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All orders for VMA merchandise between 1 July and the 18 July will not be despatched until 19 July. 2022

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Member enquiries:  Ewen Wilson [M] 0423 424 185
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The VMA

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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  • Neighbourhood night
  • Frankston 40th celebrations
  • Heather and Andrew get Gold in Muscat
  • Doncaster Inter-Venue Track Challenge 19th June 2022
    …. and much more

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VMA news

Inter Venue Winter Track Challenge

Another great competition for the Intervene Winter track challenge organised and hosted by the Doncaster venue but this time held at Box Hill track as the Doncaster track was still closed after the upgrade to the track was all but complete.

Doncaster and Glen Eira were neck and neck all day with Doncaster prevailing  167 to 159 with Springvale-Noble Park coming third.

Some amazing times with two new  Australian and one victorian record being set

Age Event Name Performance Previous Record
W85 60 metres Shirley Coppock (EB) 13.48 Shirley Coppock   14.01 Aus Record
M70> 1 Mile John Bermingham (NT Invite) 05:23.40 Peter Bence     07:02.92 Aus Record
M65> 3000 metres Mark Purvis (Coll) 11:12.22 Frank McNamara 12:27.75 Vic Record

Full results here 

Below are links to videos of the events

(1) 2022 Inter-Venue Challenge 60 […]

Browne Shield competition after round 2
A large field fronted to the Collingwood  venue for the 6/8km  Cross Country Championship. The Browne Shield is close with only 1 point between Knox and Casey Fields.
Fastest over the 8km course:  (under 70’s)
Shane Grund   (40-44)   26:58
Julie Norrie      (50-54)   33:42
Fastest over the 6km course:   (70+)
Yassine  Belaabed  (70-74)   24:38
Liz  Lowther           (70-74)   31:16
For full listing of results click here

50th Anniversary Polos on sale
The remaining stock of men’s and women’s  50th Anniversary Polo Shirts are now available for purchase at the regular price of  $40 until all stock sold.

All members who joined prior to 1/1/2022 have their names on the back along with service award and life members.

It is now only available through the VMA merchandise site.
click Here to go to merchandise site

 

50th Anniversary 3km final medal Results

As a result of a timing confusion at  the 50th anniversary celebration on March 6 only half of those who competed in the 3km on the day received a time. Members who had run in the original 3km on Sunday 6th March and competed in the VMA 3km championship on Sunday 15th May had their results considered for awarding of the 50th anniversary medals.

Final results are:
50th Anniversary age graded 3km results

1st Lavinia Petrie 106.27% (75-78   14:21)
2nd Shane Grund 90.29% (40-44  8:35.67)
3rd Yassine Belaabed 86.72% (70-74  11:33)

50th Anniversary estimated time 3km results

1st  Peter Thorne  0 seconds
2nd Phil  Urquhart +1 second
3rd Jo Cockwill  +3 seconds

3km track age graded C’ship -Sun 5 May ’22

full range of photos on Facebook  curtesy of Christine McArdle and Rob Italia

For results click here

Future events

VMA 10KM racewalking championship

July 16 @ 14:15:00 AEST

VMA 10KM racewalking championship at Albert Park

VMA 10km Road title – Browne Shield

July 17 @ 10:00:00 AEST - 12:00:00 AEST

Location: Braeside Park
Register here Sign in by 9:30am for 10am Start

The VMA Winter Throws Pentathlon Championships will be held on Sunday 14th August at Duncan Mackinnon.

VMA 10 mile road title – Browne Shield

August 14 @ 08:00:00 AEST - 11:30:00 AEST

Location: Knox athletic track
Register here

VMA 25KM racewalking championship

August 21 @ 08:15:00 AEST

VMA 25KM racewalking championship at Albert Park

AV/VMA half marathon – Browne Shield

September 4 @ 08:00:00 AEST - 12:00:00 AEST

AMA Winter Throws Pentathlon C’ships

October 1 @ 00:00:00 AEST - October 3 @ 00:00:00 AEDT

AMA Winter Throws Champs being held for the first time in Brisbane on 1st – 3rd October.