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1603, 2023

VMA members collect 7 AMA  2022 Awards

VMA members performed at the elite level during 2022 with two world records and numerous Australian records as well as a plethora of Victorian records being broken. As a result, five members took out Athlete of […]

103, 2023

2702, 2023

VMA T&F provisional Teams results 
& top 10 estimated time/distance rankings

Post the event there has been a lot of feedback – mostly very good – but also some suggestions as to how to make it better. My motto is “all feedback is good feedback”. […]

1902, 2023

AMA News  February 2023

1801, 2023


Thanks to all the early birds who have already registered.  Now that it is getting close the rest of us need to take the plunge.

entries close: February 10, 2023 23:59 (Melbourne Australia) 
1701, 2023

Doncaster venue monthly Pentathlon on growth projectory

Be sure to check out the videos on our Facebook page

Doncaster is growing in popularity, with 27 athletes there 17/1/23, and 40 who have attended so far this month. Of the 27, 14 participated in the pentathlon, […]

1301, 2023

WMA Cross Country Championships at Bathurst  RELAY ENTRY

AMA encourages all athletes who are entering to consider the relay events.

Athletes wishing to run a relay event on Saturday (18th February), in addition to their event on Sunday (19th February), must enter the name of their […]

612, 2022

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 […]

612, 2022

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 […]

1911, 2022

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 […]

1811, 2022

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

Obviously most […]

1811, 2022

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 been appointed as the Manager for the AMA team competing at the World Masters Indoor […]

1811, 2022

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 and Panels.  The VMA committee would like to congratulate them all on their successful appointments. […]

1411, 2022


Click here for details on entry requirements, uniform, registrations, spectator tickets

411, 2022



Combined World Athletics & World Masters CC championship
Bathurst NSW 18-19 Feb 2023

Together with World Athletics, The World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23 and World Masters Athletics have reached a historic agreement to host the World Masters Athletics […]

2710, 2022

New member promotion for 2023 and other changes
EARLY BIRD membership for 2023 opens  1/11/22
The VMA committee has made the following changes.

  1. New members to join for $10 in their first year with the VMA
  2. Promotion for existing members introducing new members
  3. Second year members […]
2710, 2022

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 performances achieved anywhere in an AMA approved competition.

2710, 2022

AMA Oceania press release 2023

2023 Oceania Masters Athletics Championships will be held in Saipan, Northern Marianas from 22nd of June to the 26th of June 2023

1910, 2022

AMA News  October 2022

3009, 2022

Casey Fields – Browne Shield winners for 2022

A tremendous team performance and participation by Casey Fields members to take out the Browne Shield for  2022. 

Our newest venue has shown us what can be done when participation is the focus. It’s what the VMA is all about. […]

1009, 2022

VRWC & VMA Championships

Sunday 18th September 2022, Mentone

Venue:  Mentone athletic Track, Dolomore Reserve, Queen Street, Mentone
VRWC & VMA Championships: For these events, online entries only accepted and close Wednesday 11.59pm
VRWC non championship events: For these events, online entries only are accepted and close Wednesday […]

2707, 2022

AMA 2022 Marathon Championship results
The Victorian masters members 2022 AMA marathon results.
Caroline MacDonald Victoria 3:53:48 2nd
Antony Rickards Victoria 2:43:58 2nd
Grant Simpson Victoria 2:44:44 3rd
Justin Murphy Victoria 2:54:35 4th
Michael Eury Victoria 2:40:11 1st
George Dyer Victoria 3:44:26 2nd
Christopher Worsnop Victoria 5:27:54 1st

Click here
for full […]

2007, 2022

EOI Team Manager for 2023 WMA Indoor Championship

Expression of Interest for the position of Team Manager WMA Indoor Championships Torun Poland  25th – 31st  March 2023 now open.

