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Official Newsletter of NSW Masters Athletics

The Waratah


November 2017

Jill T ay lo r



AMA Winter Throws Championships

Meet record holder discus, weight throw, javelin Felikss Jekabsons M90

with his daughter, Daina Sander W45.



Position Name Phone Email

President Mark Johnston 0419 914 915 [email protected] Vice President Audrey Muscat 0434 233 514 [email protected] Hon. Secretary Stuart Paterson 0417 042 003 [email protected] Treasurer Anatoly Kirievsky 0413 710 216 [email protected] Registrar Gabi Watts 0409 313 667 [email protected] Records Peter Murray 0437 888 564 [email protected] Uniforms Belinda Wescott 0438 278 360 [email protected] Publi’y/com/website Donna Hiscox 0414 767373 [email protected] Editor Margaret Walker 0422 936 020 [email protected] Track Rep Janet Naylon 0418 655 170 [email protected]

Field Rep Stuart Gyngell 0415 249 088 [email protected] Distance Rep Jill Taylor 0409 607 384 [email protected] Walks Rep Anne Weekes 0428 923 372 [email protected]

Our deepest sympathy to Garry, their son Ethan and family.

Vale Cheri Womsley

Cheri was a past NSWMA athlete herself and wife of Garry, former AMA Board Director, NSWMA committee

member and NSW Team

Manager. She had battled much illness over the past few years and had been in hospital receiving treatment for an infection.

In the early hours of October 10th Cheri suffered a heart attack.

She slipped away the following day.



he summer season is under way again with masters athletes making their pres- ence felt at the State Relays and elsewhere in ANSW events such as Treloar Shield. Although NSWMA itself did not field many teams, most masters competed for their local club and were able to participate. See report later by Janet Naylon. An interesting

development also is the Beachletics held back in late September. Beach sprinting has been part of the Surf Lifesaving culture for many years and one of our mem- bers, Russel Foy,

sadly no longer with us, was a top beach sprinter back in the 1950s. Surf Lifesaving applied for it to be a

demonstration event at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics but were unsuccessful though they did hold their championships at Torquay to coincide with the Olympics.

On the long weekend in October we again held the AMA Winter Throws at Beaton Park in Wollongong. This was another successful running of the event thanks to Stuart Gyngell, Adriana Van Bockel and Jill Taylor, ably assisted by Athletics Wollongong volunteers and some ANSW officials. See Stuart’s report in this newsletter.

Some time back Athletics NSW advised us that the masters state titles for 2018 would be held at Blacktown. With some doubt about the

state of the facility there, we undertook a site inspection and reported a number of concerns to ANSW, which were then relayed to Blacktown.

They have agreed to rectify those issues and consequently the championships will be held at Blacktown on 3-4 March 2018.

The AMA national championships will be in Perth starting on April 26 2018 and intending athletes should note some changes to the program as agreed to at the recent AMA AGM. More international championships are on the horizon with the Oceania Masters Athletics being held in Dunedin NZ on 20 -27 January 2018, clos- ing date 8 December 2017.

The masters world championships will be in Malaga, Spain in September 2018 with a closing date of 15 July 2018 so plenty of time to start preparations.

Just a reminder that through the AMA and the Perth2016 organising committee there are funds in a trust that states can apply for. Thus far we have had a couple of suggestions from

members but none that we felt we could put for- ward. If you have any ideas for making a claim on these funds which would be of significant benefit to NSW masters athletes please let the committee know.

