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.
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….
As a taster here is our Treasurer running the 5000m
The online entries for our Track & Field Championships at Nuneaton on the 9th June have now closed. The 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.
This is the final reminder to MMAC members that the closing date for the online entries to our 2013 Track & 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.
Full 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.
At our committee meeting last night (27th February), two important decisions were made of interest to members.
Firstly, 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.
This is one last appeal to all 1st Claim Members of Midland Masters AC for one of you to come forward to act as a Team Manager for the Track & Field team that is due to compete in the Midland Veterans T&F League during the 2013 season. It is imperative that we have someone who can gather a team together and look after things at each event. Plenty of help will be given with regards which members are eligible to compete including those from Road Running Clubs who have registered as 1st Claim to us for T&F only. League fees are quite expensive and MMAC just cannot justify to the rest of the membership our continued participation in this league if no one comes forward. I emailed ALL 1st Claim Members on the 8th December 2012 and on the 5th February 2013 and only 50% bothered to access the email and so far no one has volunteered. I am no longer willing to spend my time on this and as a last resort I am re-producing my last email on this post below …
To: All 1st Claim Members on email and MMAC Committee
Further to Tony Crocker’s letter circulated to all 1st Claim members (email only) on the 8th December 2012. Only 50% were opened so I am hoping this email reaches more, please allow images, this is important.
This is the final appeal for a 1st Claim Member to come forward to act as a Team Manager for our Track & Field team in the Midland Veterans T&F League.
Tony Crocker has resigned from this position and in future will compete in a combined Kidderminster & Stourbridge AC/Droitwich AC team in 2013. It is extremely important that we can fill this vacancy BEFORE THE 27TH FEBRUARY 2013, which is the date of our next committee meeting and where a decision will be made whether to continue in the league.
Anyone interested will be allowed to have a full list of eligible athletes which will include the members from road running clubs who have been authorised to compete for MMAC as 1st Claim Track & Field only. They will of course get any help to get started.
This is the last chance saloon I’m afraid. If no one comes forward then we will have to pull out of the league and we will have lost the competition that your Club should give you under our constitution.
Any who feels they can help, please contact me on email@example.com as soon as possible.
I look forward in anticipation.
Tom Morris – General & Membership Secretary
Please note that the closing date for Online Entries to the European Masters Track & Field Championships in Zittau is the 31st May 2012.
It’s important to realise that the closing date for paper entries, 16th May, has passed and no longer applies.
All links giving details of how to enter and the online entry can be found on the BMAF website at http://tinyurl.com/5r9k3on
For a direct link to “How to Enter Online”, click here http://tinyurl.com/8x6wpyq
The closing date for entries to our Track & Field Championships is only a week away. Get your entries in NOW. Members only and Guests from other regional masters clubs are welcome.
Entry Form MMAC T&F Champs 10 June 12 Entry Form V4
Conducted a site visit yesterday with our Chair, Irene Nicholls; Derek Johnson, who is looking after officials and Phil Owen, announcer, meeting up with Nick Wilson, Manager of the venue. Everything looks on course and the venue promises to be ideal for our purposes. All we want is a good entry list and beautiful weather!
Less than 3 weeks to go to the closing date for entries to our Track & Field Championships. All the details you need are on the “Championships” page on this site. Entrants must be fully paid up members of Midland Masters AC; guests are welcome but will not qualify for medals.