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Midland Veterans Track & Field League Cup Finals


This information is for 1st Claim Members of MMAC Only

The MVT&FL Cup Finals are being held in Nuneaton on the 1st September. Here is a note from your Team Manager, Tony Porter…..

Hi Guys,

If you are interested in competing in the Cup Final at Nuneaton on Sept 1st., please click on the link for the timetable ………..MVTFL_Cup_Final_timetable_2013

If you are interested I have till August 9th. to submit a team. It will be all hands to the pumps so it’s up to you guys.

I am aware that it is late and the cross country has started and it also clashes with the MMAC 10k road Championships but please consider this representing us in this match.
See you on 1st September
Tony
antonyporter1@aol.com

Announcement of Inter-Area Team Manager


Inter-Area Challenge Match, 21st July, Solihull

I am happy to announce that Elaine Mee has very kindly taken on the role of our Team Manager for the above event. Elaine is a very experienced athlete; official and club team manager and we are very pleased that she has filled this gap in our setup. Many of our members will already know Elaine who will be ably assisted on the day by Tony Porter.

Elaine will be receiving the list of members who have already declared their interest to be selected for the team by previously contacting either Irene Nicholls or Lou Satterthwaite. Any members who have NOT done this so far, then please contact Elaine on jandemee@btinternet.com

I must stress that Elaine will be contacting the athletes who are selected. The compiled list of members who have declared an interest in competing does NOT mean that they will necessarily be selected for the team.

Latest Goings On!!!


Yesterday, 9th June, our Track & Field Championships took place at Nuneaton. A depleted entry list owing to clashes with other events didn’t spoil the day however and quite a few members did in fact double up by competing at more than one meeting.

LOST PROPERTY

A pair of Brookes running shoes, white & yellow; size 9, was left at the Stadium yesterday. Will the owner in the first instance contact Nick Wilson, the Stadium Manager on Nick.Wilson@nbleisuretrust.org

Results will be posted very soon on our dedicated “T&F Championships” page but in the meantime please take a look at some excellent photos taken by Louis Satterthwaite….

https://picasaweb.google.com/115820135440202230482/10June2013

As a taster here is our Treasurer running the 5000m

Martin Wilkinson, MMAC Treasurer, competing in the 5000m race at the MMAC T&F Championships 2013

Martin Wilkinson, MMAC Treasurer, competing in the 5000m race at the MMAC T&F Championships 2013

MMAC T&F Championships 2013


The online entries for our Track & Field Championships at Nuneaton on the 9th June have now closed. wp35db4cc0The paper entries close on Saturday, 25th May.

Can I thank all the members who tried out the new system and much appreciate their patience when the bugs started biting!! Inevitably teething troubles are bound to happen and we all have learnt from it. Hopefully for the next event that goes online we will have more time and be able to get the best out of it.

Final Reminder – MMAC Track & Field Championships


MMAC Track & Field Championships, 9th June 2013, Nuneaton

This is the final reminder to MMAC members that the closing date for the online entries to our 2013 Trackrunner_small & Field Championships is strictly next Wednesday, 22nd May.

Please go to http://areg247.co.uk where you can logon and enter our event. If you have entered BMAF events previously then simply logon using your normal username and password.

For the members new to the BMAF online system, then you will need to register, email me for your username and temporary password first.  BUT do this right away

The closing date for paper entries is strictly Saturday, 25th May.

MMAC Track & Field Championships – Important News


Track & Field Championships, 9th June 2013

T&F1Full details of our championships can be found on our dedicated page at http://tinyurl.com/a67ypmw

The important news is that you can now enter them online at http://areg247.co.uk 

For those members who have already used the BMAF Online system all you need to do is login, look for events and choose our championships.

For the members new to the BMAF online system, then you will need to register, email me for your username and temporary password first.

Just follow the instructions as you go along. Comprehensive instructions on how to register are given on this link http://tinyurl.com/czlq8xq The system should now allow entry of 5 digit membership numbers so please make sure you use your correct membership number.

It is likely that next year we will use an online entry in preference to paper entries, so please register now, and you will be set up to pay both your yearly subscriptions and some of our events.

EAMA Inter-Area Indoor Challenge


Results from the EAMA Inter-Area Indoor Challenge Match at Lee Valley on the 7th April are now on the EAMA website at http://tinyurl.com/cm6xjws

MMAC Inter-Area Team Announced


The MMAC Team to compete in the Inter-Area Indoor Challenge Match on the 7th April has been MC900105190announced today. There are a few gaps to be filled. Please contact Irene Nicholls on irenenn@aol.com if you can help. All details can be found on this website at http://tinyurl.com/bl92y2p

Here you will find a timetable and the rules of the competition as well as a PDF of the MMAC team.

STOP PRESS – World Records for Midland Masters


news-clip-art-300x271I am very pleased to report that at the BMAF Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, Day One, that two Midland Masters AC members achieved World records, subject to ratification. They are, David Oxland (M60) in the 1500m and Angela Copson. I have at this time no details of Angela’s performance but David ran 4:35.52 to achieve a very unexpected but pleasing victory. Congratulations to them both. I will leave it to David’s own words to describe his performance.

Last year M60 David Oxland’s successful clash with Nick Rose at 3000m was one of the highlights of the championship and so this year the prospect of the line-up in the 1500m, including Oxland, new M60 Dave Butler and the legendary Mike Hager was viewed with some excitement. In fact Oxland was on paper the under-dog this year having been well beaten by Butler and Hager in the cross country international at Belfast last November.

Butler lead from the gun and Oxland made no impression on a 10 metre lead for all of 7 laps by which time Hager was second but Oxland sprinted past both to achieve a new World Record in 4.35.52 taking exactly 1 second off the old one. With Butler comfortably inside the old world record as well at 4.36.04 and Hager inside the old British record, the trio would have taken the first three places in the M55 race as well.

Oxland said afterwards ” I had virtually given up with 150 metres to go when Mike overtook me but then I noticed that Dave was losing his fluency, after a superb bit of front running,and I decided to kick with 100 to go. I would have been happy just to beat these class runners and the World Record was an amazing bonus in my third year in this age group.”

PS: David went on to win a gold medal in the 800m on Day 2 being beaten by an Irish Guest runner whilst suffering from a cold made worse by the dry atmosphere in the arena.

Latest Committee News


At our committee meeting last night (27th February), two important decisions were made of interest to members.

timthumbFirstly, we co-opted Tony Porter as our Track & Field Team Manager responsible for the teams in the Midland Veterans Track & Field Team. Tony volunteered after my appeal for someone to come forward and more details will be available very soon.

Secondly, we unanimously agreed to go ahead and join the British Masters Athletic Federation online entry system. Once set up, members will be able to pay their subscriptions online and be able to update and amend their profile themselves. Eventually, probably gradually phased in, we will also be able to offer an online entry for our events. Integrating with the BMAF means that members will not be able to enter BMAF or International events without being a paid up member.

Maintaining this online database will drastically reduce the administration work involved with membership issues and will make handovers easier to succeeding officers.

Further details will be available soon.

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