Queensland Masters Athletics Association (QMA) promotes fitness, fun and friendship through a range of athletic activities for everyone, from beginner to age group elite standard. Membership starts from 30 years through to 100+.
Competition is conducted in 5 year age divisions, .e.g. M40-44, W55-59. The association currently has around 400 members from all walks of life, all levels of ability and all parts of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Watch Queensland Masters athletes in action on their home grounds and abroad. Click on the pic below.
Closing Date for entries: 1st May 2017.
Click the link below to go to the website for details.
Website: AMA Championships Darwin 2017
Or itchy throwing arms, jumping legs etc ? Then the Gold Coast Region has the solution! They are running Sunday competitions throughout the cooler months, with the next meet this Sunday the 30th April.
So whether you're preparing for Darwin or another event, or just want to keep the competitive juices flowing, get on down to the Griffith University Gold Coast track one Sunday. Check the QMA calendar for program details.
Vertical leapers, here is your chance to tune up your technique with High Jump coach Dan O'Sullivan. There will be 3 sessions leading up to the National Championships in Darwin, with the first session on Sunday the 23rd April - please check the calendar for more details.
All QMA members are welcome - only a $5.00 track fee applies. So whether your vertical journey is just starting, or you're aiming high, Dan's your man!
Cross Country runners - Next Saturday 6 May QMA Short Course CC Championship.
Half Marathon runners - Details of new event format HERE
Results to end April have been posted.
The Brisbane competition season has ended, but the Gold Coast roles on through winter and there are also many opportunities to compete as a Masters Athlete in out-of-stadia events.
So now is the opportunity to join or renew with QMA at a discount for 2016-17 if you have not already done so - follow this link: Online Membership or see the Membership page for more detail.
Also for our NQ members, the ANQ membership season is now open and you can register as an ANQ Masters Athlete here: ANQ Masters Registration
The SAF (warm-up) track at Nathan will be closed from 3rd April for resurfacing. It is expected to re-open in time for the next QMA season.
QMA athletes will be able to train on the main track but the track fee of $5.00 will be payable.
This will also apply to participants in the coaching sessions to be run by QMA – QMA will cover the costs of coaching, but participants will be responsible for paying the $5.00 track fee.
(Note that the track fee has always been applicable, but has generally not been collected at the regular Wednesday and Saturday morning training sessions.)