AMA Awards – MAWA Nominees

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Our Track and Field Athletes have had another stellar year despite the lack of National and International competition. We had a record entry at the State Championships and good attendance at our weekly meets through the year. Congratulations to the following for being nominated for AMA Awards:

Sprints -Barbara Blurton. Breaking AMA Hall of Fame Athlete Ann Cooper’s Australian records is no mean feat. Barbara achieved that not once but twice in the W70 100m and 200m.

Middle Distance -Chris Gould. State Records in the 1000m and 3000m and running only just outside 2 minutes for 800m at 45 years old.

Distance – Roberto Busi. Many great runs from Roberto the highlight being a 10,000m State Record missing the Australian record by just 6 seconds

Jumps – Ruth Johnson. Ruth celebrated moving into W80 in style with an Australian high jump record plus State records in the long and triple

Throws – Todd Davey. Todd hit great form last year with Australian records in the shot put, super weight and 56lb weight.

Walks – Andrew Duncan. Continuing our great record in the walks, Andrew scored 4 State Records with age-grades in the high 80’s and low 90’s.

Multi-evets – Mark Jeffery. Australian record in the pentathlon at our State Champs with a magnificent 3577 points

Female Athlete of the year – Ruth Johnson. What a year for Ruth with numerous records in runs, jumps and throws.

Male Athlete of the year – Todd Davey. For his 3 Australian records in the throws

Best Performance of the year – Barbara Blurton. High 90%’s for Barbara’s 200m Australian record

The selections were made by a panel consisting of four MAWA members all of whom have considerable experience in masters athletics.

MAWA Uniforms Manager

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Delia Baldock has taken over from Colin Smith as Uniforms Manager.

Use the MAWA shop to purchase uniforms and other items as usual. You can either pay an extra $9 for postage or select to pick up your items from Delia at any of our Sunday Runs.

McCallum Lakes Run

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We were advised just last week that South Perth Council will not let us run through James Mitchell Park this Sunday due to preparations for Australia Day.

Our only option is to change the route of the run and head towards Windam Bridge following the route of the Age-Graded event. Start point in Taylor Street at 7am unchanged.

Andrew Cuthbertson will be the Race Director and we do have Council approval for this revised course.

Disappointing that we don’t get to run around the lakes but out of our control.

Throws Competition 30th January ECAC

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BELOW IS THE TIMETABLE FOR THIS EVENT:

Start Time 0830 ‘sharp’

Throws Pentathlon – morning

56/100 and Super Weights – noon

Heavy Weight Pentathlon – afternoon

Entry Fee $10 payable on the day to help offset the cost of hiring ECAC Stadium.

Piney Lakes

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To solve the parking problems at Piney Lakes, Melville Council have given us a designated overflow parking area on the grass. All members coming to the run must park in this designated area. Please follow the directions of the MAWA marshal.

Brisbane 2022

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Registrations for the AMA National Championships in Brisbane from Friday 1st to Monday 4th April are now open. Just click on the Brisbane 2022 logo above.

TFNL January 2022

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The latest edition of TFNL is now available either as a PDF to download of via the virtual bookcase.

AMA 2021 Half Marathon

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Congratulations to our 8 athletes who won medals in this postal event. See the results here.

Vale Bob Hayres

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Member number 4 Bob Hayres passed away on 11th December. Below is a tribute from David Carr.

On December 5th, Bob and his family hosted a wake for eighty
guests. He was able to chat with everyone and modestly accept the eulogies.
Bob joined MAWA in May 1974 and within a year was President,
with tasks like uniforms, formal relations with Marathon Club
Athletics WA, and planning and conducting the Australian
Championships.
His football and cricket days were long over. He weighed
over 100 kilos and dined out. As state manager of Parker Pens,
he travelled the state. Running changed his life. He ran with
our club, Marathon Club and Athletics WA. Road and track.
Although he had not worn his number 4 for some years members
will remember him as race director at Floreat beach, regular
with Saturday group in King’s Park and Tuesdays under the
trees of Perry Lakes, raking the pit at state championships,
or just giving us encouragement at Gwelup Lake.

Hurdles at ECAC

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Change to programme:

Short hurdles now on 13 January and long hurdles on 27 January. This is so those who wish to compete in the State decathlon and heptathlon championships can have a practice hurdle race beforehand.