East Burwood Masters

East Burwood Masters 2017-09-17T21:49:49+00:00

Bill Sewart Athletics Track

400 metre polyurethane track which offers full facilities for all track and field events and is marked in accordance with IAAF requirements. A first class pitch suitable for senior and junior soccer.

Everyone Welcome

Victorian Masters Athletics (VMA) hosts track and field events every week at a number of venues throughout Victoria. We cater for all levels of fitness for adults ranging from 30 years to 85+. If you can walk, you qualify! It’s a friendly environment that encourages participation and keeping fit/active.

Our East Burwood venue (Bill Sewart Athletics Track, behind Nunawading Basketball Stadium, Burwood Highway) hosts events every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, followed by supper.

The current program for East Burwood is available for download below. It includes throwing field events as well as sprint races, middle distance, and walking races.

You are welcome to come and try-out for two weeks before joining VMA. As a member of VMA you can participate in events at any of the venues for a very low cost.

Get in touch with us today, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Location

Located in the beautiful South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

Bill Sewart Athletics Track
East Burwood Reserve
Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151

Opening Hours     19:00 – 21:00  THU

Contact Us

VENUE MANAGER    Chris Worsnop

MOB        0403 910 183
EMAIL    EastBurwood@VicMastersAths.org.au

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If you have a medical condition, are overweight, are aged over 40 years or haven’t exercised regularly in a long time, it is recommended that you see your doctor for a medical check-up before starting any new exercise program.

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Track Wrap

Fine feat (14/9/2017)

Paul Earle, 53, won the 1600 metres run on Thursday at East Burwood but his big achievement was his 1 hour 45 minutes for the 21.1K half marathon last Sunday in the Victorian Championship on Yarra Boulevard. He led home two other fine East Burwood runners Sam De Fanis and Peter Dodgshun.

Spring is in the air (31/8/2017)

With the prospect of better times in warmer weather, Jess Dux stood out in winning the 110 and 300 metre runs and placing second in the shot putt.  Bob Lewis, 89, returned from  injury still with the commitment that led to his many age-graded records. Bob, the out-marker, was narrowly beaten by fast finisher Leo Watson in the 800 metre walk.  New member Jill Faulkner captured the Masters’ spirit entering the 60 and 110 metre sprints, the 1,000 metre walk and the shot putt.
 

Family affairs (24/8/2017)

Ros Lording got home ahead of daughter Zoe in the 60 metre and the 500 metre runs. Jack Durrant won the 60 and 110 metre events while dad Paul won the 200 metres and 500 metres. Paul also produced the longest javelin throw of the night edging out Toni Matters with Allan Wood the handicap winner.
 

Persistence in the face of adversity (17/8/2017)

Showing out after injury, Stephen Day ran very well in sprints and the 3,000 metres, The latter event was won by Annette Pelgim with Geoff Wheeler third, both on the road back. Liz Eastwood narrowly won the 1000 metre walk in good style and competed well in the 800 metre and 3000 metre runs.
 

Regular placings (10/8/2017)

Jack Durrant ran a fine 60 metres and then surprised by entering the 800 metre walk and recording fastest time. Glenn McLean led home Louise McLean and Toni Matters in the 60 metre, the 100 metre and the 150 metre sprints.

Good times were recorded in the longer runs: the 6,000 metres by Gabor Jakus, in the 4,000 metres by Sam DeFanis and the 2,000 metres by Bob Henderson.

 

Breaking even (7/9//2017)

Women are lifting their profile in masters athletics. Annette Pelgrim was a clear winner on age-adjusted time in the 4,000 metres. Toni Matters won the 100 metres and the discus. Two men also shone: Grant Watson in the walk and Paul Durrant in the 300 and 600 metre runs.

Spring is in the air (31/8/2017)

With the prospect of better times in warmer weather, Jess Dux stood out in winning the 110 and 300 metre runs and placing second in the shot putt.  Bob Lewis, 89, returned from  injury still with the commitment that led to his many age-graded records. Bob, the out-marker, was narrowly beaten by fast finisher Leo Watson in the 800 metre walk.  New member Jill Faulkner captured the Masters’ spirit entering the 60 and 110 metre sprints, the 1,000 metre walk and the shot putt.
 

Family affairs (24/8/2017)

Ros Lording got home ahead of daughter Zoe in the 60 metre and the 500 metre runs. Jack Durrant won the 60 and 110 metre events while dad Paul won the 200 metres and 500 metres. Paul also produced the longest javelin throw of the night edging out Toni Matters with Allan Wood the handicap winner.
 

