also lost.

In recent years Morris and Margaret have not attended MAWA events due to declining health. For many years they were regulars.