Best of luck in the coming season, Mark


The Presidential Address






Club Champs and State Mul-

tis SOPAC 2 -3 Dec 2017

Allcomers Campbelltown 9 Dec

Treloar Shield #6 SOPAC 16 Dec

Allcomers + Albie Thomas Bankstown 23 Dec

Treloar Shield #7 SOPAC 6 Jan 2018

AMA Hep and Decathlon Bendigo, Victoria 6-7 Jan Illawarra Track Challenge Wollongong 13 Jan Allcomers + NSW 10 000 Newcastle 13 Jan

Hunter Tack Classic Hunter 20 Jan

Allcomers SOPAC 21 Jan

Country Championships Wollongong 26-28 January Oceania Masters Champs Dunedin 20-27 January

NSW Open Champs SOPAC 2-4 February

Australian Open Champs Gold Coast 15-18 February

Allcomers TBC 17 February

Allcomers Bansktown 24 February

NSW Masters Champs Blacktown 3-4 March

Allcomers SOPAC 10 March

Allcomers TBC 24 March

AMA Nationals Perth 26-29 April

WMA Champs Malaga, Spain Malaga, Spain

4-16 September


Janet Naylon, UTS


he summer season started at the beach for some!

In conjunction with Athletics NSW and Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club, the second edition of Beachletics was held at Shelly Beach, Central Coast on 23 September 2017.

Dave Smith of Mingara AC (formerly UTS Norths) is a beach sprinter and track athlete and the brains behind this event. He wanted to bring the two sports together and what better way than to run a timed ath- letics meet on the beach to start the summer season?

Most people know Stuart and I enjoy running on the sand, though it is normally uphill, so it will probably come as no surprise that we went to the inaugural car- nival last year and returned again to start this season.

The carnival has events for ages ranging from Under

8 through to 60+ with distances ranging from 70m through to 2km, a 4x90m relay and the traditional beach flag events.

The Shelly Beach SLSC set up a 6 lane track for all events under 200m, while the 500m, 1km and 2km races were at the water’s edge with poles set 500m apart. The last event, in a sep- arate area, was the for beach flags. This really was a cross between the two sports.

Dave Smith said, “In addition to the Cen- tral Coast clubs, surf clubs were represented from the far North Coast, Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra while athletics club members came from Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter and Cessnock. All saying they would bring more club members next year.”

It is a fun event albeit hard work running on the sand. The numbers in the junior and opens events were good but disappointing in the masters events so I would encourage everyone to mark this one in their diary for next year and give it a go!

I also officiated doing: athlete check-in, some data entry and running of start lists to the various locations, which was more of a work-out than my 70m sprint :)

Photo caption – W50+ medallists - Janet Naylon (silver) and Gianna Mogentale (gold) Results at this link - http://www.nswathletics.

org.au/Results/beachletics-4 Photo supplied by Gianna Mogentale, IBS



2017 Athletics NSW - State Relays

Janet Naylon photo by Stuart Paterson

Bronwyn Kelaher, Monique Perry, Jackie Bezuidenhout, Stephanie Markos, Janet Naylon, Alice Bohdan, Deborah Drennan, Kylie Wickes and Maria Cimino .


lthough it was wet and windy this year’s State Relays was a great weekend of racing at Homebush. 40 clubs competed with teams ranging in age from U14 to 240+. It was the big- gest athletics meet of the year and great fun to be involved with.

NSWMA entered two teams in the 120+

4x100m and the 160+ 4x200m with Margaret Walker, Tracey Grozdanis, Greer Calabro and Anne Weekes. They took silver and bronze in 61.42s and 2:08.81 respectively- great effort!

I hear the ladies enjoyed themselves and com- pared stories about their clubs not having enough athletes to field teams.

Four highlights for me, in no particular order, were firstly organising the NSWMA teams and seeing them achieve success. A second was being part of the dominant UTS Norths Women’s group which won gold medals in all the events they contested with two championship records.

Anchored by Jay Stone in just one of his ten relay legs over the weekend, the Men’s 120+ 4x400 was won by Armidale with a great come-from-behind. Jay has done amazing things with athletics in Armidale and this year he had a record 50 athletes making up 40 teams competing at the Championships.

