London Marathon

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London Marathon

The best of luck to all who I running the London Marathon. Remember those at Boston and make every stride count. Have a great time and enjoy the day.

London Marathon Club Entries

Latest News

The Virgin London Marathon Club Entries have now been applied for and all our member’s applications for a place are in. I have received 11 applications, which were all allocated a number as they were received. Our President had this list of numbers and has arranged to draw them out in a particular order. He did not know names. As soon as I know how many entries we get then I can announce the lucky participants, this should be within the next 7 – 10 days.

Tom Morris – Secretary

London Marathon

Well done to all the Midland Masters AC members who completed the London Marathon today. I will publish a full list if I can later this week.

Fixtures Updated

Our fixture list has just been updated mainly for the BMAF dates for 2012. Some of these are provisional so it’s very important for you to note this in case of any future changes of date.

Please click on the “FIXTURES” tab for a full list.

Oh! Don’t forget to partake in our ‘social’ Poll in the previous post.. two clicks is all that’s needed… simples! And it will help us tremendously.

Also, spend a few minutes answering the BMAF Road Questionnaire

Virgin London Marathon 2011

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London Marathon

Virgin London Marathon 2011

With only a week to go all the hard work should have been put in, so an easy week ahead!

Can I wish all the members who were successful in gaining a Club place this year the very best of luck for the big day. I hope all goes well with no problems and hope you all have a stress free pre-race week. In addition to the 5 members who were lucky for a Club place after being rejected, I’m sure we will have many who will be representing their UKA Clubs. If you let me know I will endeavor to  recognize you on the results page http://bit.ly/faVmQO

Our 5 members are: –

  • M3309   Trevor Allport
  • M3434    John Keegan
  • M3449    Nicholas Blackham
  • W0496    Lesley Keighley
  • M3396     Simon McNamee

I’ll be busy at our relays and AGM but will record the marathon to watch later. I shall be looking closely for the MMAC Club Vests, white with the vertical red stripe. Run well and achieve your goals.

Colin Kirkham’s Marathon Trudge

2010 London Marathon

London Marathon 2010

You may be aware that two years ago I organised a marathon in Coventry which was run in 5 stages, part of the profit made was given to two charities for disabled children … well now I am trying something different. Refer to


I am giving away my London Marathon medal, my t-shirt, foil blanket, runners bag etc.. To win the one of your choice you have to guess my finishing time!!! Oh yes, and you have to donate £1 for every guess.

Either donate to Just Giving/ Tim Tims Children Centre or Just Giving / Newlife.

Tiny Tims is a local Coventry charity providing free physiotherapy for disabled children, Newlife is a national charity providing equipment for disabled kids.

Never before have I asked to be sponsored …  but my suffering would appreciate a bit of support.

Colin Kirkham MMAC #M0976

Pennington Flash Trail Races

Pennington Flash 10K and Half Marathon

For anyone preparing for the Virgin London Marathon or a Spring marathon this is an ideal opportunity to run this distance under race conditions. 

10k Trail Race – 9.40am
Starting at the Leigh Harriers Athletics Track based at the Leigh Sports Village you will go along the trails within the Pennington Flash Country Park.
Half Marathon Trail Race – 9.30am
The Half Marathon will be over a two lap course. Starting and finishing at the Leigh Harriers Athletics Track based at Leigh Sports Village. You will go along the trails within the Pennington Flash Country Park before returning to the finish.
Run for Mum
As this is Mothering Sunday why not ‘Run For Mum’ and raise funds for your chosen charity?
Our nominated charities are:
• The Christie • Macmillan Cancer Support • Rathbone • Wigan & Leigh Disability Partnership
We also have a dedicated charity section on our website.

For more information about the Trail Races, please visit our website or contact Graham Jackson, the Race Director, on 0161 703 5806 or email at graham@sportstoursinternational.co.uk.

Sports Tours International

MMAC VLM Club Entries

The succesfull applicants for the London Marathon Club entries have now been announced. Please go to http://wp.me/PDLtv-bY for details.

Missing Page “Secretary’s Spot” MMA #222

2010 London Marathon

London Marathon

Owing to a production error, the second page of my “Secretary’s Spot” in the latest Newsletter mailed out to members was missing. I don’t want members to miss out on any information contained in it, so I have arranged for the missing page to be added onto the online version on our website at http://www.midlandmasters.org.uk/newsletter%20september%202010.pdf and I have also reproduced it below.

