East Burwood Masters

East Burwood Masters 2018-03-23T21:03:53+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 try-out 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.

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

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Supporting Documentation

Track Wrap

Light of Day (22/3/2018) 

Stephen Day had a fine win in the 3k handicap and the fastest time of a strong field. His 5k runs every Saturday morning at the Mullum Mullum parkrun are paying off. There was a great contest in the annual Pentathlon covering shot put, javelin, discus, long jump and 200 metres, with Toni Matters winning narrowly from Paul Durrant.

Passing of another great at 90 (15/3/2018)

Frank Tutchener was up with Australia’s best marathon runners 60 years ago,. He won Victorian and South Australian titles and a best time of  2 hours 35. Work commitments forced him out for 25 years but he then became a force in masters running. Frank ran and then walked until he could do no more. He carried on with official roles including starter. Sadly missed by all.
Allan Wood is into his eighties but only took up running as Frank was slowing. He ran extremely well to win the hotly contested final of the Gwen Davidson 100 metres handicap series from Gordon Onley and Lloyd Nicholls.

Treasured memory (8/3/2018)
The final of the Gwen Davidson 100 metres series will be hotly contested at East Burwood  this week. Gwen who died 18 months ago was a once-in-a-life-time athlete. The report on the 1987 World Veterans Games in Melbourne began with:

“Day one got away to a good start. Mildura high jumper Gwen Davidson set a world record in the womens’ 65 event. She cleared 1.22 metres adding 10 cm to the mark…Davidson resumed athletics only 10 weeks ago after a lapse of 50 years.”
Gwen still holds 11 Australian records in the 70, 75 and 80 age groups including 100 metres, long jump, high jump, shot put, hammer and pentathlon.