My last highlight was another nail biting finish in the Women’s 160+ 4x400 where Norths were leading early and Blue Mountains moved to the lead on the third leg. Julie

Forster, a classy 400m runner from BMA (W55) took the baton with at least a 20m lead and Monique Perry, a 100/200 runner from UTN (W40), set out to chase her. Monique closed a little in the back straight and then a little bit more off the bend. Julie lifted and so did Monique. They crossed the line together and it seemed like an eternity till the result was announced - Norths by 3/100ths!!!


Janet Naylon photo by Stuart Paterson CLUB UTS Norths GOLD 14 SILVER 7 BRONZE

Mingara 8 3 6

Hills 6 4 4

Athletics East 5 1 1

Illawong Revesby 3 2

Armidale 1 2 1

Illawarra Blue

Stars 1 1 3

Balmain 1 1 1

Girraween 1 1

Ryde 1

Sydney Pacific 4 3

Sydney Uni 2

Blue Mountains 2


Asics West 1 1

Sutherland 1 1

Camden 1

Rejoov Runners 1

Mounties 1

Randwick Botany 1



22nd AMA Winter Throws Championships

30 September - 2 October 2017 Kerryn McCann Athletics Centre Wollongong



he 22nd AMA Winter Throws Champion- ships were again conducted at the Kerryn McCann Athletics Centre, Wollongong over the traditional long weekend period of Saturday September 30th to Monday October 2nd. Once again, we were blessed with blue skies and warm conditions, although a little bit windy on the Saturday!

The meet was again conducted by NSW Mas- ters Athletics in conjunction with the home club, Athletics Wollongong, and gratitude is extended to the AW President, Michael McLelland, and his team of volunteers for all their help over the weekend. We were also fortunate to be assisted by officials from Athletics NSW and special

thanks goes to Ann Grimm who acted as Field Referee for the meet and efficiently organised her team of officials. The organisers would also like to extend their thanks to Destination Wol- longong, Wollongong City Council and the staff of Beaton Park Leisure Centre for their help and generosity in staging this event again at Kerryn McCann Athletics Centre.

A total of 65 throwers entered the Cham- pionships. This was composed of 45 NSW, 8 ACT, 5 QLD, 2 TAS, 2 VIC, 1 WA athlete as well as 1 international athlete from Sri Lanka. The age groups of both Male (39) and Female (26) athletes ranged from the age groups of M30- 90 and W30-80 and the organisers were very encouraged by the great spread of ages and abilities amongst the athletes who attended.

Ph ot os J ill T ay lo r



Report, Results and Records Day 1 - Individual Events


ay 1 opened with bright, sunny but also windy weather in almost an exact replica of last year. The gusting wind was to make life interesting for the Javelin and Discus throwers as well as Adriana van Bockel who was kept busy with bacon blowing off the BBQ!

In the Hammer throw, the standout competitor in the Men was Ricard Meiring (M40) who threw 51.82m with the 16lb ham- mer. Jim Fassolis (M50 - 44.64m) and Paul Olsson (M60 - 44.00m) also threw very well to win their age groups. In the Women, Melis- sa Holohan (now Melissa Kierath after just getting married - Con- gratulations, Mel!!) had a great throw with the 4kg hammer of 46.72m in the W30 competition.

In Shot, Todd Davey (M50) had the furthest throw of the day of 13.40m in the Men’s category while Kelly Hunter (W40) threw 11.27m to break the meet record in the W40’s.

Discus probably saw the biggest battle of the day in the M50 divi- sion as the current

Australian record holder, Todd Davey, went head-to-head with the current World Champion, Martin Harland. Both fought hard in the gusting wind and the lead changed several times. Fi- nally, after both broke the meet record, Martin Harland prevailed with a throw of 50.47m. In other categories, Sharyn Dickson

(W30 - 36.67m) and Tom Gravestock (M60 - 45.55m) both broke meet records to win.

Mention should also go to our Sri Lankan guest, Gamini Ranasinghe (M65), who won the first of his two blue ribbons, throwing 24.57m in

the discus.