Secretary’s Spot

I recently attended the EAMA Inter-Area Challenge at Solihull and I must congratulate Paul Tasker and all of the team for winning the overall match in what was a hotly contested competition with 10 area masters clubs taking part. Thanks must also go to Arthur Kimber who organised such a successful event. The results, no doubt, are reported elsewhere in this newsletter. One observation was that more of our athletes could have worn our official competition vest. Once purchased this vest makes a good training vest as well as one to wear at all the MMAC/BMAF Championships. Details on how to obtain one (a must have for our 1st Claim Members) can be seen on our website at http://www.midlandmasters.org.uk

London Marathon Club Entries 2011

I shall be applying as usual for Club Entries to the London Marathon and the members chosen will have to get their entries in by the 8th January 2011. For those of you who are not lucky to get a place in the normal way, you will hear early in October, must get your evidence of “rejection” to me on or before the 1st November 2010. If I have more “rejections” than entries, I will arrange for an independent draw to choose the places as soon as I can after then.

Evidence of “rejection” must be sent to me, preferably by email (scanned copies) or through the post. My address appears on the front cover and my email is mmac.sec@blueyonder.co.uk

Membership Cards

I have thought for some time that a membership card would be a good idea but the thought and expense of sending out 700+ each year proved to be a block! Then I hit on the idea of “membership participation”. Obtaining a membership card will be voluntary and up to the individual member who may or may not think it a useful idea. After getting support from your committee, the scheme will work like this: –

Every member who wants a membership card should contact me by email, see above. I will then produce a personalised membership card and send it back as an attachment. Important: Please state file format e.g. “.docx”; “.doc”; “PDF”. The member is responsible for printing the attachment either on card or paper and preferably laminating it or covering it with transparent sticky plastic (available from stationers). This can be kept safely at home or in the wallet and can be referred to when necessary. If the scheme proves successful, it will be extended for 2011. For those NOT on the internet or on email then please ask friends who can do it for you. This way the administration of the scheme is kept to a minimum.

Yahoo e-Group

This is taking off very slowly with currently 134 joining out of a potential 450 or so. I am regularly posting information/news on all sorts of items of interest on both the blog and e-group and many of you are missing out with some not even reading the Newsletter online after opting out of receiving it! If you haven’t yet registered on the e-group, I urge you to do so. It’s free and easy to do. Please go to: –   http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/mmac/ If you have problems, let me know and I will send an invite to join.

Physio World

If you are suffering with niggling injuries, then Physio World may be able to help. They are offering a substantial discount on their normal charges for MMAC members and details can be found on their website at http://www.physioworld.net or please contact me. Another reason why a membership card will be useful!

Social Evening

Adrian Lloyd, who became a committee member at the AGM, is organising a social evening at the Solihull Indoor Bowls Centre on the 14th January 2011. Further details are to be announced but please consider supporting Adrian in his first venture


Many of our 1st Claim members continue to compete regularly, some in the increasingly popular Park Runs around the country. I now get notification of all who compete under the MMAC name and post the results up on our Blog. Park Runs in the West Midlands take place every Saturday morning starting at 9.00 am at Coventry Memorial Park; Brueton Park, Solihull and Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham. They are free to enter, once registered online, just turn up and go!!

Thank you and congratulations to all of you who competed in the BMAF/MMAC 10k Road Championships at Wolverhampton. I haven’t yet obtained the exact figure but it was good to see so many there and prominent in the results.

Future events to look forward next year will be the cross country championships at Droitwich, our own relays and track 7 field championships and of course the National Masters Road Relays in Sutton Park. With all these events we can always use more help with marshalling/officiating. Don’t be afraid to volunteer your help.

Tom Morris – 13th September 2010


All runners competing in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon share the problem of how to get to the start in Greenwich/Blackheath in the early hours of Sunday 26th April and how to get back home again afterwards in a state of exhaustion. Couple this with the need to register at the Marathon Exhibition before the day and the logistics begin to look scary!!

Matt Graham Travel solves all these problems. For details of the 2010 Virgin London Marathon package contact—–


20 Birkland Drive



NG21 9LU

Telephone: 01623 822190

Email: mattgrahamtrav@hotmail.com


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