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!