The closing date for  applications for Australian Team Manager for World Masters Indoor Championship in Torun 2023  NOW closes […]

2007, 2022

The latest AMA Newsletter – June 2022 is now available

1907, 2022

Browne Shield competition after round 3
On Sunday 17 July another  large field fronted to Braeside park in less than ideal conditions to run the annual Eric Greaves Memorial 1o km Road Race and VMA 10km RR Championship.   
The individual results can be found results and records […]

1607, 2022

Eric Greaves 10km Road Race start List

 A great strong field with 29 women and 51 men entered. Click below link to view list



607, 2022

2022 Age Graded Calculator now available

The proposed new  WMA  Age Graded Calculator (2022) is now available on the  website.  Go to the  Results/Records section to access vi this website.

You can go directly to it here

507, 2022

World Championships update  4/7/22

the following information has been provided courtesy of Graham Ford (manager at Doncaster venue).

These are currently underway in Tampere, Finland.  Current medalists are:

 Congratulations to Andrew Jamieson with two golds in the M75 walks, […]

2606, 2022

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 […]

1706, 2022

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   […]

2205, 2022

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 […]

2105, 2022

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 […]
1805, 2022

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

905, 2022

Wed  11/5 Entries close 11:59pm for 3km track  championship at  Duncan Mckinnon Reserve
Link to registration 
There are 24 entries so far  (midday Monday  9/5):
Casey Fields  4,  Coburg 1,  Collingwood  2,  Croydon 1, East Burwood 2,   Eastern Masters 1, Geelong 1, […]

905, 2022
50th Anniversary Polos 
50th Anniversary Polos will be on Sale at the AGM for the regular price of $40.
Any remaining stock will be available online from Monday 16 May until all sold out also at $40.
205, 2022
Browne Shield new inclusive scoring system  
– It is all about participation!

All members who run in the Browne Shield during the winter will score points for their venue

FIRST event Tuesday 17 May 10km Track at Collingwood Link to registration  […]

2004, 2022

The “Winter inter-venue track challenge”
is on again back at it’s usual time.

Organised by Doncaster Venue at the re-laid track at
Tom Kelly Athletics Track Doncaster

Sunday 19th June 2022 […]

1904, 2022

VMA 3000 Metre track championship
Location:Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, cnr North Road and Murrumbeena Road
Report in by: 10:30 am

Start: 11:00 am

1204, 2022

Note: Shield points are awarded for each age group

2303, 2022

1003, 2022


As in previous years the VMA provide volunteers to assist the AV officials in delivering events at the Vic Masters Track and Field Championships
If you can contribute some time to ensure  the smooth running of one of the major events on the VMA calendar it […]
2302, 2022

RESULTS NOW PUBLISHED  -Go to Results  section of the website then select “Recent results 2012>>               or click HERE

Thanks to all those that came  along and supported our members competeing in the Bradford Sheehan T&F pentathlon championship 2022  held at […]

1802, 2022

Last chance to register for:

VMA Bradford Sheehan T&F Pentathlon Championship

Sunday 6 March 2022

Duncan McKinnon Reserve Athletics Track 819-821 […]

1102, 2022

VMA Throws Pentathlon Championship Sunday 27 March 2022

Location: Duncan Mackinnon Athletic Track 
10am start for the first group
Registered here

Interstate or overseas master’s athletes are welcome […]
1002, 2022

Link to the    AMA February 2022 newsletter

  • WORLD MASTERS RANKINGS membership extended for 2022
  • Update on 2022 AMA NATIONALS in Brisbane
  • AMA Awards nominees list for 2021
  • Latest Australian records
1002, 2022

On 17th February 2022 the Frankston Peninsula venue cordially invites all Masters Athletes to help celebrate the auspicious occasion with its members on this memorable night, if possible.

