​​​​​​​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, see websites for more information.

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NHB Masters T&F January to April 2024 

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.

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                                   ​​​​​​NHB Masters T&F October - December 2023 season. 

At last, after a full upgrade to the track and  drainage Athletics Auckland Mt Smart Re-opened  for competition on Saturday 14 October 2023 with a Pre-McKinnon Shield meeting. New NHB records were set by M30 Chris Trent 10000m 34:08.57 and M75 David Anstiss Shot Put 8.03m; Club and NZMA Record 80mH 17.15s.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Athletics Auckland T&F Including Auckland Masters Championships 5/6 Febuary Pakuranga/Millennium.

Good weather pervailed over the two days, but with huge head winds it affected all races. Only 40 masters [17 from NHB's] from Auckland area entered the Championships, this was down from previous years and may have been the venue change as the usual Mt Smart venue which is having a complete  renovation.                                                       Due to the low numbers many of the age groups had only one or two athletes in their event, to make good racing age groups were almagated.                                                                                                                                                        NHB MM60 Ho Young Do broke his own New Zealand High Jump record increasing it to 1.56m. A total of 41 a/g titles were won by the Bays masters.

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2022 Pan Pacific Masters Games Gold Coast High Performance Centre 5/11/22 to 7/11/2022.

After three cancellations of the Pan Pac Games due to covid, fourteen NHB masters made the trip to a warm, sunny Gold Coast for their first overseas athletics meeting since 2019. As in the past, the Track and Field was well organised and run mostly to time except some of the throwing events had a very late finish on some days due to the large numbers of competitors in some age groups. In the sprints, the athletes had three days of strong following tail winds up to +4m/s assistance which curtailed any records. Unfortunately, two of the team sustained injuries on the first day in the 100m finals and failed to finish and had to withdraw from their other remaining races.     Overall, 12 athletes came away with 27 Gold; 14 Silver and 10 Bronze medals, a Great haul.  Well done to all, and glad to say that the two injured sprinters are on the mend.

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2022 NZ Masters National T&F Championships, Wellington 2/12/2022 to 4/12/2022.

 Following many months of Covid distruptions, 10 NHB athletes were pleased to be able to head off down to "windy Wellington" for the 48th National T&F Championships which normally would have been held earlier in the year [March], Due to the change to December, a slightly smaller contingent of athletes attended. The "weather gods" overall were kind to athletes, Saturday and Sunday saw a beautiful Wellington days but with changeable windy condititions athletes were never sure which directions it was blowing in, despite this athletes were able to set PB, Club. Auckland and National records.

Several Auckland and NHB athletes were recipients at the annual NZMA awards dinner on Saturday evening for their achievements during the 2021 season. [See below for NHB winners]

NZMA Awards: Christine Waring Womens Sprints; Hee Sun Kim Womens High Jump; Wim Luijpers Mens Middle Distance; David Anstiss Mens Hurdles.

At the Championships, the 10 NHB members between them won 22 National titles; 15 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

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