Finally, we should acknowledge the efforts of Felikss Jekabsons (M90). Felikss, formerly of QLD but now living in NSW, had to have his left leg amputated below the knee some months ago but returned to competition at these Champi- onships to ‘clean up’ the M90 age group and set new meet records in several events!

In Javelin, Michael Day (M30 - 42.57m) and Chris White (M45 - 40.62) both threw over 40m with Michael’s performance being a new meet record. Kelly Hunter was the furthest of the Women with a throw of 26.66m in the W40’s.

In the Weight, Ricard Mei- ring (M40 - 16.92m) once again came to the fore with a new meet record. Todd Davey (M50 - 16.06m), Melissa Holohan (W30 - 14.79m) and Gabi Watts

(W50 - 13.24m) also

had quality throws to win their respective events.

To wrap up the day, the demonstration event of Weight for Distance was once again of- fered to the athletes. This is an event which has been adapted for Athletics from the Highland Games event of the same name by NSWMA and AW Throwers.

It consists of throwing a lighter Heavy Weight one-handed from the Discus circle. It again proved popular with 13 athletes taking the opportunity to compete in the event. Nine meet records were set with the two 60 year-olds,

Gavin Murray (M60 - 18.04m) and Jill Taylor (W60 - 17.48m) pulling out the biggest throws of the day.

9 Melissa Holohan

Gamini Ranasinghe


Day 2 - Throws Pentathlon


eatherwise, Day 2 was even better as the temperature rose slightly and the wind died away to a gentle zephyr.

The standout head-to-head battle came in the W55 age group as Christine Shaw and Sharon Gibbins battled it out for su-

premacy. It all came down to the final Weight event and Sharon was able gain the ascendency and win with a points total of 3216 to Christine’s 3153. The best overall scores in the Wom- en’s age groups went to the unopposed older ladies, Mary Thomas (W70 - 3741 points) and Jan Banens (W75 - 3648 points).

In the men, the battle royale was between Paul Olsson, Gavin Murray and Tom Grave- stock in the M60 age group.

The lead changed hands sever- al times as each athlete played to their strengths but, in the end, Paul was victorious (3443 points) from Gavin (3337 points) and Tom (3282 points).

The man with the greatest point score however was Ron Simcock (M80) who threw consistently well to gain 3745 points.

In the evening, the AMA Winter Throws Championships Dinner was held at the Outback Jack’s Restaurant in Wollongong with approximately 36 athletes and their accompanying persons attending.

Day 3 - Heavy Weight

Pentathlon + Super Heavy Weights (56lb, 100lb)


ursing aches and pains from the previ- ous two days of competition, athletes approached probably the most difficult day of

competition and the tempera- ture soared even higher!

In the Heavy Weight Pentath- lon, it was again Ricard Meiring (M40) who came to the fore as he broke the previous record by 700 points to set a new meet and Australian record of 4668 points Along the way, Ricard’s throw of 10.49m in the 56lb Weight also broke the individual M40 meet record by nearly 2 me- tres! Ron Simcock (M80 - 4291 points), Todd Davey (M50 - 4160 points) and Althea Mackie (W45 - 4138 points) also

excelled in their age groups and posted substantial scores.

The battle of the day came in the W55 age group between Deb Engeler (2462 points) and Narelle Messerle (2642 points) as they matched one another in the latter rounds. Narelle came out victorious as she was able to post better throws with the light- er weights.

In other Women’s age groups, Mary Thomas (M70 - 3799 points), Jill Taylor (W60 - 3595 points) and Melissa Holahan (W30 - 3501 points) also per- formed well. In the men, Paul Olsson (M60 - 3875 points) and Robert Clark (M55 - 3676 points) also had significant scores.

Deb Engeler

Ron Simcock



The final events consisted of the two Super Heavy Weights - the 56lb Weight and 100lb Weight and, surprisingly after 2½ days of rugged competition, there were several meet and Aus- tralian records set.

