East Burwood Masters

East Burwood Masters 2017-07-22T01:15:15+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+.

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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Exercise Safely

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.

Info at vic.gov.au

Info at abc.net.au

Current Program

EB Masters Programme Jul to Sep 2017 (pdf)

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EB Women

Supporting Documentation

Seiko stopwatch (with printer) manual (pdf 1.9Mb)

EB Men

Track Wrap

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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