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Masters' Indoor Inter Area T&F Challenge - 1st March 2015

The Indoor Inter Area Track and Field Challenge organised by England Athletics Masters (EAMA) has been arranged for 1st March 2015 at the Lee Valley Centre in North East London. The England Area Clubs will be joined by Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please see the provisional details listed  here. We had a great match this year in February and want to see if we can improve next time with a bigger and better team. Please send your details to the Team Captains as instructed nearer the time; the initial deadline I would suggest by January 30th 2015 please.  Please note that this event is by selection and a reserve list will be maintained. Multiple events can be accommodated and there is a 4 x 200m Relay in all age categories to round off the day Look forward to an exciting match!  Details of other indoor meetings this winter leading up to the Inter Area and beyond can be found on our fixtures page.

Looking further ahead the EAMA Outdoor Track and Field Challenge will probably be held on July 19th 2015, most likely at the Solihull track at the Tudor Grange Park.
Posted: 15/09/2014.

10,000m Championship - 12th October at Leigh Sports Village

A correction needed to the published date for the NVAC 10,000m Championship; the date is 12th October; the venue is Leigh Harriers at the Leigh Sports Village, and the closing date for entries is 28th September. Championship open to Northern Veterans only for medals but guest veterans from other Area Clubs welcome to enter and run, ineligible for medals. Entries using this form to J Adams at 80 Henthorn Road, Clitheroe. 
Posted: 14/09/2014.

Track & Field League meeting - 18th June Sportcity

Many apologies, gremlins in the system, the next NVAC Track and Field League meeting is incorporated within the Joe Moran Memorial Veterans Meeting on Wednesday 18th June at 7pm at Sportcity in Manchester on the corner of Alan Turing Way A6010 and Ashton Old Road. 100m to 3000m plus JT, HJ, LJ and SP. 5 for 1 to 4 events with 1 for each additional event.
Posted: 10/06/2014.

Malcolm Towler

It is with deep regret that we record the passing of Malcolm Towler on 21st February having suffered a severe stroke two weeks earlier. Malcolm has been a dedicated member of Northern Veterans and a regular at our monthly runs and championships, and indeed many races in the North West area. He audited the NVAC accounts for several years and has been an invaluable assistant to our Treasurer.
His funeral will be held on Monday 3rd March at 10:40 at Thornton Crematorium, Lydiate Lane, Crosby, Merseyside L23 1TP on the A5207. Our Treasurer Clive Rigby is a Christian Minister (Anglican and Methodist) and will conduct the funeral. He performed the honours at Jack Betney's funeral last year.
There will be a reception afterwards, details to be announced at the service, all members are welcome. If members want further details you can phone Clive on 0151-722-8154.
Posted: 28/02/2014.

Masters' Indoor Inter Area T&F Challenge - 23rd February 2014 (2)

Athletes are still required for the following events at the Masters' Indoor Inter-Area Challenge at Lee Valley in London on 23rd February:
M35 - 60m Hurdles; 2000m Walk
M50 - 60m Hurdles; Pole Vault
M60 - 60m Hurdles (reserve) & 3000m; Long Jump
M70 - 200m; 3000m; High Jump; Long Jump; Shot Putt
W35 - 60m Hurdles; 800m; 1500m; 3000m; 2000m Walk; High Jump; Long Jump; Triple Jump: Pole Vault; Shot Putt
W50 - 60m Hurdles; 200m; 800m & 1500m (reserves); 3000m; 2000m Walk
Please contact Caroline Marler on
carolinemarler@hotmail.co.uk; 01943464602; 07786816868

Posted: 31/01/2014. Amended 03/02/2014.

Cancellation of Moray Marathon scheduled for 6th September 2014

The organisers of the Moray Marathon have dissolved the committee at a meeting held on 29th January due to dwindling numbers of volunteers and helpers. It was planned to hold the 2014 BMAF Marathon Championships within this race; this will now not be possible, BMAF Road Secretary Walter Hill reports. He is currently working on a possibility of staging the 2014 race within the Thanet Marathon on the same date of 6th September, but these negotiations are at a very early stage. The BMAF Marathon was held in the Kent Coastal Marathon in 2009 organised by Thanet Club from Margate; this year's Thanet Marathon may possibly be the same race under a different name. Further news will be announced on the BMAF website bmaf.org.uk or within these pages.
Posted: 31/01/2014.

Masters' Indoor Inter Area T&F Challenge - 23rd February 2014

The Indoor Inter Area Track and Field Challenge organised by England Athletics Masters (EAMA) has been arranged for 23rd February 2014 at the Lee Valley Centre in North East London. This will see many of the England Area Clubs joined by Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland pit together for the second staging of this match. We have entered a Northern Veterans team and the full details are here. We want to field a full team of our best representatives; please send your details to caroline Marler as instructed on the accompanying page as soon as possible; I would suggest by January 11th 2014 please.  Look forward to an exciting match!  Details of other indoor meetings this winter leading up to the Inter Area and beyond can be found on our fixtures page.

Looking further ahead the EAMA Outdoor Track and Field Challenge will be held on July 20th 2014, most likely at the Solihull track at the Tudor Grange Park.
Posted: 22/12/2013.

 

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