This site has served EAMA very well for a number of years but the time has come to construct a new site that focuses on the core EAMA activities, easy to maintain and always up to date.
EAMA is the umbrella organisation for Masters Athletics in England.
(A flow chart of the organisation can be downloaded here ….. EAMA Org Chart 2016 v1)
The Association is represented on the BMAF Executive and at BMAF International Meetings. The eight constituent Area Clubs send a delegate to the two meetings held each year. The AGM is open to all.
EAMA promotes events for the benefit of Area Clubs and hosts the International XC event in turn. Delegates from the Area Clubs form a Selection Committee for the England team the appropriate competitions.
Clubs pay a small Levy to EAMA to cover expenses. Financial support & assistance is also received from England Athletics. They are supporting both the Indoor & Outdoor T&F Inter-Area matches.
Harry Matthews – Chair EAMA
Phil Lee – Vice Chair EAMA
England Athletics Masters Association invite all runners who qualify to run for England to apply for selection for the above event which will be held in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Saturday November 18th, 2017.
Race Categories are Women 35 to 70+ and Men 35 to 75+ in 5 year age groups. The selectors will look at runners performances in 2017 in BMAF and EAMA club races, over 5K and 10K on the road, track and country, as well as in other appropriate races. BMAF and EAMA events will give the selectors the opportunity to compare performances of runners against each other.
Forms and information regarding the requirements will be available on the EAMA website here and below, and from your Area Representative listed below.
EAMA are, unfortunately, not in a financial position to assist with travelling or hotel expenses. A team vest may be supplied but the rest of the kit required will be need to be supplied by the runner.
Michael Mann of VAC has said that, “Although there are very few direct flights to Derry, Belfast is very well served by air with plenty of cheap flights, and Derry can be easily reached by train from George Best airport and bus from Belfast International.” A very helpful, useful point.
Selection will take place early in October and all applicants will be informed of the selectors decision as soon after the selection meeting as possible.
EAMA Cross Country Secretary
Maurice Hemingway, 5 Rectory Leys, Offord Darcy, Cambridgeshire PE19 5SQ
Mick Smedley, 12A Bagshaw Street, Crewton, Derby DE24 8TX
Mike Mann, 90 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PL
Sue Becconsall, Coiners House, 12 Coiners Road, Mytholmroyd, West Yorks HX7 5BS
Kim Matthews, 7 Spencers View, Stella Riverside, Blaydon on Tyne NE21 4FT
Alison White, 6 Hillcrest Gardens, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4FE
Mo Kelly, 47 Ballacriy Park, Colby, Isle of Man IM9 4LX
Jeremy Carmichael, 1 Tintern Road, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8NG
Tune in to ITV “Tonight” Programme on Thursday 13 April (most regions at 19:30) to watch an interesting programme on healthy ageing that should feature some footage from the BMAF Indoor and an interview with Carole Filer (EMAC), Colin Field (SCVAC), Delbir Singh Deol (VAC), Tony Bowman (NMAC), Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (VAC) and Charles Eugster (VAC).
Well done to the BMAF team (largely I think SCVAC but not exclusively) that managed today’s BMAF 10k Road Race Championships held on the Gravesend Cyclopark in Kent. Glorious weather (a tad warm for most of us) and a warm welcome from the staff made for a good race. With representatives from eight area clubs we saw 108 finishers.
The results have been published and are available at :
The results for the Indoor Inter-Area T&F Challenge held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday 26 Feb 2017 have been published and are available below. Apologies for the delay but there have been some queries to resolve. These results are now winging their way to Po10.
Congratulations to SCVAC on their sweep of the board and we hope that you will all come to Solihull in July to enjoy further competition.
The timetable has been published for the EAMA Indoor T&F Challenge being held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday 26 Feb 2017.
The BMAF Open Cross Country Championship for 2017 will be held on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Wavertree Playground, Wellington Road, Liverpool.
The first race is for all women and M65+, is over a 6k course and starts at 12:00hrs. The second race is for M35 – 64, is over an 8k course and starts at 13:00hrs.
More details and race entries taken online via the BMAF OpenTrack system Please note there is no EOD. Entries to be completed by Sun 5 March 2017.
The BMAF 10 Mile Road Race for the 2017 Championship is once again part of the Netherhall 10 mile road race organised by Cumberland Athletic Club. It is at 11:00hrs on Sunday 26 Feb 2017.
This event is a single lap course in anticlockwise direction on mainly undulating country roads through the villages of Dearham, Bulgill and Crosby on the West Cumbrian coast.
All details and race entries taken online via the BMAF OpenTrack system Please note there is no EOD. Entries to be completed by Sun 12 Feb 2017.
Alex in the past has produced a beautiful calendar full of photos of athletes aged 60+; a book on Ageing Competitively and whose campaign is to project a positive image of ageing.
We wish her and the campaign every success.
A tribute to John Holt, IAAF General Secretary 1976-1991
We are sorry to hear of the passing of the former IAAF General Secretary and Masters athletics supporter, John Holt, at his home in York on 17 November from a heart attack, aged 77.
I got to know him quite well from 1984 when the IAAF was based in London and they started to get involved with World Masters Athletics. I was the Liaison Officer between the two Bodies as I was on WMA Council at that time and had a meeting with him once a week. He was a visionary, passionately promoting athletics for all, steering the IAAF to holding a World Championships, World Cup, World Indoor Championships and a World Junior Championships. He would have also helped to unite Masters with their National Governing Body had he continued post 1991.
Our sincere condolence to his wife Ann and their two sons.