EMAA is proud to be able to field an International Cross Country from the members of the Area Clubs as well as promote Inter-Area XC events
EMAA is one of the four Regional Associations that make up the BMAF collective along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
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.
EMAA promotes events for the benefit of its eight 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 EMAA to cover expenses. Financial support & assistance is also received from England Athletics. They also support both the Indoor & Outdoor T&F Inter-Area matches.
It is with great sadness that we record the passing of this much loved man. You will remember him handing you your number as you registered at our Track & Field Championships and always wishing you good luck. For years he officiated at the popular Road Relays in Sutton Park.
War deprived him of Olympian status; he was a Reserve for the 1948 London Olympics. He had such a pile of Worcester County AA medals before he reached Masters age that he offered them back to the County, he had won 38 Gold. He never retired, not even from earning a living and contributing hugely to our sport whilst his wife Irene did the Seeding, Recording and other tasks for us. He won numerous BMAF age group events on the track and as a cross-country runner. As a 70-year old he was still helping a local farmer and could be found hunking bales of hay etc.
He and Irene have given their time and expertise generously not only to our sport, but to their community, local schools etc. Without such volunteers, we would all be so much poorer. At 96 he leaves us after a very fulfilling life.
We offer our sincere condolence to Irene and his family.
A new European Record for Julia Machin of MMAC in High Jump
In the match between six area
clubs there were eight other CBPs and many closely contested events. MMAC
athlete W45 Julia Machin cleared 1.65m in the high jump to add two centimetres
to the previous record.
other CBPs were
Sally Hine W70 60m. 10.34 MMAC Dominic Bradley M40 200m. 22.96 MMAC Giuseppe Minetti M50 200m. 24.62 VAC Tina Wickens W50 400m. 65.05 MMAC Mark Symes M50 1500m. 4:17.69 SCVAC Joanne Willoughby W50 Long Jump 4.82 MMAC Carolyn Derbyshire W35 2k. Walk 10:32.77 MMAC Noel Blatchford W70 2k. Walk 13:24.41 SCVAC
… and the Team Results were :
TEAM MEN WOMEN TOTAL MMAC 207 167 374 EMAC 188 148 336 SCVAC 156 135 291 VAC 165 110 275 WMAA 125 149 274 SWVAC 78 16 94
The EAMA cross country team selection process has been changed and there will now be a selection race for the teams to compete in the 2020 British & Irish Masters Cross Country International to be held in Dublin on 14 November 2020. The selection race will be held on 10 Oct 2020 and it will be incorporated within a North Midlands Cross Country League race. The team will be selected in all 5-year age categories. The venue for the race will be Markeaton Park, Kedlesdon Road, Derby DE22.
Full details and the selection for are available here :