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NMAC Newsletter 09

Now then NMACers and Friends!! We are back after a haitus of a couple of months - I have not been able to keep this going out regularly due to many things but I hope to get the news to you more regularly now! Especially including the quarterly newsletter!

I say "and Friends" because approximately 200 people have subscribed to this newsletter who are not NMAC members - it's great that others want to keep abreast of our news and hopefully see what great events and opportunities we give our members. Some I know are not even 35 yet just waiting to be able to join in, others are from other regions and some are former members or just athletes in general - anyway, all are welcome!!

European Masters Championships

Northern Masters had so many great performances and medalists at these Champs that we could hardly keep up. For some reason the BMAF did not publish the results on their website but the British results can be found on Po10 HERE

Facebook was a great place to see the results and stories unfold as they happened - if you are not a member of the Group then please add yourself HERE and scroll back and have a look at some of the amazing results that we saw come in.

One I must quote: Victor Shirley (M75) reported:

Gold 1500m 5.51.66. Gold 5000m 21.45.65. Gold 10k 45.44 then mad rush to Caorle for relay. Silver 4 x 400 5.11.57 new British Record but beaten almost on the line by Germany. Amazing 13 days including Venice and an Air Display along the beach line with free stands on rehearsal day. Proud to be in NMAC and if you're a member and haven't done an International Event please have a go, the experience is memorable.


NMAC Committee

The Committee would like to invite enthusiastic members to get involved - some roles need very little involvement (Bling Secretary) and some just involve spreading the word in your clubs (NMAC Advocates), however we are looking for a few members to help out with a couple of more demanding roles.

If you would like to help in any way, spread the word, support the club or help make a real difference then please get in touch with a committee member!!! We are growing, and fast - and need more help to sustain it!

NMAC 10k's

The Northern Masters 10k Road Race Champs unfortunately clashed with the European Masters Champs, from which the Fixtures Secretary has learnt a lesson! The event was announced late too by the host club and it also coincided with my promotional blackout so numbers were understandably down. 

However we still had 30 entries who enjoyed a good even hosted by Spenborough AC and many thanks to all those who took part.

Ironically we had nearly as many do the track 10,000m championships held at Ashton - thanks to Saul and the team at East Cheshire for hosting yet again!! And yet again due to lack of competition in my age category I won gold! Just shows that in the younger age groups most are still competing in open age - the standard of some of the older age groups proves this as there were yet again some amazing performances!!!

We are planning to alternate track and road 5 and 10k's across Yorkshire and Lancashire/Cheshire/Greater Manchester in future to give variety. Watch this space for more info - and if anyone has anything to suggest then just get in touch!!

Members Newsletter

Just a quick reminder to "Update your preferences" at the bottom of this email - despite recent gaps you will get everything you need by email and in the Facebook Group so you don't need the printed copy of the newsletter.

We are trying really hard to keep membership fees down and this is the single biggest cost to our club - so far only 147 of you members have opted out of the printed copy - please take the time to update before the Christmas issue comes out!!!

Online Entries are coming!

I have been taking soundings of our members and most would be willing to pay 50p or so per event extra to enter online - actually cheaper than the cost of a stamp and envelope these days - so you will soon start to see online entries available!

Off course we will still produce a paper form for those who don't want to enter online but the majority (and my postman!) will I am sure rejoice in the ease of entering our events in future!!


2 of our good friends who have really embraced our events of late got married recently - not content with stealing the limelight on FB they then proceeded to head to New York for the Marathon (after already setting an incredible pb at the Amsterdam Marathon on the Stag do!).

Massive congratulations and NMAC hugs to Rich Harrison and Sara Morrow - we will see you both at the 5k Road Champs soon!!

Oh yes - and they met some guy who they call the GOAT! Apparently not just a bit quick he appears to be a great guy too!!! 

Also in the Big Apple...

One of our newest members Simon Newton recently posted:

My 6 medals which form the Abbott World Marathon Majors and the #SixStarFinisher

⭐️ Chicago Marathon 2004
⭐️ Berlin Marathon 2008 (x3)
⭐️ Boston Marathon 2011
⭐️ London Marathon 2012 (x15)
⭐️ Tokyo Marathon 2016
⭐️ New York Marathon 2019

Fantastic mate well done! Next to be seen running our 5k road championships in Leeds!!!

Speaking of which...

Our 5k Road Championship in Leeds has closed for Championship entries, however you can still enter as a guest.

We have to date 65 entries - that is more than any non-track event since I started counting back in 2013! If anyone else wants to come along and run as a guest then please get in touch!!


Northern Masters Half Marathon    19/01/2020    Helsby 
NMAC XC Championships, Cheshire   01/02/2020 Winsford
European Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships   15-21 Mar 2020   Braga, Portugal

Thank you......

If you made it this far well done- thank you for being part of our community, we hope you like what you see and want to get involved! If you would like to help out in any way that would be great, otherwise stay healthy until the next instalment!!

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