North Harbour Bays Athletics Inc
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 and "have a go". 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 or AMA ,New Zealand Masters Athletics, see websites for more infomation.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++NHB Masters T&F 2023/2024 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
Friday Day 1: Nine Bays masters took part in the afternoon/evening session and between them won 10 Golds and 9 Silver medals.NZMA records.
Saturday Day 2:
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.
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.
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.
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.