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 […]
Inaugural Victorian Masters 30+ Athletics Gift
Sunday April 16th 2023 at Doncaster’s “Tom Kelly” Athletics Track (from 10am)
Victorian Masters Athletics (VMA) is pleased to present the inaugural […]
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”. […]
AMA Track & Field Championships – SYDNEY
March 10 – March 13
at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic centre
Championship website https://sydney2023.com.au/
AMA News February 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.
Doncaster venue monthly Pentathlon on growth projectory
Be sure to check out the videos on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/doncastermasters
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Click here for details on entry requirements, uniform, registrations, spectator tickets
VMA Championship marathon results for 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 […]
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.
- New members to join for $10 in their first year with the VMA
- Promotion for existing members introducing new members
- Second year members […]
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.
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
AMA News October 2022
Waratah Sept 2022
Newsletter of NSW Masters Aths
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. […]
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 […]
Browne Shield Age graded results after round 3
Individual Browne Shield % Age scores after round 3 – Female
Individual Browne Shield % Age scores after round 3 – Male
The race results can be found in the results and records section of […]
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
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 […]
The latest AMA Newsletter – June 2022 is now available
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 […]
Eric Greaves 10km Road Race start List
A great strong field with 29 women and 51 men entered. Click below link to view list
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
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]|
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
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, […]
– 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 […]
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 […]
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
Note: Shield points are awarded for each age group
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 […]
Last chance to register for:
VMA Bradford Sheehan T&F Pentathlon Championship
Sunday 6 March 2022
Duncan McKinnon Reserve Athletics Track 819-821 […]
VMA Throws Pentathlon Championship Sunday 27 March 2022
Location: Duncan Mackinnon Athletic Track
10am start for the first group
|Interstate or overseas master’s athletes are welcome […]|
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
- 2022 WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS TAMPERE, FINLAND
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.
Sunday 6th March 2022 noon to 4pm
Featuring: lunch, anniversary events, 50th celebration
VMA Bradford Sheehan T&F Pentathlon Championship
Sunday 6 March 2022
Duncan McKinnon Reserve Athletics Track 819-821 North Rd, Murrumbeena
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 […]
|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 […]
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
SPECIAL PROMOTION CONCLUDED ON 31 JANUARY 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 […]
Registration for the 2022 Championships is now open, and the final closing date for receipt of entries will be 7th March 2022.
Entry fees and other fees are as follows:
- $60 “early-bird’ admin fee for those who […]
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
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:https://vicmastersaths.org.au/records-2/
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.
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.
Vic Masters Instagram account launched 5/11/21.
Instagram account: mastersathleticsvic
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: https://mastersrankings.com
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mike and Penny Hall – 7 News feature
7 News interview billed as: “Australia’s fittest retirees are powering through lockdown”