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:
Closing date is midday 25th May.
Entries are now open for the Midland Masters Track & Field Championships at Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton on 4th June. Enter here:
Scroll down to find the correct event. We hope to see lots of you there!
Have a great Easter weekend.
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!
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)’
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.
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:
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.
We would like to thank everyone – organisers, officials, athletes and helpers who made our Midland Masters 50th Anniversary Celebrations last Sunday such an enjoyable and successful event.
The day kicked off with the MMAC 10k Championships, run within the Nuneaton 10k, well done and thank you to all who arose early in the morning and took part.
We then moved to the track at Pingles Stadium where we held the less usual track event distances, some field events and the, always good fun, wellie wanging. Thank you so much for supporting the events and joining in either as a competitor, supporter or official.
Results from both the 10k and the track and field events can be found at MMAC 50th Anniversary Results.
Going forward, please remember that the MMAC 10 mile Championships will be held at Rugby on Sunday 3rd October, the closing date for entries is Thursday 30th September. Entries at Results Base.
The MMAC 10 mile Road Championship will, this year, be incorporated within the Rugby 10 mile. Entry details are as follows: event takes place on Sunday 3rd October. The entry link is https://resultsbase.net/event/5886
There is an entry limit of 250 and the closing date for entries is 30th September and there will be no Late Entries or Entries on the Day. There is no levy on MMAC Championship entries. Just enter the event through the above route and indicate your eligibility for the MMAC Championship by including your MMAC /BMAF membership number.
Please find below link to the results from Friday evening’s MMAC Open Relays at Swadlincote. Well done, and thank you, to all who entered and, of course, to all our officials and volunteers without whom there would be no event.
Many congratulations to the winning teams:
MMAC 10K Championships – 12th September
Entries for the race which is part of the Nuneaton 10K are now open on UK Entry4Sports | email@example.com
Scroll down on the website to find the Nuneaton 10k – events are listed in date order.
Just enter the race as normal and we will identify all the MMAC members who have entered.
More details to follow on the afternoon, MMAC 50th Anniversary, event at Nuneaton on that day.
BMAF T&F championships Derby 20th-22nd August
Just a reminder the entries close on Sunday, 15 August.
55+ events are on the Saturday and under 55s are on the Sunday. There are limited throwing events on the Friday. See BMAF Opentrack for further information and entry.
Date: Friday 6th August 2021 Start Time: 1900
Event Headquarters: National Forest YHA, Bath Lane, Swadlincote, DE12 6BD
The Midland Masters open relays are back! The event will be held over a 2.61 mile off road loop around the Conkers Trail which ordinarily hosts the weekly park run. The surface comprises a short section of tarmac with the rest being compressed stone.
The event is open to master athletes of both genders over the age of 35 from clubs within the Midland Masters catchment area. Teams will be from the following age groups 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65+. Athletes eligible to compete will have birthdays on or prior to the evening of the race. For age groups 35-44 and 45-54 teams will comprise of 4 athletes with the older age groups comprising of 3 eligible athletes. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 teams in each age category with prizes awarded to the athlete recording the fastest time in each age category.
Cost will be £4 per athlete for teams submitted in advance of the evening and £5 for entries on the night. If practical athletes in incomplete teams will be allocated to composite teams on evening of the event.
Please see attached entry form below for further details and how to enter: