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MMAC Cross Country Champs 2018


A huge thank you to everyone who officiated, helped and competed in the Midland Masters Cross Country Championships yesterday in such adverse weather conditions!

Special thanks to Wolves & Bilston AC for hosting.

Please find full results, photos and medal winners at:

Cross Country 2018

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Mary Wixey SWVAC


Mrs-Mary-Wixey

It is with sadness we record the passing of our oldest active female athlete on 21st December. Mary Wixey would have been 97 this month. Mary’s funeral will take place at 11am on Tuesday 23rd at St.Gregory the Great Church, St.James’ Square, Cheltenham GL50 3PR. All are welcome at the church. Followed by cremation at Cheltenham Crematorium attended by family and close friends only. Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to Alzheimers Research UK and sent c/o Mason & Stokes Funeral Services, Tudor Lodge, 54 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham GL52.

When Mary retired from teaching she took up a second career competing in athletics around the world. In 1996, aged 74 she could jump further in both the long jump and the triple jump than anyone in the world of her age. Aged 85, competing in the European and World Vet Championships. Aged 91, carrying the Olympic torch in Cheltenham – her proudest moment. She returned from World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland in 2012 having won 5 silver medals for 60m spring, discus, shot put, javelin and long jump.

Happy New Year and get your entries in…


A Very Happy 2018 to all of our members and supporters.

 

Please get your entries in for the:

 

MMAC Cross Country Champs on Sunday 21st Jan at Aldersley Stadium (closing date 15th Jan). Details and Entry at https://bmaf.opentrack.run/comp/535/

 

Colin Simpson Memorial 5 mile handicap on Sunday 4th February at  John Henry Newman Catholic College, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5GA (closing date 26th Jan). Details and entry page 7 of the latest MMAC newsletter https://midlandmasters.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/mma-255-christmas.pdf

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