In the Women, Althea Mackie (W45) ex- celled by breaking meet records in both events, throwing 4.74m in the 56lb Weight and 2.19m in the 100lb Weight. There

were also meet records from Melissa Holahan (W30 - 5.01m) and Mary Thomas (W70 - 2.58m) in the 56lb Weight.

However, it was with the Men that the sparks really flew. In the 56lb Weight, Michael Day (M30) set a meet and Australian record of 7.90m and in the 100lb Weight,

Todd Davey’s throw of 4.43m was more than enough to break the M50 Austra- lian record. There was another meet record to Michael Day (M30 - 4.16m) in the

100lb Weight as well as to Jamie Muscat (M40) who posted the longest

throw of the day - 4.92m - to fall just centimetres short of the Australian record.


Athletes of the Meet


he Male and Female

Athlete of the Meet awards were very closely contested affairs.

In the men, there was only a hair’s breadth separating Todd Davey and

Ricard Meiring - each has been mentioned sev- eral times in this report. The award went to Todd Davey for his consistently high quality perfor-

mances across all the events.

In the Women it was a three-way

contest between Melissa Holahan, Kelly Hunter and Althea Mackie and any one of them would have been a worthy recipient. The award went to Kelly Hunter who competed at a high level in every event and went throughout the weekend undefeated.

What to Expect in 2018


ext year, the LOC is thinking of making a few changes to the order of events in order to provide more op- portunity for athletes to excel at the events on offer. This would mainly involve swapping the first two days around and conducting one of the Super Heavy Weight throws after the Throws Pentathlons on the Saturday.

This may inconvenience some athetes and we are keen keen to hear feedback

before we set this change in concrete. We also plan to hold the Weight for Distance event next year as a fully fledged event as part of the AMA Winter Throws Champion- ships. It is our view that, over the coming years, this event should become a regular event in Masters Athletics throwing.

Finally, we also plan to move the Championships din- ner from Sunday to Saturday evening with the hope of attracting even more people to the event and avoid the clash with the NRL Grand Final.

Kelly Hunter Jill Taylor

Todd Davey Ann Grimm





s Convenor and Meet Director of the event, I must acknowledge that this event could not have been conducted without the help of many key people and my thanks go out to them - in particular, the other members of the LOC: Jill Taylor, who was responsible for remembering and organising everything that I had forgotten, and Adriana van Bockel, who ensured that the winners’ ribbons and merchandise was ordered and delivered in record time and who cooked up a storm on the BBQ each day.

There were also several other volunteers and officials who either worked behind the scenes to ensure that the Championships ran smoothly or in officiating, including Mark Johnston, Jayne Hardy, Jodie Sundstrom, Bob Banens, Maria Cimino and Sue Sundstrom.

Special mention must go however to two peo- ple: Ann Grimm, our chief official/referee, who officiated and co-ordinated our officials over the whole weekend in such a wonderful and low-key way; and Michael McLelland, the president of Athletics Wollongong, who probably worked the hardest of all of us over the 2½ days as he quietly went about set-up, officiating and pack-up in his own self-effacing way.

We are looking forward to hosting the AMA Winter Throws Championships once again in 2018, and would like to extend the invitation to all throwers to come and enjoy the summer weather of Wollongong over the October long weekend (September 30 - October 2, 2018).

Stuart Gyngell

AMA Winter Throws Championships LOC Convenor and Meet Director

Christine Shaw

Gavin Murray

Ricard Meiring 12



Ray Green,

founder of AMA Winter Throws Competitian Jayne Hardy hard at work

Matthew Cooper


AMA has appointed

Flight Centre Sports and Events as its

The arrangement with

Flight Centre Sports and Events

enables members and their families to book specially prepared group travel packages, pre and post championship tours and/or to make their own private arrangements.

