I am a middle distance runner, specialising in 800m, and team manager for Cannock & Stafford AC women's masters team.
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EAMA Cross Country Inter-Area Challenge 2017

England Athletics Masters Association (EAMA) Cross Country Inter-Area Challenge 2017

SWVAC has kindly offered to host the 2017 Cross Country Inter-Area Challenge. The event was first held in 2016 and hosted by VAC at Wimbledon Common.

The 2017 event will be held at Bournemouth Athletics Centre, Kings Park, Bournemouth BH7 6JD on Saturday 25th November.

Entry details can be found via the following link – https://bmaf.opentrack.run/comp/528/

The event distance will be 4.5 miles. Registration from 12 noon and the race will start at 1.30pm with presentations at 3.30pm. The event will be open to males and females aged 35 plus. Individual entries up to the deadline of 19th November. Entrants must be members of their Area Masters/Veterans club and be UKA registered.

Prizes will be awarded as follows: Trophy to the winning team plus certificates to the winning team scoring runners – the first 10 male and 10 female runners on the basis of age adjusted times.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Des White at des.white@btinternet.com

Harry Matthews

EAMA Chairman.



Charles Eugster Documentary

Message from Bridget Cushen of British Masters:

Hi All. The long awaited Documentary from Selah Hennessy on the late Charles Eugster is scheduled for screening at 20.00 on BBC2 Thursday 24th, title The Pacemakers. She has been filming him and our other 80-plus sprinters for some time. I hope the Documentary does not disappoint. She has gone to a lot of personal expense. It should feature some of our other sprinters.


Sad News…

We have been informed of the death of one our oldest members, Peggy Taylor, who has died aged 97.  In case any members are able to attend the funeral the details are as follows:
Friday, 21 July 2017 at 2.00 pm at:  Emstrey Crematorium, London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PS
                               followed by refreshments at the Dragon Hotel,Montgomery.
Family flowers only and any donations to the RAF Benevolent Fund (c/o the Taylor family, 5 Castle Walk, Montgomery SY15 6HA)

Inter Area Outdoor Challenge 2017


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BMAF Athletics Weekly Offer

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Peter Kennedy, BMAF IT Manager, has written to inform members about a new partnership formed with Athletics Weekly who have agreed to run a new BMAF AW subs offer that beats £7.99 and is not only exclusive to BMAF members but is also the cheapest on the market: 

BMAF Subs Offer : £7.49 payable by Direct Debit.

In addition, Athletics Weekly will increase the focus on all areas of Masters Athletics from 1st July. To learn more and take advantage of this offer, see:


MMAC 10 mile & 10k Championships

Details, and links to online entry for the MMAC 10k Championships (3rd September) can now be found at https://midlandmasters.com/championships/2017-championships/10k-road-2017/

And for the MMAC 10 Mile Championships (17th September) can be found at https://midlandmasters.com/championships/2017-championships/10-mile-road-2017/

Please note these are individual championships – no teams this year.

MMAC Track & Field Champs 2017

Please find attached below Track & Field Championship results from Sunday 4th June 2017 at Nuneaton. Thank you to all officials, helpers and athletes for making this year’s Championship an enjoyable event as ever. We could not do it without you!

An exciting, though mixed weather, day with 16 championship records set in the field, 4 on the track with one track championship record equalled and a superb world record set by W70 Angela Copson, pictured below talking to Phil Owen, in the 1500m of 5:46.9! Well done Angela, an inspiration to all!

TandF Champs Field Results 2017 ver 2

TandF Champs Track Results 2017 ver 2

Angela Copson World Record 1500m

MMAC T&F Champs 2017

Pingles Leisure Centre,  Avenue Road, Nuneaton CV11 4LX
Thank you for your entry to our Championships.
Please find below a link to the timetable, which may be subject to change at the request of the Chief Officials. If this is the case for your event you will be informed.
MMAC TandF Champs 2017 Timetable
The first Events will be Men’s Hammer at 10.00am & Track Short Hurdles at 11.00am
Numbers may be collected on the day as can age identifiers for Walkers and 1500m / 5000m runners.
Signing in time for events 30 minutes before scheduled time.
Afternoon last time 4.00pm to enable times to be brought forward if necessary.
Medals will be awarded to the first 3 MMAC members in each 5yr age group provided they reach the standard as detailed in the table below:


Guests will also receive medals if they finish in the first 3 and achieve the standard.
Standards may be viewed on our website.
Records – if you think you might break a BMAF record or above please copy off a form from the BM website.
Overflow Parking on the field.  Refreshments in the Leisure Centre. Changing in the trackside Clubhouse.
Any assistance accompanying persons could give to support our Officials would be appreciated.
Visit our website on www.midlandmasters.com

MMAC Open Relay Results and British Records

Well done to all who competed in the MMAC Open Relays at Donsithorpe yesterday, on another lovely sunny day, and many thanks to all officials and helpers who helped to make the day another success.

Full results can be viewed at https://midlandmasters.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/mmac-open-relays-2017-results.pdf

For information – Brian Owen has now taken over responsibility for BMAF record applications – please find a form to apply, for track & field records, at:


Relays and AGM

Just a reminder that entries for the MMAC Open Relays close at midnight tomorrow. If you do not have a team you can enter as an individual. Further details here:


Enter here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2017/mmacr17e.php

Please DO STAY for the AGM, there will be a delicious buffet put on from 1pm and the AGM will follow at 1:30, it will not go on late and we really do need your support if MMAC is going to continue for everyone’s enjoyment of midland masters’ athletics competition.


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