Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ONE YEAR TO GO TO THE WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2018 - TRACK & FIELD, ROADWALK, CROSS COUNTRY, 10 KM AND HALFMARATHON - MALAGA SPAIN 5 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2018



Malaga, coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea, Spain


 Main Stadium














                                  
2nd Stadium
 10k and half marathon route

 Roadwalk venue around main stadium













               Cross country venue















Additional stadiums


Saturday, July 15, 2017

MASTERS WORLDS IN MALAGA SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 2018

http://malaga2018.com/

MASTERS ATHLETES  can look forward to the next World Masters Track and Field and Road Walk championships in the Mediterranean city of Malaga, Spain next year from 5 - 16 September 2018.

In 2005, San Sebastian, Spain hosted a very successful world championships.   South Africans performed exceptionally well at these champs.

Its never too late to start planning or training !


Saturday, September 24, 2016

MASTERS ON THE MOVE TO THE WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 
FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD

With 1 month to go, masters athletes - men and women - ages 35 - 100 will converge on Perth for one of the biggest championships on earth !

Be sure to follow our masters - all 64 of them - on the results link from 26 October 2016.


/http://www.perth2016.com/competition/result/



IF YOU HAVE NOT JOINED MASTERS ATHLETICS YET AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULED FOR MALAGA, SPAIN IN 2018  GO  TO 

WWW.MASTERSATHLETICS.ORG.ZA 























AND REGISTER WITH YOUR LOCAL PROVINCIAL BODY.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Congratulations - our Walkers steal the limelight again !

CENTRAL GAUTENG                MASTERS ATHLETICS
             NEWSFLASH NO. 5
Congratulations  - our Walkers steal the limelight again !      
Ranked Athlete Spotlight - Lesley van Buuren, RSA
Masters Race Walking lured Lesley in 2004 when she joined a club so she could exercise with others.  Being exposed to the race walking technique for the first time encouraged Lesley to try the sport herself and she switched clubs in 2007 in order to be mentored and coached by the great Barbara Nell. 10 Gold and 3 Silver Medals in 3 WMA Championships plus many other accomplishments later, Lesley is now an inspiration to many herself (even if she inspires young athletes because they do not want to be beaten by an "old lady"). She also shares her enthusiasm and passion with other masters athletes and while developing young walkers. Lesley is a fixture in the World Masters Rankings but, much more importantly, she is a fixture in Masters Athletics - Thank you Lesley!

Monday, August 24, 2015

43 WORLD MASTERS RECORDS SET AT RECENT WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LYON, FRANCE


http://www.world-masters-athletics.org/files/records/20150822lyonrecords.pdf


 CURRENT SOUTH AFRICAN MASTERS WORLD RECORD HOLDERS

South Africa still boasts 4 current world record holders (3 living and 1 deceased) by names – 


Ø  Titus Mamabola - Marathon M.50 (2:19,29) in 1991 
     (grandfather of Ludwig Mamabola)

Ø  Stan Immelman 800m - M.55 - 2.03,7 (2001)

Ø  Lucas Nel (90) 200m - 38,04 (2013)

Ø  Phillip Rabinowitz (deceased) 
(20km Roadwalk M.95 - 2:48:19 (1999) and 
200m M.100 - 77.59s (2004), 

  

Men Outdoor 800 m


Age group
Mark
Name
Country
Age
Meet Date
Meet Location
M 55
2:03.7
Stan Immelman
RSA
55
01.12.01
Port Elizabeth, RSA
               

Men Outdoor 200 m


Age group
Mark
Name
Country
Age
Meet Date
Meet Location
M 90
38.04
Lucas Nel
RSA
90
22.10.13
Porto Alegre, BRA
M100
77.59
Philip Rabinowitz
(deceased)
RSA
100
17.12.04
Cape Town, RSA
   

                                                            Phillip Rabinowitz (deceased) 
                                                            (20km Roadwalk M.95 - 2:48:19 (1999) and 
                                                            200m M.100 - 77.59s (2004), 


Men Race Walk 20 K Walk

(Last update: 01 June 2015)


Age group
Mark
Name
Country
Age
Meet Date
Meet Location

M 95
2:48:19
Philip Rabinowitz
(deceased)
RSA
95
29.05.99
Port Elizabeth, RSA

Men Marathon




Age group
Mark
Name
Country
Age
Meet Date
Meet Location


M 50
2:19:29
Titus Mamabolo
RSA
20.07.91
Durban, RSA


Former world record holders who held S.A’s name high are:

Barbara Nell  W.45  (5000m Walk)
Brenda Nooy (Fitzgerald) W.50 – (20km Roadwalk)
Andrej Rzpecki  M.60  weight throw 

Monday, June 8, 2015

LIZ RUICKBIE – VOTED SOUTH AFRICAN MASTERS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2014


Liz Ruickbie from Central Gauteng Masters Athletics was awarded the SAMA Female Masters Athlete of the Year 2014  for her performances on the track and road.

Last year she broke the 21 year old national record in the 5000m (W65-69) twice in 2 weeks, first in time of 22.43,88 and then again on the first day of the S.A. Masters National Championships in a time of 22.43,0, followed by another record on the 2nd day in the 10 000 in a time of 44:50.18 when she smashed the 10 year old record with 8 seconds.

