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Walkers  Graham Harrison
0439 500751
Runners Paul Lainio
0478 222544
Throwers Julia Lycett
0419 825802
President David Bates
0413 023075
Registrar Lisa Attenborough
0404 120813
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

Preliminary information available

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Updated: 12-06-2019

Latest Newsletter
The June edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page. This a bumper edition packed full of interesting information and news - its well worth a read from 'cover to cover'!

Social News
The next Friday night dinner will be at the Hackney Hotel, Hackney. Friday 14th June 2019 at 7pm.
Bookings essential by Tuesday 11th June. See the Social Events page for details.

Sunday Winter Lunch
Please join us on a cold winter’s Sunday for a warm, friendly lunch and afternoon. Family and friends welcome. Sunday 4th August 2019 at 12.30pm for drinks for a 1pm lunch. Balhannah Hotel. See the Social Events page for details.

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 full details.
Saturday 15 June- competition will be at Peacock Rd. (Adelaide Harriers Club Rooms) and will include the 15km SAMA State Champs Walk at 1.00pm. Other races; 1.45pm: 10km walk; 2.11pm: 10km run; 2.33pm: 4km walk; 2.53pm: 4km run; 3.00pm: 2km run. Races are Scratch (start times as shown); Anti-clockwise walkers' course.

Some great Photos taken by Steve Trutwin at the ASA Ekiden Relay on 18/5/2019 and at West Beach on 25/5/2019 can be seen via our Gallery.
The detailed 2019 Winter Program can be found on the Programs page . Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version (v8 -updated 22 May 2019), since changes have been made recently as noted in the latest version.

AMA call for EOI
AMA is seeking Expressions of Interest from those wishing to be considered for selection as Australian Team Manager for the 2020 World Masters Championships. The Championships will be held from the 20 July to the 1 August, 2020 in Toronto, Canada.
See the EOI document for further information. Closing date is 21 June 2019.

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

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.
  • Gold Coast Marathon 2019 - Gold Coast, QLD ; July 6-7, 2019.
  • AMA 20km Walk Championships 2019 - Adelaide, SA; May 26, 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

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.