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:
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.
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 email@example.com
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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