She was both surprised and thrilled to have received the award, but also sad that she was unable to participate on the track this year, due to an unfortunate setback which she suffered towards the end of 2014.  True to her fighting spirit she has recovered and hopes to be fit for her half marathon race at the World Championships in Lyon, France in August.


Liz, who won the W.60 Marathon event at the World Masters Championships in Lahti, Finland in 2009 in a time of 3:32, has a personal best time of 3:28 at age 62 and a PB of 1:38 in the half marathon.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

MORE THAN 400 MASTERS ATHLETES CONVERGE ON PORT ELIZABETH THIS WEEKEND

STAR MASTERS ATHLETES OF YESTERYEAR, TODAY AND TOMORROW WILL SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS IN PORT ELIZABETH THIS WEEKEND AT THE 39TH SOUTH AFRICAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Several of these athletes were top senior athletes in their day, some of whom are still competing at senior level, and many others who have successfully moved into the masters ranks, breaking S.A. age group records and winning several medals at World Masters Championships as they advance through the age groups.





































The sprints and 400m for ladies will be spearheaded by Adri Schoeman (44), former Olympian,  and winner of 2 sprint titles at the last World Championships in Brazil (2013).  Yolande van Aswegen, Leone Marais and Jennifer Booysen in the 30-44 age groups will be a force to be reckoned with as some of them have their sights set on the World Championships in Lyon in August.  Winnie de Winnaar (45-49) silver medallist at the last WCs, is an uncertain start at this stage due to injuries, Madelene van Rooyen (50-54) sprint and hurdle queen and Elaine Pretorius (55), winner of 400 and 800 titles at WCs are sure to continue with their duels. Toy Ungerer (65) gold/silver/bronze medallist in Brazil will be out be out to improve on her S.A. records.

In the Men sprints and jumps, the 30-40 age groups are sure to produce some exciting performances - Home-crowd favourite, Sergio Mullins, Rudi Jordaan, Bradley Steenberg, Rob Buck, Carel van Wyk (100+200), Christo Steyn in the  sprints 400 and hurdles as well as the Msipha twins, Edwin and Aldrin (40) will be looking for a 1-2 in the 400m.  Edwin recently clocked an age group PB 51.70.  Older age groups 55-59 will see Thomas Endrody in the sprints, high jump and pole vault, together with Johan Gouws in a tussle to improve on the HJ record.

The middle distance events is bound to have everyone on the edge of their seats.  Gavin da Silva (33) rising middle distance star in the 400, 800 and 1500 will have his races cut out for him with athletes from the older age groups (35-45) in hot pursuit - Shaun Abrahamse, Willie Bronkhorst,Tobias Philander and a welcome return to track by the wellknown Marius Hugo Slechter (50).  Len Claassen (64) who has participated in numerous World Championships where he medalled at the WC in Brazil in the 400 and 800, and still holds the S.A. 800m (M50) record of 2.01.86 and (M60) with a time of  2:16.49.

The ladies middle and long distances usually have a surprise or two at every championships with a welcome entry from Mandie Brandt (32), and the ever improving Salome Vermeulen (48), who is at the end of her age group, but still producing top performances.

The number of participants in the Walk events has grown to 81 and will produce top performances over the 5000m track and 10k and 21k roadwalk.

In the mens field events, Chris Harmse is expected to lead the pack with his participation in the individual weight throw and weight pentathlon (comprising of shotput, discus, javelin, hammerthrow and weight throw).
We are bound to see a national record or two from Chris in these events, but he will not have things all his own way with Martin Venter who holds numerous national field event records and who has medalled at the past 2 World Championships.

The ladies field events with Tanya Engelbrecht, Mercia Ferreira, Marilize Coetzee, Tertia Stoffberg and numerous newcomers should produce some excellent results and national records.

Add to that the upcoming World Masters Championships in Lyon, France in August, there should be
many a PB, national and maybe even world record or two !

Up and coming 'young' masters sprinters amongst the men and women are bound to add to
the excitement of the championships.  We have the likes of Rudi Jordaan, CGA (30-34),
Sergiou Mullins, EP (35-39) Bradley Steenberg, WP (35-39), Carel van Wyk, AGN (40-44)
who have been consistently running times in the early to mid  11secs in the 100 and
early 23 secs in the 200m.  The Msipha twins from CGA (40-44) have shown their talent
once again in the sprints and 400m and Edwin who recently clocked 51,77 will be hard to beat.

The 30- 39 ladies age group has shown an increase of participants and quality of performances
over the past 2 years, by names Yolande van Aswegen (CNW), who competed in the S.A. Seniors
recently, Leoni Mare in the sprints and 400  Jennifer Booyens in the 400.  In the older
age brackets Madelene van Rooyen (50-54), sprints and hurdles and Elaine Pretorius (55-59) sprints.

In the 80 year old plus group we have at least 10 octagenarians participating !   They are Monty Hacker (80) sprints (former WMA General Secretary and Acting President), Deirdre Larkin (83) 10 000m (yes that's right) who is running her debut race on the track, Christie du Plooy (83) in the sprints and 400m !   Ron Cross, sprints also has a number of world champs behind him, Ken Nurden a regular winner in road races, and the evergreen Henry Botha (85) will be supported by his home crowd.