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Walkers  Graham Harrison
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Runners Paul Lainio
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Throwers Julia Lycett
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President David Bates
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Registrar Lisa Attenborough
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Webmaster David Bates
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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia


SAMA encourages you to enter these events - click on event details to find out more!

Australian Masters Athletics 20km Walk Championships - Adelaide 2019

Sunday 11 August, 2019.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 4 August

See the event details.

Mackay 2019Oceania Masters Athletics Championships - Mackay QLD 2019

31 Aug - 7 Sept, 2019

Entries open- close 21 July

See the event details


XVII Australian Masters Games - Adelaide 2019

5 - 12 October, 2019

Entries open - Early Bird period until 2 August.

See the event details

Australian Masters Athletics Championships 2020AMA Brisbane 2020

Brisbane, 10-13 April 2020


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Winter Program
The SAMA winter competition is held most Saturdays at various venues in the parklands around Adelaide, from May to September. See the Competition Formats page for further information.

July-August competition - full details of the upcoming competitions over the next few weeks are available here.
These will include the 20km walk, Half-Marathon and 10km run Championships, and the Winter T&F Meet.

The full 2019 Winter Program can be found on the Programs page . Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version (v8 -updated 22 May 2019).

Latest Newsletter
The June edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page. The next edition will be available from mid-August.

Fitzy's 5 Fun Run
Athletics SA is providing a wonderful opportunity for members of SA Masters Athletics to take part in the Fitzy’s 5 Fun Run on Sunday 4 August for HALF the standard price of entry. See here for details.

SAMA Winter T&F Meet
A Winter Track & Field competition will be held on Sunday 25 August 2019 at SA Athletics Stadium, just prior to the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships in Mackay. Full details including the program timetable for this event are available here.

Social News
Sunday Winter Lunch
See the Social Events page for details.

2019-2020 Committee
At the AGM held on Saturday 22 June, the Committee was appointed for the 2019-20 year. See the Committee page for further details about the Committee members.

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
  • Other running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year.
  • SAMA Winter Program 2019 in Adelaide; Commences May 4, 2019.
  • Fitzy's 5 Fun Run 2019 - Adelaide, SA; Aug 4, 2019.
  • AMA 20km Walk Championships 2019 - Adelaide, SA; Aug 11, 2019.
  • Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2019 - Mackay, QLD ; August 31 - September 7, 2019.
  • XVII Australian Masters Games - Adelaide, SA ; October 5 - 12, 2019.
  • AMA T & F Championships Brisbane 2020 - Brisbane, QLD ; April 10 -13, 2019.

Previous Announcements/Events

ASA Awards
The Athletics SA 2018-19 Awards Night was held on Friday 10th May, 2019 when the achievements of South Australian athletes were recognised for the past year.
Congratulations to the following SAMA members who received awards:
Anne Lang - O35 Female Track and Field
Allan Mayfield -O35 Male Track and Field
SA Masters summer premiership O35 Women
Peter Sandery -O35 Male road, X-country and walks

SAMA Athletic Awards & AMA Awards
At the Summer Presentation Night held on Wednesday 17 April, the SAMA Athletics Awards for 2018 were announced. Congratulations to all recipients and also to the runners-up. Full details can be found on the Awards page.
Particular congratulations to George White who was then announced as the winner of the Most Outstanding Individual Performance 2018 at the AMA Awards ceremony conducted at the Melbourne Nationals on 27 April.

AMA T & F Championships - Melbourne 2019
Full Results are available on the Melbourne 2019 website. See our Facebook page for posts about the wonderful results achieved by SAMA athletes - thanks to Ros Lowe for providing news of our medal winners. Photos can be found via our Gallery

The Early Bird Membership prize draw was conducted on 17 April , and Colin Hainsworth, Ros Lowe and Julia Lycett were the three winners, each receiving a refund of one year membership fees!


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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.