Heather in acion the 2015 WMA champs and being presented with her Life Membership certificate in 2017 by president Stuart Cooper
Heather Carr joined the VAWC in 1987 and has been a member of the club continuously since then (30 years in total).
Heather has always been ready to assist the club, both officially and unofficially. She has had various roles as part of the VRWC committee
She has also been a wonderful role model to our younger walkers, and has won so many of our top club trophies and awards
Her performances at the various World Veterans/Masters championships
are amazing - a total of 35 individual gold and 7 individual silver
medals. Said another way, she has won medals in every one of her 20
appearances at the World Masters Championships.
She had the honour of being Australian team flag bearer at the 1997 (Durban) and 2013 (Porto Allegre) World Veterans championships.
She has of course dominated the Australian and Oceania Masters championships for just as long, rarely if ever losing a race, and amassing an almost unbelievable competitive record.
She has consistently set new World, Australian and Victorian Masters records from the W40 divison onwards. When I reviewed the list in January 2015, it stood at 4 World, 9 Australian and 23 Victorian records. It has grown since then!
In 2015, she was inducted into the Australian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame, a recognition well deserved.
Heather ticks all the boxes - a consummate competitor over many years, an inspirational role model for us all and an unstinting worker for the club and her Life Membership nomination was almost certainly overdue.
In 2017, Heather was awarded VRWC Life Membership, a just recognition for her contribution to the club as a competitor and as a committee member and as a role model to younger walkers.