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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

Australian Masters Athletics 20km Walk Championships - Adelaide 2017

The AMA 20km Walk Championships will be held in Adelaide on
Sunday 6 August, 2017.

SAMA is hosting these Championships for the three years. See here for details.
Closing date for entries is Saturday 31 July 2017.

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Updated: 21-07-2017

Winter Competition
The winter season continues on Saturday 22 July - competition will be at Felixstow Carpark (cnr Briar Rd & Riverside Drive). 8km walk/run; 4km walk/run; 2km/1km runs. All Yacht handicap, and expected start times for each event are available on the Competition Formats page. Prizes to be won!
Stop Press - The course will be modified because of construction work on our normal circuit - it will now be a 2km out and back course.

The SAMA Winter Program is available to download from the Programs page. Results for all our winter competitions are available on the Results page as soon as possible after completion of the events.

Start times for handicap weeks
For handicap weeks SAMA will publish a listing of all those who have competed during the winter season. For each person, the list will show their individual start times for the various distances that they may be interested in doing that week.

This list will be found by clicking on the upcoming date in the Results page on the web site, and will be available by the Thursday morning preceding each handicapped race date.
For more information see the
Competition Formats page.

Social News
A Christmas in July lunch will be held again this year on Sunday 23rd July 2017. Bookings have now closed.

This year's Weekend awaywill be at Mannum Caravan Park, Mannum from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2017. Cabins are still available to book.

Latest Newsletter
The June 2017 edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

Call for Team Managers
AMA is seeking applications for Team Manager for both Oceania Masters Championships in Dunedin, NZ (January 2018) and WMA Championships Malaga, Spain (September 2018). See the Events page for details.

New Committee
At the AGM held on Saturday 24 June, the Committee for 2017-18 was elected, as shown on the the Committee page.
We welcome Kathy Blute to the Committee, and Lisa Attenborough was elected as Treasurer. We thank Rodger Barber for his sterling service in that position over the past few years, and for the tireless work he has put as Treasurer during the three times he has held that office!

SAMA History
George White has produced an updated 2017 edition of 'Age is an Advantage' as a single web document, which is now available on the SAMA History page.

Club Uniforms
SAMA now has uniforms available to purchase on-line via local Adelaide store Sports Centre. See the Uniform page for information on purchase of all your uniform needs.

Winter Throws Training
A winter throwing group is being held at SA Athletics Stadium approximately every TWO WEEKS on Sunday mornings, starting at 9.30am until the end of September.
For more details see the Training page.

Upcoming events

    Full details for all events are available on the Events page, in the Calendar, or using the links below.
  • parkruns - A free, weekly, 5km timed run every Saturday at 8.00 am
  • Winter running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year.
  • SAMA Winter Program 2017 in Adelaide; Commencing April 22, 2017.
  • AMA 20km Walk Championships 2017 in Adelaide, SA; August 6, 2017.
  • ASA 30km Walk Championships 2017 SARWC event; August 12, 2017.
  • Oceania Masters Championships 2018 - Dunedin NZ ; January 20-27, 2018.
  • WMA Championships 2018 - Malaga Spain ; September 5-16, 2018.

Previous Announcements/Events

AMA Track & Field Championships - Darwin 2017
Results are available on the AMA Championships website. Photographs will be available at

Half-Marathon Championships Results
The results and placings for the SAMA State Championships Half-Marathon (held in conjunction with the Greenbelt Half-Marathon on 30 April 2017) are available on the Results page.

SAMA Awards
Each year awards are made for athletic excellence in our club. Categories for these awards parallel Australian Masters Athletic Awards and category winners are nominated to the AMA. Click here for information on the SAMA Athletic Awards, and to see the winners for 2016

Clare SA Masters Games
Full results from the Athletics competition can be downloaded from the Results page. Official Athletics photographs can be found on Geosnapshot's website and Alexander Furtado Photography website. Alexander Furtadoe is offering discount to SAMA members on photos purchased via his website - see here for more information.

An extensive range of excellent photos taken by Ros Lowe (and Edna Bates for the Masters Mile) can be viewed on our Facebook page via the Gallery

World Indoor Athletics Championships - Daegu
Congratulations to the SAMA athletes who took part in the WMA Indoor Champs. Their results can be downloaded from the Results page.

Click links to see details of an event

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About South Australian Masters Athletics


SA Masters Athletics (SAMA) was founded in 1971 as the SA Veterans Athletic Club and caters for men and women aged 30 years and above.  While membership is restricted to those over 30, children or grandchildren of members are most welcome to compete with us, as are members of ASA. Only members are eligible for Championships, trophies and prizes.

The main aim of the Club is to provide an ongoing competition program for mature age athletes and to especially cater for people of all athletic abilities.

We meet all year round on a weekly basis, with summer competition each Wednesday evening at SA Athletics Stadium, and each Saturday afternoon during the winter season. Each season (summer and winter), we conduct Championship events which are age graded based on 5 yearly age increments.   Certificates for all participants are presented at end of season presentations.

SAMA is affiliated with Australian Masters Athletics Inc and promotes the many Masters Athletics events held throughout Australia and the world.