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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

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Updated: 13-8-2017

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

Winter Competition
The winter season continues on Saturday 19 August - competition will be at Peacock Road (Adelaide Harriers Club Rooms), and will include the 10km SAMA State Champs Run at 2.11pm.
All support races are Scratch with the following start times: 1.57pm: 8km walk; 2.38pm: 5km run; 2.48pm: 4km walk; 2.58pm: 2.5km run; 1km run. Walks anti-clockwise / runs clockwise. Prizes to be won!

Photos by Roger Lowe from the competition at Bonython Park on 12 August can be viewed via the Gallery.

Please check the Competition Formats page for any last minute changes to the winter program . Results for all our winter competitions are available on the Results page as soon as possible after completion of the events.

Social News
Friday night dinner at The Highway cnr Marion Road and Anzac Hwy Plympton. Friday 15th September at 6pm.
Numbers are limited so please book soon. Please commit to your booking, so others don't miss out. contact Helen

Photos by Ros Lowe taken at the Christmas in July lunch on 23 July can be viewed via the Gallery.

This year's Weekend away will be at Mannum Caravan Park, Mannum from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2017. Cabins are still available to book, but bookings must close at the end of August.

20km Walk Championships Results
Results for the AMA 20km Walk Championships (incorporating the 20km SAMA State Champs Walk) held on Sunday 6 August
are available on the Results page.

Summer Program
The SAMA summer competition will commence on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End. The detailed Summer Program can be downloaded from the Programs page.

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 17 September.
For more details see the Training 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.

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.

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.
  • City-Bay Fun Run 2017 in Adelaide; September 17, 2017.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2017/18 in Adelaide; Commencing October 11, 2017.
  • Oceania Masters Championships 2018 - Dunedin NZ ; January 20-27, 2018.
  • AMA Track & Field Championships 2018 in Perth, WA; August 6, 2017.
  • WMA Championships 2018 - Malaga Spain ; September 5-16, 2018.

Previous Announcements/Events

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.

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

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.