The preliminary Flight Centre Sports and Events accommodation packages for Oceania in Dunedin and Worlds in Malaga are now available. Please note additional Malaga packages for longer stays, apartments, tours and so forth are still being negotiated as many prices in Spain have not been finalised by the tourism operators for that time of year. Nationals packages to come.

To register your interest

, please see this page: http://fcsportsandevents.com.au/active/run/aus- tralian-masters-athletics/ and click on the relevant event.

Check this Flight Centre website regularly for updates and flight specials.

AMA will receive

a rebate on all bookings

(team-related and personal) and this additional revenue stream will assist in keeping levies and fees for members to a minimum. This rebate is only available when booking via the details supplied below and you must identify yourself as being from Australian Masters Athletics.

To make a booking through

Flight Centre Sports and Events


contact Anna Kearney or Julie Costa on 1300 220 293 and make sure you identify yourself as being from AMA

. The rebate is not available through Flight Centre shops or other avenues as they are different franchises so

please save these contact details


AMA Team Management

AMA has appointed the following managers:

Oceania Championships

20-27 January 2018, Dunedin, NZ

Hazel McDonnell ([email protected])

World Championships

4-16 September 2018, Malaga, Spain

Janet Naylon ([email protected]) Donna Hiscox ([email protected])

AMA Uniforms

If you are intending to compete at Dunedin for Oceania in January or head to Malaga next September then you need an AMA uniform, or if you have one consider buying an extra AMA singlet or two and shorts to swap or wear.

This will give you the opportunity to swap your gear for other national uniforms! See the AMA website for sizes and prices.





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26 - 29 April 2018

Western Australian Athletics Stadium, Floreat

Australian Masters

Athletics Championships Perth 2018


M Walker 15


Highland Muscle Audrey Muscat



he Highland Games is not only a great way to celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture, but the Heavy Events are a fun addition to off-season throws training. About a year ago Jamie and I joined Highland Muscle and started compet- ing in Highland Games Heavy Events. We were hooked from the first time we tossed the caber (it’s harder than it looks!). The heavy events traditionally consists of hammer throw, stone putt, weight for distance, weight for height and caber toss. Every now and then events such as sheaf toss, farmers walk and manhood stones are added into the mix to keep things interesting.

Recently there has been a couple of exciting Highland Games that have been held in Australia and New Zealand. At the Central Coast Scottish Spectacular, 5th November 2017, the Strongmen and women of Highland Muscle braved the rain, donned their kilts, and competed in the heavy events. This was the Heavyweight Events Aus- tralia Competiton. Cabers were tossed, stones and hammers were thrown and heavy weights hurled for distance and height. There were four NSWMA members in the field of competitors, Stephen Henry, Rodney Watson, Jamie Muscat and Melissa Kierath. Competition was fierce but Jamie managed the overall win, taking home the

Grand Champion trophy and also winning the 56lb heavy weight over bar. Stephen placed 3rd overall. Melissa Kierath was a stand out compet- itor, comfortably winning the Women’ s event.

The following weekend 11 November 2017, I competed in the Hororata Highland Games in New Zealand. This event is also the Oceania Heavyweight Championships for the Profession- al Male athletes. It was a great opportunity to watch some of the big guys in action, including Australia’s Scott Martin. I was the first woman from Australia to fly over for the competition and it was a strong group of ladies I was up against. I managed to place 2nd overall in the Womens event, which I was very pleased with.

The Highland Games Heavy Events is a true test of strength, power and technique and is an interesting addition to any thrower’ s training regime.

Murrray Irwin


Highland Muscle Team Scotland Forever

Rodney Watson throwing the Heavy Stone.

Melissa Kierath, Stone Putt Photos, Highland Muscle




Congratulations Heather Lee WORLD RECORD

3000m walk, W90 24:56:97

Heather will be part of the Queen’s Baton relay

in Penrith for the

2018 Commonwealth Games.

(Awaiting ratification.)

