Membership of the Northern Masters gives you access to a very sociable athletics community both locally and nationally. The Northern Masters organise a series of friendly but competitive Monthly Runs each year, and a track & field league through the summer season. Guests are welcome at all runs and fixtures. The club stages annual championships on the road, track and cross country; these are open to members only and guests from other BMAF Area Clubs. One of the main benefits as a member of the Northern Masters is affiliation to the British Masters, entitling you to enter national and international masters competitions.
If you wish to join the Northern Masters or renew your membership this is the process:
New members: there are two options, online via the British Masters membership system OpenTrack or postal direct to the Membership Secretary:
ONLINE: you can join on-line via the British Masters website at bmaf.info.
a. Click on the "MEMBER LOGIN" link at the top right-hand of the screen.
b. This will take you into the Opentrack system, click the "check your access" button at the top of the screen.
c. This will take you though the process of setting up a password and you can enter all your details online.
d. There are five sections:
Section A has your personal details (name, address, etc)
Section B gives you the option to list your athletic interests (track, field, etc)
Section C verifies your nationality and identity; please send a scan of your passport to the Membership Secretary
Section D has your NMAC membership details (completed by the membership Secretary)
Section E contains your UKA affiliation through your England Athletics (or other UK country) licence
All sections have a RAG status (Red, Amber, Green) to show whether you have supplied all the detail required. OpenTrack will allow you to enter BMAF Competitions and will also provide BMAF with confirmation of your eligibility to compete for GB Masters in European and World Masters championships
d. You will then need to contact the NMAC MemSec to arrange to pay your subscription as below
You can pay your membership subscription by pressing the "View/Renew" button when viewing your membership details.
POSTAL: You can complete a membership form and post it to the Northern Masters Membership Secretary at the address below with a cheque or postal order.
Please send a scan of your passport to the Membership Secretary to verify your nationality and identity.
To renew your membership please complete the renewal form and send it to the Northern Masters Membership Secretary at the address below with a cheque or postal order.
YOU CAN NOW VIEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS AND PAY FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ON OPENTRACK; please note that ONLY you, NMAC MemSec and BMAF IT SUPPORT can see your details.
Northern Masters membership rates for 2017 are:
£29 - First Claim (includes England Athletics Competition Licence)
£15 - First Claim excluding EA Competition Licence - (must pay unaffiliated entry fee to UKA licenced events)
£15 - Second Claim (for First Claim member of other athletic club affiliated to UK Athletics)
You can now pay for Northern Masters membership online via the OpenTrack system. There is an online charge, which is £2.05 for First Claim Membership (giving a total to pay of £31.05) or £1.32 for Second Claim (total to pay £16.32). These charges are for the services of securely taking payments and forwarding them to the NMAC bank account. We felt it fairer to pass these charges to you the member rather than including it in the membership fee, thus reducing the income to NMAC. We are not removing the option to pay or renew by cheque.
Complete the membership form (new member) or renewal form (existing member) and send it to
10 Parkstone Close
Lancashire BL8 2UR
You will receive a quarterly newsletter from the Northern Masters with further details of forthcoming fixtures, and results and reports from recent events, and online access to the quarterly magazine "Masters Athletics" from the British Masters Athletic Federation viewable at bmaf.info. You can also take out an annual subscription to receive a printed copy of "Masters Athletics" for £10 (4 issues). BMAF also runs the 300 Plus Club, which awards a monthly draw with prizes of £125 and £10, for an annual subscription of £15.