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Message from MMAC Chairman

t will come as little surprise that after careful consideration and following Government and EA guidelines regarding the Covid-19 outbreak we are making these changes to our program.

The MMAC AGM scheduled for 25th April at Rosliston Forestry Centre is cancelled. We are investigating the option of a voice conference instead, if we proceed with this we will send out details shortly.

BMAF have already announced the Road Relays at Sutton Park on 16th May at Sutton Park are cancelled. We had originally hoped to have a Midland’s race inside that event.

We are cancelling the MMAC Track and Field Championships on the 14th June at Nuneaton. We will not hold a standalone event this year, we will investigate other options when track restrictions are removed.

We have not yet heard about the status of the Outdoors Inter areas or the BMAF Outdoor T&F Championships.

The committee will continue to meet by Voice Conference so that we can be prepared for a restart when possible.

We will look to keep producing a newsletter with interesting articles and detail of the recent MMAC indoors domination. If you would like to submit any articles that would be welcome.

One thing to look forward to next year, 2021, we will be celebrating 50 years since the MMAC was formed.  We hope that we can celebrate our sport and this milestone together.

Stay Safe

Graham Lamb

MMAC Chairman and Membership Secretary

Colin Simpson Handicap Updated Results

Please find link to the updated results from last Sunday’s Colin Simpson Memorial 5 Mile Handicap below:

5 Mile Handicap Results 2020

Colin Simpson Handicap 2020

Please bear with us as the results from Sunday’s handicap are being verified.

Thank You

Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap 2020

Ron Cattle, of Midland Masters, ran away with the Colin Simpson trophy this year in an actual time of 33:20 and a handicap time of 23:30 (photo below) while Pete Makepeace, of Knowle & Dorridge AC (not currently an MMAC member) won the handicap race overall in an actual time of 33:47 and a handicap time of 21:57 Steven Bunsby, of BRAT, took the fastest male prize with a superb time of 28:18 while Sue Kneill-Boxley, of Cannock & Stafford AC, took the fastest female prize in a respectable time of 36:52. Eight MMAC members took part in the event, 2nd and 3rd placed MMAC members in the handicap were Christopher McCann and Eric Robathan with actual times of 33:44 and 38:07 and handicap times of 23:04 and 23:27 respectively. Please do join us at this event, in forthcoming years if you can, it is a friendly sociable event well worth supporting in the MMAC calendar. There are excellent facilities at the college and refreshments served in the presentation area.

For full results please see 5 Mile Handicap Results 2020

Colin Simpson Handicaps

Dear All,

Please find the handicaps for Sunday attached below. Please turn up in plenty of time for the race as it is a bit of a walk from centre to the start!

CS Handicap 2Feb2020 with handicaps

XC Results and CS Handicap Start List

Saturday’s MMAC Cross Country Championship results have now been uploaded to the website at Cross Country 2020

Many congratulations to all of our winners!

Thank you to all of our entrants into the Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap race this coming Sunday, 2nd February. We very much look forward to seeing you all there. Please find the entry list below:

CS Handicap 2Feb2020 Entry List

Colin Simpson Handicap Run

Just a reminder that the closing date to enter the Colin Simpson Handicap run is this Friday, 24th January. Please enter if you can, this is a very friendly & sociable event over a pleasant course with prizes for the handicap winner, fastest actual male and female times and three fastest handicap times.

The race isincorporated within Centurion Grand Prix Series. To be held at John Henry Newman Catholic College, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5GA.

To enter the handicap, unless you have already submitted a Centurion entry form & payment, please use the entry form below:

Colin Simpson Handicap entry form

Over 35s who have already entered the series, or the February race, can enter the handicap at no extra cost providing handicap details are sent before the closing date (no on-the-day entries for the handicap!).

Non MMAC members, who are 35 or over, may enter but will not be eligible to win the Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap Trophy.

MMAC Cross Country Champs 2020

Happy New Year to all our members!

Just a reminder that the closing date for MMAC Cross Country Championships 2020 is this Wednesday, 8th Jan. The championship will be incorporated within the Derby Runner Midland Cross Country Champs at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 25th Jan, Details at Midland Cross Country Championships. There will be no extra charge on top of £9 to enter the Mid Champs through your UK club. 1st claim MMAC competitors will need to pay the fee of £9, please email grahamlamb@gmail.com.

It may be that M65+ will be able to run in the shorter 8k race, this is to be confirmed.

We hope to be able to award age winner medals on the day but awards to the top age related male and female team ( 3 in a team ) will be worked out later.

You must have paid /renewed your MMAC membership by 20th Jan to take part in the MMAC XC Champs!

Inter Area Outdoors 2019

Please note the Inter Area results are now available on the website at Inter-Area Outdoor 2019

Many congratulations to all athletes and officials on another successful event!

Apologies for the late posting – I have been having some trouble with the wifi this evening!

England Masters Outdoor Inter Area Challenge

Midland Masters emerged triumphant (pending verification of results) at England Athletics Masters Outdoor Inter Area Challenge at Coventry yesterday. Both the women and the men won their competitions giving us a win overall! Many congratulations and thanks to all of the athletes, our wonderful Team Manager Elaine, hard working officials officials and helpers who made this an enjoyable and successful event. Results to follow, some of the participants in the triumphant team, W50 relay team and a very happy Team Manager are pictured below:




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