The club was formed in 1978 to encourage and provide competition for the increasing number of veteran runners who now make up over 50% of the adult running population of East Anglia and was known as Eastern Veterans Athletics Club (EVAC). In common with most similar athletics clubs, it has changed the “Veterans” reference to that of “Masters” and is now EMAC – Eastern Masters Athletic Club . EMAC does not see itself competing with other clubs for membership but seeks to work with other clubs for the benefit of Masters Athletes.
The club is affiliated to the British Masters Athletic Federation which is responsible for the administration of Masters athletics for both men and women together with the organisation of National Championships. EMAC has championship events over all road distances, at cross country, and track and field leagues.
If you would like to join EMAC, complete the membership application described here.
You can join EMAC as either a 1st or 2nd claim member and you will benefit from :
- You are able to compete in all the EMAC competitions;
You qualify to represent Eastern Masters in inter-area matches if selected; The BMAF magazine by sub; You are able to enter all BMAF events often for a lower entry fee and without the need to prove your age group; You qualify to represent Great Britain in international events if selected; Through BMAF you can enter the many international masters events around the world.