The inaugural manager Rex Chugg formed the venue at Ballam Park in […]
902, 2022

VMA 50th Anniversary registration is now open
The afternoon includes catered luncheon and anniversary events.
Sunday 6th March 2022 noon to 4pm
Featuring: lunch, anniversary events, 50th celebration
102, 2022

VMA Bradford Sheehan T&F Pentathlon Championship

Sunday 6 March 2022

Duncan McKinnon Reserve Athletics Track 819-821 North Rd, Murrumbeena

Register at:
3101, 2022

Registration now open

Click here to to go to the registration site

The Melbourne Track Classic is being held at Lakeside from 5pm on Saturday 19th March.

As a result the timetable for the Victorian Masters T&F Championships has been reversed. What […]

3101, 2022
Victorian race walker 49 year old Kelly Ruddick broke the W45 5km Walk WR  Saturday 29/01/2022 clocking 23:14:48 for the distance.
Starting off lapping at 1:55:57 winding up all the way finishing off with a last lap of 1:42.
Kilometre splits of 4.48, 4.47, 4.41, 4.33, 4.24.
A truly […]
3101, 2022

CHEMIST WAREHOUSE signs partnership with Athletics Australia for  2022

Athletics Australia has announce a 12-month partnership with powerhouse pharmacy retailer Chemist Warehouse.


Click here for  More on AA sponsorship with Chemist Warehouse


1801, 2022



The special promotion for the 50th Anniversary Polo Shirt concludeds at 11:59PM on 31/1/22.

However the 50th Anniversary Polo Shirt will still be available from 1/2/22 but at the regular price of $40.

It is now only available through the VMA merchandise site.
click Here […]

501, 2022


Registration for the 2022 Championships is now open, and the final closing date for receipt of entries will be 7th March 2022.

Register Here

Entry fees and other fees are as follows:

  • $60 “early-bird’ admin fee for those who […]
2112, 2021

Congratulations to all VMA members who completed the 2021  Melbourne Marathon, which is also the VMA Marathon Championship.

Among the results were some outstanding performances including the following Melbourne Marathon overall age group positions across the line:

  • Vick Thompson   2nd    W75
  • […]
912, 2021

As at 9/12/21 the following records on the VMA website have been reviewed and  updated:

  • Victorian Masters multi event records
  • Victorian Masters records
  • Australian world records
  • Australian championship records
  • Australian indoor records
  • AMA multi event records

Fo directly to records page:

2911, 2021


Fifteenth John Gosbell 5000 m

Fifty runners from seven venues and the Gosbell family ran in the Jhn Gosbell 500m on the 25th November. Thanks very much to all the people at East Burwood who worked hard to make it a special event.

Pramesh […]

2811, 2021

2811, 2021

Shepparton Athletics Club is promoting Masters Athletics as an entry point into their club.

Great idea. Other clubs could consider it. 30+ fitness is potentially a huge market.

511, 2021

Vic Masters Instagram account  launched 5/11/21.

Instagram account: mastersathleticsvic

511, 2021

World rankings website

Reminder to members the AMA has a membership of the World Rakings Websitewhich means all VMA members can access the rankings and also lodge performances as per the guidelines.

The site can be accessed at:

111, 2021


Registration for the 2022 Championships opens from 3rd January 2022, and the final closing date for receipt of entries will be 7th March 2022.

At this stage the intent is to maintain the 2020 entry fees, which are $60 “early-bird’ admin […]

1010, 2021

The AMA website now has copies of the  Veterans Athlete newspapers edited by our very own Mike Hall  from 1986-1992.

Some great history of our members are hidden away in the issues.  The December 1987 issue is particularly interesting with commentary and results of the World title held in Melbourne.

Link to […]

3009, 2021

2022 membership renewal now open

In 2022 we are celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Masters (initially Victorian Veterans until 2002). To celebrate we are offering a commemorative polo shirt  for  $10 at time of registration. Those who register prior to 1/1/22 will have their names on the back of the […]

2409, 2021

Mike and Penny Hall – 7 News feature

7 News interview billed as: “Australia’s fittest retirees are powering through lockdown”