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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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 Australia Day Honours – Heather Carr OAM
Since 1987 Heather has been dominating her age group in the walks  at the VMA, AMA and WMA levels establishing many records along the way. This along with her involvement in athletics administration and promotion has now been recognised  with Heather receiving  Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). 
Truly deserved recognition, which the whole VMA community congratulate her on.
image source:WMA -2019 awards

Australian Masters Athletics

  • Oceania Women’s Representative, World Masters Athletics Women’s Committee, since 2018.
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, since 2015.
  • Flag Bearer, World Masters Championships, 1999, and 2013.
  • Competitor, since 1987.


Victorian Race Walking Club

  • Committee Member, since 2001.
  • Women’s Club Captain, current.
  • Club Uniforms Officer, 2006.
  • Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, 1998-1999.
  • Club Captain, 1990-1991.
  • Life Member, since 2017.
  • Member, since 1987.
  • Honouree, Perpetual Heather Carr Trophy, Masters Women 10km.

 Regional and club roles

  • Secretary, Southern Peninsula Masters Athletics, 1998-2021.
  • Committee Member, Victorian Masters Athletics, 2002-2004.
  • Member, Glenhuntly Athletic Club, since 2015.
  • Life Member, Rosebud Little Athletics, since 1993.
  • Past Member, Eaglehawk Athletic Club.

 Awards and Recognition include:

  • Walks Athlete of the Year, Australian Masters Athletics, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • World Masters Athletics Best Master of the Year, Racewalks Category, 2017, and 2019.
  • Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, Australian Masters Athletics, 2010.
  • Various World Records, World Masters Championships, and Oceania Masters Championships.

Also refer to Glenhuntly website:  for their acknowledgement to Heather

The coming months are the busiest time for VMA wide track events. Events currently OPEN ARE
2024 The Landy Age graded handicap over 1600m made up of  200, 1000m and 400m
Date/location:  Monday 4 March at Tom Kelly Athletics Track, Doncaster 6:45pm
Register at: 
     For “the Landy”:

     For venue & Associates Pentathlon (under 16)
entries Close:  Thursday 29/02/2024 11:59 PM

2024 Victorian Masters  Track and Field Championship

Date/location:   Sat/Sun 16/17 March at Tom Kelly Athletics Track, Doncaster 
entries Close: Monday 04/03/2024 11:59 PM
2024 AMA Track and Field Championship
Date:  Friday 29 March to  Monday 1st April  2024
Location: Domain Athletic Centre Hobart 
entries Close:  Thursday 29 February 2024 at 9pm

2024  VMA Gift 

Date:  Sunday 7 April  2024
Location: at Tom Kelly Athletics Track, Doncaster 
Register at:
entries Close:  early bird Thurs 21 March 24 Late entries until  Wed 3rd April 24

Click HERE to enter 

Venue: Tom Kelly Athletics track Doncaster  – (Lakeside stadium not available F1 preparations)

  • Event is open to all athletes aged 30 years and over. Competition is in 5 year age groups for women & men, starting at ages 30-34.
  •  2024 Entry fees are $10 admin (to help cover costs of officials & helpers) then $10 entry fee per event / 5th event free.
  • Interstate and overseas athletes are also welcome to enter “by invitation”.
  • There is an additional team competition  based on the “Hub”.

Entries close 11:59pm  Monday 4 March 2024

The maximum number of entries for the event is 64.

Held at Doncaster Athletics Track

On Monday 4th March 2024 starting at 7pm

Entry: $20 

Enter “The Landy here 

How it works

There are two qualifying rounds – Starting at 7pm  – a 200m age-graded handicapped event and then the second about 40 minutes later is a 1,000m age-graded handicapped event.


Athletes are then ranked  based on the overall combined placings and theeight athletes with the highest combined placing scores will contest the 400m age-graded handicap final.

For the athletes ranked nine to sixteen from the two qualifying rounds will compete in the   400m age-graded consolation final.

The winner of “The Landy” will win a sash and a custom made trophy valued at over $500, which they retain. They will also keep for a year the honour board which features the names of all past winners

  Previous winners of  “The Landy”  
2000 Jan Morrey W60 2007 Hugh Coogan M70
2001 Ross Kent M55 2008 Hugh Coogan M70
2002 Ross Kent M55 2009 Bob Wishart M65
2003 Mike Johnston M80 2010 Marge Allison W65
2004 Keith Howden M55 2011 Hugh Coogan M75
2005 Mike Johnston M80 2012 Hugh Coogan M75
2006 Hugh Coogan M70 2013 Bob Wishart M70
      2023 Rob Mayston M65

The winner of the consolation final will have a “winner take all” prize of $100.


Note changes to the rules:
Age grading will be calculated on the actual year not the 5 year band.
An individual can only win “The Landy” once.


Future events

2024 “The Landy”

March 4 @ 19:00:00 AEDT - 21:00:00 AEDT

The Landy 200, 1000, 400m Age graded handicap

Entries now open until Monday 4 march 11:59pm

AMA 2024 T&F Championship

March 29 @ 10:30:00 AEDT - April 1 @ 12:00:00 AEDT

Friday 29 March to  Monday 1st April  2024 Location Domain Athletic Centre Hobart 

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