Last weekend Madeira hosted again the Masters for an excellent organized meeting in the WA certificated Stadium of Ribeira Brava.
Beautiful located in a valley and easy to reach from Madeira’s capital Funchal. Master Athletes from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Portugal took part in the different events that were offered by AARAM.
It was the first International Masters event in 2021 under the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. The regional government of Madeira could make outdoor sports possible because all passengers arriving at the Cristiano Ronaldo Airport have been tested before or directly (for free!) at the airport.
For most of the athletes it was the first time to meet their athletics’ friends in a competition again. The atmosphere during the weekend was very friendly and the hosting organizer represented a motivated and competent team of officers, judges and volunteers.
The weekend finished with a friendship dinner offered by the sport authorities of Madeira who were represented by the Minister of Sport and his deputy.
EMA President Kurt Kaschke represented the EMA Council and participated as well. He encouraged AARAM President Luís Alberto Policarpo de Gouveia to continue in 2022 with the International Masters’ Athletics Meeting in January 22nd and 23rd. AARAM will as well offer the ½ Marathon and the Marathon the weekend before.
The temperature on Madeira is very mild and a kind of unique is its weather: on a day you might have all four seasons together.
Just put these days into your calendar because it can be your training camp before staring in Braga for European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships.
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Photos of the meeting on Enyo Freitas facebook page https://www.facebook.com/enyo.freitas