Marge Allison inducted 2016
“A glamorous beacon in both athletics and life”
Marge has been an outstanding competitor in Masters athletics for over thirty years. In that time she has competed in nearly every event from the sprints to 800m, long and short hurdles, long and high jump, relays, multi-events and a marathon. In all these events Marge has set numerous records at World, Oceania, National and State levels. Following the honour of being flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony at the World Championships in Buffalo in 1995, Marge went on to break the 400m World Record in 58.51 thus becoming the first 50 year old woman in history to run a sub 60 second 400m. In 2010 Marge became only the second woman to win the prestigious John Landy Trophy. Marge is not only dedicated to her training but also the encouragement of others and the promotion of the sport of athletics.
Lyn Ventris inducted 2016
“Fitness” walker to World Champion walker
Introduced to the sport of race walking by a friend in 1996 Lyn quickly progressed from a keen “fitness” walker to a champion race walker. Lyn still competes in open competition and is consistently an outright winner across all age groups in World Masters competitions. Lyn holds a considerable number of World, Australian and State records in both Masters and open competition from 3000m track to 20km road walks. A firm believer that competitive sports continue throughout life, Lyn regularly pro- motes race walking, masters athletics, general health, fitness and well being. She often assists younger athletes with coaching clinics focussing on rules, technique and sportsmanship. Lyn’s greatest honour is her selection as IAAF Female Masters Athlete of the Year in both 2011 and 2012.