|Mark in action on the track.||Mark and Kate at Barcelona at the World Walking Cup in 1989|
Mark has been a member of the Victorian Race Walking Club since the late 1970s when he first joined as a junior member. His history with the club includes many milestones which include
At the moment he fulfils the following positions on the VRWC Committee
Apart from the many administrative tasks Mark has done for the club over many years, he has also been an active competitor and has represented VRWC, Victoria and Australia in racewalking competitions on many occasions.
He has represented Australia at 4 World Walking Cup events as follows
He has now moved into the Veteran ranks and has medalled at the last 2 World Veterans Championships.
At the WAVA Championships in England in 1999, he gained 2 silver medals in the 40-44 age group
and at the WAVA Championships in Brisbane in July 2001, he gained a further 2 silver medals in the same age group
He has also been active on a number of fronts on the Australian race walking scene. These include
He is also heavily involved in school sport and regularly helps organise various inter-school sporting competitions.
Mark continues to contribute to race walking at all levels with an enthusiasm that shows no signs of slowing. His life membership awarded this year is well deserved.