​​​​​​​Masters Track & Field

At North Harbour Bays Athletics Club our Track & Field Masters athletes cover running, jumping and throwing at all levels of competition. Our group/s are very friendly, welcoming and social, and we warmly welcome new members to join us.  Masters athletes compete in 5 year age-divisions age for Male & Female 30 + Running events (60m to 10,000m; Long,Triple & High Jump; Shot, Hammer, Discus, Javelin, Weight. To complete in World Masters Athletics championships age starts at 35 M/W.   Numerous masters competition are held annually, including National and Auckland Championships. T&F season from October to March.  To take part in Athletics Auckland meetings the athlete has to belong to a recognised Athletics club.  NOTE: AMA is not a registered as a club and are not able to take part in AAI meetings, but can take part in New Zealand Masters Athletics North / South Island and National Championships.

For full details see Athletics Auckland; AMA; New Zealand Masters Athletics,  websites for more information.


NHB Masters T&F January to June 2024 

Oceania Masters T&F Championships 1st-8th June 2024 Suva Fiji.

Five NHB masters took part and enjoyed good hot condititions and top class competition in both track and field events and ended up with 10 Gold- 4 silver and 3 bronze medals between them.                                                       David Anstiss M75 had a very busy week winning Golds in the Decathlon [10 events] David won the Wortld Masters Championship in 2016] and followed by winning the High Jump; Long Jump; Triple Jump; Pole Vault; 300mH and set Championships records in all the events and Silver in the 60m. M55 Gavin Hall taking part in first Decathlon came away the Gold. M60 Mark Lett won Golds in the Pole Vault; Long Jump and Pentathlon.  Delwyn Smith W60 won Gold in the Pole Vault and Silver Hammer Throw.  Karen Hulena W60 won Silver in the 800m and High Jump and bronze in the 400m; Long Jump and Pentathlon.


NZMA National T&F Championships 16-18th February Nga Puna Wai Christchurch. 

Bays Masters medal blitz !                                                                                                                                                                The Championships attracted two hundred athletes including forty-two from Auckland that included seventeen form NHB made the trip down to Christchurch new track within the new sports hub. Athletes enjoyed sunny and warm conditions over the weekend. The meeting began on Friday afternoon with field events while the track had long hurdles followed by 3000m track walks and 3000m races. Saturday was the first of the sprint with the 100m and were run down the home straight, the following day due to a wind change the 60m and 200m were run the reverse way, with electroinc timing taken opposite the 200m start. [perhaps something all new tracks should now have].           

NHB set the following records:

M50 Mark Lambert 200m 23.10 NZ/AMA/Club R; M55 David Blackford PV 3.45m NZ/AMA/CR  and 100m 12.29 C/R;   M65 James Thomas Weight Throw 16.82m and Javelin 37.59m both AMA/CR; M60 Tim Turner 400m 62.87 CR. 

W50 Althea Mackie Hammer throw 44.05m; W55 Phillipa Green 60m 8.84 AMA/CR - 100m 13.91 AMA/CR and 200m 29.83 CR; W80 Chris Waring 60m 10.87 NZ/AMA/CR.

On Saturday evenings NZMA dinner and awards evening NHB athletes won "Master of Year" awards for 2022/23 season; Sprints Male: M50 Mark Lambert; Throws Arno van der Westhizen [2]; Jumps M75 David Anstiss.      Female: Throws W60 Anne Goulter.                                                                                                                               Congratulations to all the club masters who took part in a quality Championships this year, and won between them;  46 Gold; 20 Silver and 7 bronze medals, the most one group of masters have won at a National Championships.                                                                                                                                                                              At the Auckland McKinnon meeting the same weekend two more records were set -M75 David Anstiss 300mH AMA/CR and W55 Kaen Davison 3000m T/W.




New Zealand Masters North Island Championships 1st - 3rd December 2023

Ten NHB masters travelled down to the Championships and between them won 31 firsts; 15 2nd and 1 3rd place. [No medels are awarded at this meeting] over the two & half days. Bays athletes set four National; seven AMA and club records. Friday and Saturday session were held in good condititions, however on the Sunday morning early heavy rain set-in so a good number of athletes decoded to return home.


Daikin Night of 5's AUT Millennium Stadium Saturday 16th December 2023

Ten NHB masters took part in the mens and womens 5000m races, congratulations to W30 Laura Nagle for winning the womwns "A" 5000m race in a new PB. Masters 100m men and womens races were held under the new 2023 WMA age graded  percentage calculations. Two heats were needed for the mens 100m due to 9 athletes to elimate just one unlucky athlete who had the lowest percentage in the heats. Winner of the actual final, Mark Lambert NHB [50] 11.79; 2nd Andrew Weekes ACA [41] 12.29; 3rd Gulap Singh [34] Waitakere12.33 [both ex NHB members]  When the final percentage's were calculated on the athletes actual age on the day, the top three were; Mark Lambert 89.97%; 2nd Grant Hodges NHB [58] 89.75%; 3rd David Blackford NHB [59] 89.23%.                             In heat 2, Mark's time of 11.78 was a new national M50 100m record.                                                                                  The womens 100m final four NHB masters lined up and the overall winner of both the final and a/g percentages was Phillip Green [55]14.37 & 83.66%; 2nd Jill Hayman [62] 15.41/82.59; 3rd place Cherie McAlister [34] 16.05 / 65.34%; 4th Chrissie Waring [80] 18.09 / 3rd with 82.37%. Chrissie's 18.09 broke her own NZMA 100m record that she set a few weeks earlier.                                                                                                                                                       The masters athletes wish to thank Paul Hamblyn and his crew for organising the meeting once again- THANKS.

Some of the masters had a short break over the holidays and back in training and looking forward to 2024 with Auckland Athletics T&F Champs which include the Auckland Masters championships followed two weeks later by the NZ Masters National T&F Championship being held in Christchurch.


Astralian Masters Games Adelaide 7th - 12th October 2023. 

Three club masters took part in the T&F meeting and between them won Seven Golds: Four Silvers and oneBronze medals.   New into her W80 age group, Chrissie  Waring won the 60/100/200/400m events and set a NNZMA/Club record in the 100m and club record in the 400m. Also into a new age group W75 Anne Deleiros taking part in her first full thows meeting won the SP/ 2nd Discus and H ammer and bronze in the throws pentathlon.  M75           Tony Deleiros set a new club/AMA records in winning the 400m and also won the 60m and 2nd in both the 100/200m.  TD



Australian Masters T&F Championships 10th-13th March 2023 Sydney Olympic Park.

NHB masters taking part in the event

Friday Day 1 results: 60m M50 Scott Dorset 3rd 7.90 w 0.1;  100m 5th 12.68 w 1.1

M55 Grant Hodges 2nd 7.91 w1.2 NHB record.; 100m 2nd 12.29 w 2.3 

W55 Karen Hulena 4th High Jump.

W75 Chrissie Warning 60m 1st 11.05 w2.6; 100m 2nd 18.02 w 4.1.

Saturday Day 2 results: 200m M50 Scott Dorset H2 3rd 26.95 w-1.0 Final 7th 26.51 w-0.2;

200m Grant Hodges M55 H1 1st 26.37 w -0.7, Final DNF.

200m W75 Chrissie Waring 2nd 39.29 w -1.0

W 55 Karen Hulena 5th Long Jump

Sunday Day 3 results: 400m W55 Karen Hulena 7th 1:24.34.

400m W75 Chrissie Waring  1st 1: 41.20.