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 2023

Just a reminder that entries for the Outdoor Track and Field Championships will close at midnight on Saturday 3rd June. 

There will be no late entries, as we need to allocate numbers and adjust the programme to reflect the age groups entries.

Some events like throws and jumps are meeting the entry limits but we have more flexibility on the track where it’s possible to reallocate the age groups in races and stay within the meeting times.

Already 206 people have entered 447 events, so it looks like it will be a competitive event.

Entry is via – UK Entry4Sports | office@entry4sports.com

MMAC Christmas Newsletter

Please find the MMAC Christmas Newsletter edition uploaded here!

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

Please remember to renew your membership.

Midland Masters September Newsletter

Please note that the latest MMAC newsletter is now available on the website.

MMAC 10k and 10 Mile Championships

We hope you are enjoying the current hot weather.

The Midland Masters 10k and 10 mile Championships are now open for entries and are to be held at Nuneaton and Rugby, within the Nuneaton 10k and Rugby 10 mile respectively.

Further details and entry for the 10k can be accessed here.

Further details and entry for the 10 mile can be accessed here.

New MMAC Club Shop Link

Please note that there is now a link to an online MMAC club shop, selling vests and tracksuit tops, on the Midland Masters website at https://midlandmasters.com/shop/

You will see Shop along the top menu between Current Newsletter and Membership.

Happy Shopping! And, if you haven’t entered the MMAC Track & Field Championships yet, please remember you can do so at:

UK Entry4Sports

Closing date is midday 25th May.

MMAC Track & Field Champs 2022

Entries are now open for the Midland Masters Track & Field Championships at Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton on 4th June. Enter here:

UK Entry4Sports | office@entry4sports.com

Scroll down to find the correct event. We hope to see lots of you there!

Have a great Easter weekend.

MMAC Cross Country Championships 2022

The results from Midland Masters Cross Country Championships 2022, incorporated within the Derby Runner Midland Cross Country Champs at Berry Hill, Mansfield on 29th Jan, are now up on the website.  64 Midland Masters athletes took part on a windy day! Many congratulations to all our winners!

Masters Inter Area Cross-Country Challenge

The Masters Inter-Area Cross Country Challenge will be held on Saturday 5th February 2022 at the Rising Sun Sports Ground, Kings Road North, Wallsend, NE28 9JJ, to be staged by the England Masters Athletics Association. Open to all athletes who are paid-up or life members of English Masters’ Area Clubs or the regional associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a current UKA registration. Incorporated into the NEMAA Open Cross Country Championships.

Entry fees: £5, https://bmaf.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/bmaf661/
Entries close Friday 28th January 2022

The scoring is on teams of 6 members, male and female, based on age graded performances. Plus there is a ceremonial trophy to be awarded to the Area having the best combined male and female team performances.

Event Timetable: Race 1 – 12:00: All Women and Men 65+ (approx. 3.5 miles; 2 laps)
Race 2 – 13:15: M35 to M64 (approx. 5.25 miles; 3 laps)’

Membership Renewal Due!

The opentrack system has now got the functionality to allow renewal of MMAC membership for 2022. If you log on to bmaf.opentrack.run, go to your athletes profile, click on memberships and you should see a button to renew. 2022 fees return to £15 for 2nd claim and £31 for 1st claim members, with a supplement of £10 for those who want the postal newsletter.

If you use Safari on an Apple Mac you might find you have problems updating your membership. Try Google Chrome or Firefox as alternatives.

Just a reminder the MMAC cross country championships will be held inside the Midlands Championships which is at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday 29th January 2022.

You can enter at race-results.co.uk  , go to 2022 fixtures. Entries close on  Friday 14th January 2022.

You will need to have renewed your membership to be in the MMAC championships. Entries will be cross checked against the membership list and a list of who is taking part published before the race. There is no extra charge to also be in the MMAC championships.

We have again got agreement that the MMAC  M65 age group upwards race will be over 8k inside the senior women’s race, some older members may have been put off by the cut off time in the seniors men 12k race, hopefully this will attract more from the age group to compete. M65  MMAC members will be contacted to check if they do want to take part in the 8k race, as a few may still prefer to run in the 12k Seniors race and not take part in the M65+ MMAC race.

10 mile results and upcoming fixtures…

Results from the MMAC Championships held at Rugby on 3-10-21 have now been uploaded to the MMAC website. Considering the clash with the resurrected London Marathon, 11 MMAC runners made it out of the 16 entered and the M55 category provided a ‘full house’. Many congratulations to the winners, results can be viewed on the website at:

Dates for Diary…

The closing date for the BMAF Cross Country Relays is 20th October, the relays will be held at Long Eaton on the 30th October. These are open relays, so the teams do not need to be BMAF members.

It has 10 year age groups. The m35+ and m45+ have 5 in a team, m55+, 4 in a team for m65 & m75 its 3 in a team as it is for w35,w45,w55,w65.

In addition besides the BMAF chance of medals , there will also be medals for MMAC teams. To qualify for a MMAC medal at least one of the team, who runs, should be a MMAC member.

Team entries can be completed here: SportSoft Race Results – 2021 (race-results.co.uk)

On the road the 5k and 10K BMAF championships are on opentrack to enter. The 5K is at Nelson, Lancashire on 7/11 and the 10K at Gravesend on 21/11.

Once again we will have our MMAC Cross Country Championships inside the Midlands Cross Country Championships. We have also got agreement that the M65+ can run in the shorter distance race with the women. More on that when entries open.

We are currently working to produce a special newsletter to celebrate our 50th year of formation.


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