East Burwood Masters

East Burwood Masters 2018-09-23T15:52:46+00:00

Bill Sewart Athletics Track

400 metre polyurethane track which offers full facilities for all track and field events and is marked in accordance with IAAF requirements. A first class pitch suitable for senior and junior soccer.

Everyone Welcome

Victorian Masters Athletics (VMA) hosts track and field events every week at a number of venues throughout Victoria. We cater for all levels of fitness for adults ranging from 30 years to 85+. If you can walk, you qualify! It’s a friendly environment that encourages participation and keeping fit/active.

Our East Burwood venue (Bill Sewart Athletics Track, behind Nunawading Basketball Stadium, Burwood Highway) hosts events every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, followed by supper.

The current program for East Burwood is available for download below. It includes throwing field events as well as sprint races, middle distance, and walking races.

You are welcome to come and participate free for two weeks before joining VMA. As a member of VMA you can participate in events at any of the venues for a very low cost (under $5 anytime you attend!)

Get in touch with us today, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Location

Located in the beautiful South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

Bill Sewart Athletics Track
East Burwood Reserve
Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151

Opening Hours     19:00 – 21:00  THU

Contact Us

VENUE MANAGER    Chris Worsnop

MOB        0403 910 183
EMAIL    EastBurwood@VicMastersAths.org.au

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Exercise Safely

If you have a medical condition, are overweight, are aged over 40 years or haven’t exercised regularly in a long time, it is recommended that you see your doctor for a medical check-up before starting any new exercise program.

Info at vic.gov.au

Info at abc.net.au

Upcoming Events

27th September 2018
Football Themed Night!

Dress in your favourite football team colours
Special football themed supper
Bring family and friends for a fun night!

Inter-Venue Event

The Doug Orr 880 yards Inter-venue Final
at East Burwood Venue (Bill Sewart Athletic Track, Burwood Hwy)
on Thursday 11th October at 7:10 pm
A Self Handicap Event
Each runner estimates his/her time for 880 yards (slightly longer than 800 m). There will be an entry sheet for you to record this.
Your handicap, that is the time at which you will start after the starting gun, will be 5.30 minus your estimated time. For example, if you think that you will run 3:10, then you will start 2:20 after the gun is fired. So if everyone runs his/her estimated time everyone will finish together.
However, you must not run 4 seconds or more than your estimated time. So anyone who finishes under 5:26 on the stop watch will be eliminated.
The winner of the handicap is thus first across the line, but not before 5:26 on the stop watch.
RUNNERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WEAR OR CARRY ANY SORT OF TIMING DEVICE. Spectators are not permitted to call times. The track clock will be switched off after the last runner has started.
Four runners from each Victorian Masters venue are invited to compete.
The placings of the finishers who are not eliminated will be added for team scores. The scores of the first three runners from each venue will be added to make that venue’s team score. The winning team is the one with the lowest score.
Runners are expected to wear their venue colours.
Medals will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd individual placegetters.
The Team trophy will be presented to the winning team.
OTHER EVENTS ON THE NIGHT STARTING AT 7.00 PM: 60m, shot put NOD, 1000m walk handicap, 100m , 2000 or 4000m run or walk, 300m NOT
If there are any queries regarding this event don’t hesitate to contact me.
Good Luck, Christopher Worsnop
VMA East Burwood Venue Manager
christopher.worsnop@austin.org.au 0403 910 183

PDF with details

Current Program

EB Masters Programme Jul to Sep 2018 (pdf)

EB Masters Programme Oct to Dec 2018 (pdf)

if you are unable to attend when rostered on could you please swap with another. Thank you.

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Supporting Documentation

Track Wrap

Multi-talented (20/9/2018)
Jess Dux won all three sprints. She showed her versatility when, with the timer not available for the 150 metres, she used a smart phone to time herself — without falling over. Mel Bissett had one of her best throws in winning the discus handicap and Janet Holmes made a well judged run to win the 880 yards.

Warming up (13/9/2018)
Jess Dux and Paul Durrant were in top sprint form in the spring weather. Geoff Wheeler and Michelle Quan both excelled in the 4,000 metres. Annette Pelgrim, in Malaga for the World Championships, came 5th in the B division of the 5000 metres.

Hardy locals (6/9/2018)
With several regulars in Malaga in the Costa del Sol for the World Championships there were still good performances at home. Stephen Day had clear wins in the 300 and 600 metres runs. Chris Worsnop had placings in the 60 metres,100 metres and 600 metre runs, won the 600 metre walk, and finished with a fine win in the 4,000 metres championship.