NSWMA is grateful to Athletics NSW for including the Masters Heptathlon in the State Multi’s for the first time this year. The event was added to the online registration from Friday 24 November. The Masters Decathlon has been available for some time and we are confi- dent that, the specifications for Masters Women being so much simpler than Masters men, the event will proceed smoothly.

All Masters women 40 and over run the 80m hurdles. Adjustments are made on the day in the same way as we have been doing at Treloar Shield.

Thank you, officials, for your patience.

Aside from the hurdles, women should note that 50+ have identical specifications to U16 women. Women from 40-49 are the same as the Open women and younger women compete with the Open women in all events.

Masters Women’s Heptathlon



Athlete Age Group Event Date Performance AR-WR

Noni Cooper W30 1500m 21-Jan-17 4:37.32

Cheryl Webb W40 3000m Walk 21-Jan-17 14:56.21

Leigh Bennett M30 200m 22-Jan-17 21.63 AR

Jay Stone M35 200m 22-Jan-17 21.96 AR

Aanika Milne W35 100m Hurdles 28-Jan-17 15.05

Anne Weekes W50 10000m Walk 11-Feb-17 1:05:30.33

Michael Laws M30 Pentathlon Throws 18-Feb-17 2124 points

Noni Cooper W30 Mile 04-Mar-17 5:05.07

Judith Kenyon W75 5000m Walk 04-Mar-17 40:47.66

Richard Hughes M85 100m 11-Mar-17 17.42

Richard Hughes M85 200m 11-Mar-17 36.93

Richard Hughes M85 800m 11-Mar-17 3:46.48

Anne Weekes W50 1500m Walk 11-Mar-17 8:35.59

Anne Weekes W50 10km Walk Road 24-Mar-17 60:11.00

Lenore Lambert W45 400m Hurdles 31-Mar-17 1:03.85 AR

Leigh Bennett M30 400m Hurdles 02-Apr-17 51.21

Michael Laws M30 Weight 56lb 09-Apr-17 8.16

Jamie Muscat M40 Weight 100lb 09-Apr-17 4.91

Jamie Muscat M40 Weight 56lb 09-Apr-17 9.16

Robert Clark M55 Pentathlon HW 09-Apr-17 3778 points

Gavin Murray M60 Weight 100lb 09-Apr-17 2.68

Anne Weekes W50 1500m Walk 25-Apr-17 8:32.15

Kerry Bray W70 10000m 27-Apr-17 57:50.45

Keith Bateman M60 10km Road 06-May-17 36:41

Gregory Smith M45 60 Meter Dash 09-Jun-17 7.44

David Riches M60 10000 Meter Run 09-Jun-17 35:41.52

Osmo Millridge M85 1500 Meter Race Walk 09-Jun-17 11:33.20

Richard Hughes M85 60 Meter Dash 09-Jun-17 10.71

Sharyn Dickson W30 1500 Meter Race Walk 09-Jun-17 10:59.20

Cheryl Webb W40 1500 Meter Race Walk 09-Jun-17 7:11.20

Kelly Hunter W40 Discus Throw 1kg 09-Jun-17 43.04

Kylie Strong W50 Long Jump 09-Jun-17 4.66

Judy Kenyon W75 1500 Meter Race Walk 09-Jun-17 12:24.20

John Gordon M70 High Jump 10-Jun-17 1.35

Richard Hughes M85 200m 10-Jun-17 35.13 AR

Cheryl Webb W40 5000 Meter Race Walk 10-Jun-17 24:52.98

Judy Kenyon W75 5000 Meter Race Walk 10-Jun-17 39:55.65

Nathan Smith, Darren Hughes, Matthew Lynch, Jay Stone M35 4x400m Relay 11-Jun-17 3:44.01 Ashley McMahon, John Minto, Nathan Smith, Darren Hughes M40 4x100m Relay 11-Jun-17 45.98

