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Masters Athletics offers fitness, fun and fellowship across a range of athletic activities for men and women aged 30 and over. Victoria boasts a membership approaching a thousand, whilst the total for all Australian state clubs is over 3,500.The philosophy of the Masters movement is PARTICIPATION.

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Nov-Dec Footprints

FEATURE ARTICLES

  • Casey Fields wins 2022 Browne Shield
  • VMA history search
  • Individual awards – Brown Shield
  • VMA half marathon results
  • New member promotion details
  • …. and much more

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VMA news

M60’s 3km and 5km records demolished by Steve Moneghetti

Steve Moneghetti demolished both the Victorian Masters M60 3km (by 50 sec) and 5km (by 2 min) records at the Velocity meet at Collingwood athletics track on Thursday 1 December
His times are world class for the M60 age group picking off both Australian records and the World record in the 5000m.

  3km 5km
Steve M 9:30.7  15:52.9
Vic Rec was 10:20.04  Now 9:30.7  was 17:52.83  Now 15:52.9
AUS Rec was 9:41  Now   9:30.7  was 16:33.3 Now 15:52.9
World Rec 9:21.38 was 15:56.41 Now 15:52.9

Truly a great running performance by Mona’s. Keep a watch out for the M60 10km track times and also the World Masters Cross Country Championships at Bathurst.

1973 Historic Video feedback

Feedback from the 1973 video of  competition with USA at Box Hill from Pauline Ryan

I feel so lucky to have found this film of the Veteran’s competition at Box Hill.
My dad, Jack Ryan, appears second to Wally Sheppard at about 11.12min in a 1500?? and at 17.37ish he’s filmed coming second to John Gilmore in a 5000??

This was right at the beginning of Dad’s running career, just as he started racing and before he had managed any records. By the end of 1974 he had the World 1500m and 5000m records.  It’s fabulous to see Dad at this early stage as we only have a a bit of video of him running in the 1987 Games in Melbourne.

Link to the Video of the 2 day track meet at Box Hill on 22 and 23 December 1973  ( with sound & length 23:29)
Veteran Athletics Australia USA Melbourne 1973 Dec 22 and 23

2023 AMA Track & Field Championship -Sydney
Friday 10 March to  Monday 13 March 2023

Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Center Homebush

2023 AMA T&F Championship website link

Registration for the championships is now open. Entries close 6 Feb 2023. Link to registration page

NSW Masters Association is delighted to be hosting the next Australian Masters Athletics National Championship in Sydney in March 2023, and looks forward to welcoming VMA members to compete at the premier athletics venue in New South Wales, the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre and Warm up Track, at Homebush.          

Draft timetable link

Historic videos from 1970-80’s
 Jeff Davison Chair (Task Force Manager): USATF Masters Track and Field website called MastersHistory.org  has kindly forwarded links to videos of events in Melbourne, Fiji, Christchurch, and other locations during the 1970s and 1980s.

Obviously most of the information on the  MastersHistory website is USA focused but following are links he has provided that would be of interest to us.
The first link is a of Video of the 2 day track meet at Box Hill on 22 and 23 December 1973  ( with sound & length 23:29)
Veteran Athletics Australia USA Melbourne 1973 Dec 22 and 23

Jeff is interested in compiling names of the Australian competitors appearing on the video. If anyone can identify individuals please forward the name and time on the tape that they appear to  secretary@vicmastersaths.org.au 

This second link takes you to other links of videos during this time period in Sydney Christchurch, race walking, Fiji and more. Click […]

Future events

AUS Masters Athletics & WMA combined event Championships 2023

14 January 2023 @ 07:00:00 AEDT - 15 January 2023 @ 16:00:00 AEDT

Held in conjunction with the Athletics Victoria Combined events championships. Entry to the Athletics Victoria Championships is through the AV Member Portal.

If athletes want to do both AMA and AV Open Combined Events then they must enter both.

Saturday 14th and […]

VMA Track & Field Championships

11 February 2023 - 12 February 2023

Location- Tom Kelly Athletics Track George St Doncaster
Entries to open soon

Location- Lakeside stadium Albert Park
Entries to open soon

Neighboourhood night

23 February 2023 @ 07:00:00 AEDT - 21:00:00 AEDT

Location- Coburg venue Harold Stevens Reserve
Annual competition between four neighbouring venues: Aberfeldie, Coburg, Collingwood and Doncaster. It involves a 4 x 200 relay with ages 180 and above, and 240 and above. One member needs to be female.

AMA Track & Field Championships 2023

10 March 2023 @ 08:00:00 AEDT - 20 March 2023 @ 16:00:00 AEDT

2023 Championship at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic centre

Championship website https://sydney2023.com.au/

Championships Registration fee:
Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2022 (to midnight AEDST) Early Bird Registration $80
Jan 1 to Feb 6, 2023 (to 6pm AEDST) Registration $110 Registration $110
Event fee:
Nov […]

Interstate & National News

AMA managers for Bathurst & Torun announced

Amanda Coombes Has been appointed manager for the AMA team competing at the World Masters Cross Country Championship in Bathurst February 18, 2023.

Steve McGugan has […]

World Masters Australian appointments to committees & panels

The World Masters Athletics (WMA) has recently confirmed the following appointments of Australians nominated and supported by AMA to the WMA Committees […]

 

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AMA standards explained

The AMA Standards are a way to recognise the performances of Australian Masters athletes.   The AMA Standards Certificate becomes permanent recognition of such […]