I am a middle distance runner, specialising in 800m, and team manager for Cannock & Stafford AC women's masters team.
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Midland Masters Track & Field Champs 2018

Results for the Midland & Welsh Masters Athletics Championships are now up at:


A huge thanks to all organisers, officials, helpers, athletes and supporters for making it another enjoyable event and on such a glorious day!

Start Line

Photo Courtesy of Stephen Lee


MMAC T&F Champs 3rd June

Just a reminder that the Midland Masters Track & Field Championships is fast approaching! This year we are combining with the Welsh Masters Athletics Championships, who will be joining us at Nuneaton on 3rd June.

Results will be separated however, hopefully, joining forces will provide us with more competition and officials.

Please have your entries in by 26th May. Enter at http://bmaf.org.uk – click Members/Guests at top left of menu bar – you will need your OpenTrack login.

Bob Matthews

We have received news that Bob Matthews, who competed for Leamington Vets, died a few days ago.

Robert Matthews, MBE, competed in blind middle- and long-distance events. He won eight gold medals across seven Paralympic Games, and has been referred to as an “iconic athlete”.

Some of you may have known Bob and there is quite a lot of information about his achievements on the internet re: his many medals in international competitions including   para Olympics for blind athletes.

We pass on our condolences to his family.

MMAC AGM 15th April – Reminder!


Motions to be discussed at the AGM must be sent, in writing, to the Secretary, Jill Lamb, to arrive at least two weeks before the meeting.  Members are requested to consider promoting one of our fixtures and to come to the AGM to offer their Club’s facilities for the purpose. Nominations for 2018/19 commmittee:

President:  Lou Satterthwaite President elect: vacant Chair: vacant Vice-Chairman: Rita Brownlie Secretary: Jill Lamb  Treasurer: Martin Wilkinson Membership Secretary: Graham Lamb T&F Secretary – vacant  Asst. T&F Secretary – vacant CC Secretary – vacant Walking Secretaries: L&J Bellfield     Handicapper – Geo Smolenski Social Secretary – Adrian Lloyd         Minutes Secretary Kate Satterthwaite Media & Website Sue Kneill-Boxley   Records Co-ordinator  Brian Owen Newsletter Editor  Margaret Simpson Assistant N/L Editor Lou Satterthwaite Delegates MCAA  Rita Brownlie EAMA BMAF Graham Lamb (other members hold office within BMAF and               Report as appropriate Team Managers: CC International – Mick Smedley  Inter-area T & F – vacant    MV League – Tony Porter

Any member who wishes to offer him/herself for any of the above posts is asked to notify the Secretary (Jill Lamb) jillchlamb@aol.com before the meeting.  New blood will be welcomed by the committee.

Colin Simpson Handicap Results

Many thanks to all officials, helpers and competitors who attended the Colin Simpson Handicap run this morning and many congratulations to winner Chris Gunstone.

Please find full results below:

Colin Simpson Handicap results 2018

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

Mary Wixey SWVAC


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

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.



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