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Inter-Area Challenge Match

Inter-Area Challenge Match, Solihull, 20th July 2014

running-trackAny member of Midland Masters AC who is interested in being selected for the Inter-Area match should go to our dedicated page at http://tinyurl.com/kd5mysp for all the details and a postal form to declare your interest.

Please contact Elaine Mee who will be selecting and looking after the team. Additional information can be found on the EAMA website http://tinyurl.com/n7lp5na and a Timetable will be available shortly.






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Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sports Awards

Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sports Awards

Leamington C & AC’s Sue HARRISON (MMAC Member #90754) is one of three who have been shortlisted for the CSW Sportswoman of the Year Award.

MMAC Member, Sue Harrison; Leamington C & AC

MMAC Member, Sue Harrison; Leamington C & AC

In April when running for Great Britain Sue won the bronze medal in the IAU European 100km Championships in France. Her time of 7:48:12 puts her 6th on the UK ‘all-time list’ as well as being a UK W40 record. Additionally it ranks her 4th on the IAAF World rankings for 2013 and No.1 on the UK rankings. After winning the Perth Open 50km Sue also heads the 2013 UK 50km rankings with the time of 3:41:56.

Sue won the Midland Masters AC’s 10 mile road race title last December and currently is top of the W40 UK 2013 lists at 10km track, 50km and 100km road as well as 4 other top 10 masters W40 rankings for this year. Included in her race open race wins this year are half marathons at Warwick Castle, Kenilworth and Cheltenham.

The Award is decided by public vote. Voting can only be done by going to http://tinyurl.com/njcdeu9  and scroll down the page to find Sue. Click on VOTE NOW

One vote is allowed per email address. Voting will close on the 20th October.

Many thanks…Best Wishes…Les Barnett  3rd October 2013

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.

Midland Masters AC 40th Aniversary

Celebration of the Club’s 40th Anniversary

We are still planning to organise an event in the autumn to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Club’s formation in October 1972.  The invitation in the September Newsletter to put forward ideas yielded only one response, but we are pressing on!

The online poll on our website was rather more encouraging.  33% of votes said, “Yes I would attend” and only 16% said “No I wouldn’t”.  51% said “Maybe, depending on the type of event and possible cost”.  However, only 37 votes were cast, which is under 5% of our total of over 800 members, so we’ll need stronger evidence of interest before we commit to significant expenditure.

There is still time to let us have your ideas or requests.  Contact Adrian Lloyd (at acrlloyd@solcl.net or 24 The Crescent, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull, B92 0BP) or any Club officer.

Thank you,

Adrian Lloyd

Brueton parkrun

The Brueton parkrun goes from strength to strength and is an ideal training spin whatever you are training for! And whatever ability. Those members local to Solihull should take advantage of this free weekly 5k run. You can even walk round with the dog if you wish to. No problems.

parkrun logo

Register online, print your personal bar code, bring it along for the 9.00 am start, run/walk, collect place tag, have bar codes scanned and that’s it!!

Results will be available later in the day. Register as a member of MMAC and I will get all your results to post on our ‘parkrun’ page.

Further details can be had from http://bit.ly/geffUV

Brueton Park Run, Solihull

Knowle and Dorridge Running Club’s Jonathan JENNINGS was the first athlete across the finish line today, Saturday 2nd October 2010. He completed the course in 16:53 and posted an age grade score of 82.72%. The first female athlete to cross the line was Solihull & Small Heath AC’s Helen FINCH in a time of 19:36 posting an age grade score of 75.51%.
The following athletes from Midland Masters AC from took part in today’s Brueton parkrun.
.. Brueton Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
16 John KEEGAN M 21:10 Midland Masters AC 72.60% VM55-59

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

Brueton Park Run, Solihull

Knowle and Dorridge Running Club’s Jonathan JENNINGS was the first athlete across the finish line today, 18th September 2010. He completed the course in 16:45 and posted an age grade score of 83.38%. The first female athlete to cross the line was Solihull & Small Heath AC’s Elvie Jane COX in a time of 20:59 posting an age grade score of 79.27%.
The following athletes from Midland Masters AC from took part in today’s Brueton parkrun.
.. Brueton Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
18 Sheila Janet CAREY F 21:06 Midland Masters AC 97.16% VW60-64 New PB

Brueton Park Run, Solihull

Knowle and Dorridge Running Club’s Jonathan JENNINGS was the first athlete across the finish line today, 04/09/2010. He completed the course in 17:12 and posted an age grade score of 81.20%. The first female athlete to cross the line was Northbrook AC’s Rebecca L SMITH in a time of 18:50 posting an age grade score of 79.73%.
The following athletes from Midland Masters AC from took part in today’s Brueton parkrun.
.. Brueton Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
23 John KEEGAN M 21:00 Midland Masters AC 72.54% VM50-54 New PB
28 Sheila Janet CAREY F 21:25 Midland Masters AC 95.72% VW60-64 New PB

EAMA Inter-Area Challenge – Results

The EAMA Inter-Area Challenge Track & Field Match took place last Sunday, 8th August in Solihull.

Full Results both Women & Men plus overall results can be downloaded here…..

InterAreaResults Women 2010 V4

InterAreaResults Men Overall 2010 V4

Amended 19/08/2010


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