MORE MASTERS ON THE MOVE FROM NAMIBIA - BLOEMFONTEIN - MALAGA

FIRST STOP BLOEMFONTEIN FOR THE S.A. MASTERS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
THURS 26 - SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2018

Free State Masters are the host province for the Masters National Championships and are expecting FIREWORKS this weekend.


Of the almost 500 entries received from the 9 provinces, the statistics show that this will be one of the most highly rated championships ever to be held in the more than 40 years of Masters Athletics in South Africa.  

We welcome our neighbours from Namibia - Nelia Landsberg and Errolice Tjipura in the sprints and jumps.  

Jumpers, sprinters, throwers, walkers, vaulters will be out to impress and achieve, with their focus on the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain during September.

The depth in each event and the calibre of athlete is higher than ever before and bodes well for masters athletics going forward, considering the  30 S.A. and 3 World Record holders competing:


Current SA Recordholders:

1.       Monty Hacker  (83)
2.       Len Claassen



3.       Shaun Bownes
4.       Phillip van der Walt
5.       Hans Miekautsch (80)
6.       Thomas Endrody
7.       Ron Cross (84)
8.       Vincent McBride
9.       Con Scheepers
11.   Rzepecki, Andrzej (81)


12.   Adri Schoeman

      13.  Winnie de Winaar
      14.   Magdalena Tomlinson
15.   Elaine Pretorius
16.   Liz Alexander
17.   Salome Vermeulen
18.   Connie vd Westhuizen
19.   Madelene van Rooyen


20   Dinah Heymans
21   Kitty v.d. Merwe
22   Stephanie Claassen
23   Margeret Jonkers
24   Jana Rzepecka
25   Linda van Vreden


26   Heleen Knobel
27   Zelda Erasmus
28   Mercia Ferreira



29   Barbara Nell

Current World Record Holders


28.   Burton Haupt (also a current World Recordholder in the Mens Weight Pentathlon
29.   Elsa Meyer (WR)
30.   Hildegard Vey (+WR)

A huge number of age group records are expected to tumble this weekend.

It's interesting to note that  a total of 13 athletes- male and female - in the age groups 80
 years plus will also be participating. 

4 Past Olympians - Shaun Bownes - hurdles (47), Adri Schoeman (48) - sprints,   BurgerLambrechts - Shotput (45) and 


Karin Mey (34) - long jump, (who has made a welcome return to the track and field) 

 will all be competing in their specialist events.

However, the number of novices in masters is very pleasing and the age groups 30-34 and 35-39 is very noteworthy and pleasing.

      We wish all the competitors a successful championships with many PB's, provincial and national records, and who knows, even a couple of World Records !











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