Persistence in the face of adversity (17/8/2017)

Showing out after injury, Stephen Day ran very well in sprints and the 3,000 metres, The latter event was won by Annette Pelgim with Geoff Wheeler third, both on the road back. Liz Eastwood narrowly won the 1000 metre walk in good style and competed well in the 800 metre and 3000 metre runs.
 

Regular placings (10/8/2017)

Jack Durrant ran a fine 60 metres and then surprised by entering the 800 metre walk and recording fastest time. Glenn McLean led home Louise McLean and Toni Matters in the 60 metre, the 100 metre and the 150 metre sprints.

Good times were recorded in the longer runs: the 6,000 metres by Gabor Jakus, in the 4,000 metres by Sam DeFanis and the 2,000 metres by Bob Henderson.

 

A fierce finale (3/8/2017)

In a tense final of the 4,000 metre series Chris Worsnop prevailed by just a second to take the race and also the series from Annette Pelgrim and Michelle Quan.  Allan Wood more easily held off the backmarkers to win the 110 metre sprint. Ros Lording continues to shine with good wins in the 2,000 metre run and the 800 metre walk and Paul Durrant gobbled up the field in the 300 and 600 metre runs.
 

27/7/2017

Recently all the 5,000  metres runners were women. This week they dominated the sprints. Toni Matters, Ros Lording and Melanie Bissett filled the first three places in the 100 metres. In the 200 metres Glenn McLean got home first but the next four fastest were Louise McLean, Toni Matters, Ros Lording and Melanie Bissett.
 

Finding fine form (20/7/2017)

Ros Lording, new to masters athletics, is quickly lifting her performances. She was fastest in the 1200 metres walk and the one mile run and was second fastest in the 3000 metres run. Glenn McLean, who started a year ago, showed real strength in the final straight to win the 400 metres handicap.
 
A good night for Dux (13/7/2017)
 
In miserable weather top sprinter Jess Dux had a great run in the 150 metres. However she was shaded by Fred Bissett and Glen McLean in the 60 metres. Jack Durrant had the best throw in the javelin and won the handicap too.
 
Fighting the mid-winter blues (6/7/2017)
 
There were good performances among the younger masters athletes with national gold medallist Jess Dux running brilliantly in the 60 and 200 metre sprints. Fred Bissett followed up his unexpected recent win in the 400 metre series with a winning lunge to the line in the 100 metres handicap. Older participants fared less well though Paul Durrant maintained his form to take out the 600 metres.
 

Cross country champion (29/06/2017)

Bob Henderson won his age group in the State Masters 8k championship held in Yarra Bend Park on 17 June. Chris Worsnop was third in his age group and, though unplaced, Sam De Fanis had the best run on an age-adjusted basis. At East Burwood Paul Moritz demonstrated top walking in the 800 and 2,000 metre events. Nida Diaz-Julef, 5, nudged out grandfather Horacio Diaz,72, in the 60 metres.
 
Primitive sports (22/6/2017)
 
Flinging a disc, hurling a heavy weight and launching a spear: these are the growth sports at Masters Athletics.  A handicap Tri-Throws event attracted a field of 15. It was won by Toni Matters, gold medallist in the discus and silver in the javelin at the recent Australian Championships. Paul Durrant heads Toni on distance and Allan Wood, now 80, comes close on handicap.
Children swelled the fields in running and walking. In the 110 metres sprint Ros Lording had to fight for third place behind her children Remy and Zoe but ahead of Toni Matters son Zac. Zac prevailed in the walk, beating his mum and Ros
 
Champions in Darwin (15/6/2017)
 
East Burwood athletes performed very well in the Australian Masters Athletics Championships
last week. Gold Medals were won in 45-49 age group Discus with a throw over 32 metres by Toni Matters and in the 85-89 Long Jump and Triple Jump by Leo Coffey. In the Triple Leo jumped over 6 metres —  a bit below his Australian record of exactly 7 metres set two years ago.

Back at East Burwood first timer Ros Lording showed excellent form in all the sprint races. Chris Worsnop won the 800 metres handicap and was fastest in the 4,000 metres.

 

2017 John Gosbell Memorial 5km Teams Run (08/06/2017)

A terrific turnout saw 39 competitors from venues across Melbourne compete in the annual John Gosbell Memorial 5km event at East Burwood Masters Athletics.
In Division 1 Knox won followed by Glen Eira and East Burwood. In Division 2 it was Knox again followed by Frankston.
Shane Grund (Knox) was the fastest male runner and Liz Eastwood (East Burwood) the fastest female.
On age gradings, Paul Twining (Knox) and Janet Holmes (Glen Eira) scored the highest.
Congratulations to all who competed and won in the various categories!
Thank you to all who assisted on the night to help make it such a success. Your involvement is much appreciated!
 

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