David Riches M60 5000 Meter Run 11-Jun-17 17:27.59

Osmo Millridge M85 200 Long Hurdles (68.6cm) 11-Jun-17 52.22 AR

Richard Hughes M85 400m 11-Jun-17 1:25.63 AR

Philippa Wight, Kylie Strong, Jackie Bezuidenhout, Gianna Mogentale W50 4x100m Relay 11-Jun-17 53.49 AR Lynda Douglass, Julie Forster, Diane O'Toole, Karen Douglas W55 4x100m Relay 11-Jun-17 1:03.81

Jason Keane M45 8k Run CC 12-Jun-17 29:18.00

David Riches M60 8k Run CC 12-Jun-17 29:03.00

Lenore Lambert W45 400m Hurdles 12-Jun-17 1:03.63 AR

Judy Kenyon W75 10km Walk Road 12-Jun-17 82:06.00

Ken Saunders M80 10km Road 01-Jul-17 1:25.59

Cheryl Webb W40 20km Walk Road 23-Jul-17 1:53:51

Anne Weekes W55 20km Walk Road 23-Jul-17 2:04:24

David Riches M60 10km Road 29-Jul-17 36:13

Gavin Murray M60 Weight 100lb 13-Aug-17 2.83

Gavin Murray M60 Weight 56lb 13-Aug-17 6.47

Margarita Jekobsen W80 Discus 26-Aug-17 8.03

Margarita Jekobsen W80 Javelin 26-Aug-17 6.49

Margarita Jekobsen W80 Weight 26-Aug-17 6.41

Ricard Meiring M40 Pentathlon HW 02-Oct-17 4668 points AR

Ricard Meiring M40 Weight 56lb 02-Oct-17 10.49m

Mary Thomas W70 Weight 100lb 02-Oct-17 1.31m

Mary Thomas W70 Weight 56lb 02-Oct-17 2.58m

David Riches M60 3000m 05-Oct-17 9:54.39

Anne Weekes W55 3000m Walk 07-Oct-17 17:17.18

Heather Lee W90 3000m Walk 23-Oct-17 24:56.97 WR

Anne Weekes W55 5000m Walk 24-Oct-17 29:10.05

Heather Lee W90 5000m Walk 24-Oct-17 42:36.49 WR

David Riches M60 5000m 26-Oct-17 17:01.39

NSWMA New Records 2017 Peter Murray, Records Officer


Training on Holidays (or Dining in EastErn EuropE )

Training commences Boxing Day.

Jogging around the aisles possible but not recommended.

Instead watch ‘Chariots of Fire’, ‘Unbroken’ or

‘Marathon Man’ on the inflight entertainment system.


There are the following Hazards to Avoid at the Track:

wolves, bears and vampires.

But Wonderful Comfort Foods:

mamaliga cu branza si smantana, slaninuta afumata cu boia,

sarmale, and drob.

The birth place of my 97 year old biological parent is a 7km bike ride from Novigrad at an elevation of 104m. Am unable to get out of this cross training due to my terrible fear of driving on the wrong side of the road.

The wine manual describes Dalmatian Prosek as ‘notoriously heady’ but, from experi- ence, I would argue that you are safe until halfway through your second glass. At this point you may suddenly feel so carefree that it is un- likely you will ever want to train again. You may also smash the glass into the fireplace, but not the bottle.

And finally andiamo in Italia!

Happily my husband is a native Italian speaker and, as a consequence, I order food fluently. I can read menus, chat with waiters, request

seconds, and shop for chocolate.

It will also be my birthday in Rome and, when in Rome...as they say. So Buon compleanno! Tanti baci!

and Salute, of course.

I roll off the plane on 20 January and my first Allcomers is the following day.

Events offered: flying, jogging, running with wild- life, dodging the supernatural, eating, bike riding, cross training, drinking, glass smashing, negotiat- ing Italian restaurants.

Buon viaggio!

Margaret Walker

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Tr eac herous Romania




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