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.
We now have the published results from the 2016 British & Irish Masters International XC held in Tolcross Park, Glasgow Saturday 12 November 2016.
B&I Masters Women & M65+ Results
B&I Masters Men 50-64 Results
B&I Masters Men 35-49 Results
B&I Masters Open Races Results
Overall Team Results Results
Congratulations to the Male and Female runners from England, winning the the “Combined Groups & Overall” and many thanks to the selectors and team managers. Great job.
Picture of England Team below courtesy of Bobby Gavin
Photos by Bobby Gavin are available to view and purchase at http://www.thatonemoment.co.uk/british-and-irish-masters-international
The process to select the England team for the XC being held on Sat 12 November 2016 at Glasgow was undertaken at the beginning of October and since then the selectors have been in touch will all those that were initially selected and the planned reserves. In the intervening time, the team has been refined as prospective runners have confirmed or declined the opportunity to run. This is always a “dynamic” situation because of injuries and other unplanned conflicts in athletes diaries.
The selectors are now in a position to publicise the proposed team (although we are all too aware that more changes may be forced upon them) as availability alters. The current list passed to me is appended below. This will be updated with version control if I receive any further changes.
2016 XC England Team
A link for you so that you can keep in touch with what’s happening in Perth :
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
The T&F Outdoor Inter-Area Match 2017 is expected to be held in the first three weeks of July 2017 but the date and the venue is still to be firmed up. This page will be updated as soon as more information is known.
The T&F Indoor Inter-Area Match 2017 is scheduled for the 26 Feb 2017 at Lee Valley Athletic Centre, Meridian Way, London, N9 0AR. The closing date for entries will be 24 Feb 2017 and should take place via OpenTrack on the BMAF site. Links will be added when details and entries become available.