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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!

AMA Half Marathon Championships 2019

Sunday 26 May 2019 Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT.

See the event details.

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

See the event details


XVII Australian Masters Games - Adelaide 2019

5 - 12 October, 2019

Entries now open - Gold Entry period until 1 May.

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Updated: 20-04-2019

SAMA Athletic Awards 2018
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.
The Early Bird Membership prize draw was also conducted, and Colin Hainsworth, Ros Lowe and Julia Lycett were the three winners, each receiving a refund of one year membership fees!

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

Winter Program
The SAMA winter competition is held each Saturday at various venues in the parklands around Adelaide, from May to September, commencing on Saturday 4 May 2019.
The detailed 2019 Winter Program can be found on the Programs page . Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version (v7 -updated 16 April 2019), since a number of changes have been made recently.

AMA T & F Championships - Melbourne 2019
The Championship Program, Event Entry List and Detailed Information for athletes are now available.

The SAMA Team Manager for the Melbourne Nationals is Viddy Jermacans. He will be the SAMA contact for all competition issues and act as coordinator/organiser for relay teams. His contact details are available on the Committee page.
SAMA members competing in the Nationals should also note the following, and if needed take action without delay!
- the wearing of the State (club) uniform is compulsory
- you must be a financial member for the year commencing 1 April 2019
Go now to On-line Membership/Renewals for membership renewal.

More Australian Records for SAMA Athletes
In recent months new Australian outdoor records were set by Anne Lang (W75 400m and W75 2000m Steeplechase) , Allan Mayfield (M70 2000m steeplechase), and Stephanie Noon (member of Australian W50 4x100m and 4X400m Relay teams). .

At the recent World Masters Indoor Championships in Torun, Allan Mayfield also set new M70 Australian indoor records in the 800m and 1500m, and was part of a team that also included Viddy Jermacans, who set an inaugural Australian indoor record for the 4x200m relay. Viddy himself broke the Australian M70 indoor high jump record in his pentathlon. Sarah Carthew (our UK-based member) also set a new W35 high jump record.

Port Pirie Masters Games
Photos taken by Ros & Roger Lowe at the Port Pirie Masters Games held at the weekend have been added to our Facebook Gallery. Results will be available at the Port Pirie Masters Games website

Summer Competition
The SAMA summer program has now finished. Results for all our summer competitions, including Championships, can be found on the Results page.
The photos from previous SAMA competitions can be viewed via the Gallery.

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.
  • AMA T & F Championships Melbourne 2019 - Melbourne, VIC ; April 26 -29, 2019.
  • SAMA Winter Program 2019 in Adelaide; Commences May 4, 2019.
  • AMA Half-Marathon Championships 2019 - Canberra, ACT; May 26, 2019.
  • Great Barrier Reef Masters Games - Cairns, QLD; May 23-26, 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.

Previous Announcements/Events

Social News
Photos taken at the Christmas Breakup / Fun Night held on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at Adelaide Harriers clubrooms can be viewed via the Gallery.

Alice Springs Masters Games
Ros Lowe posted some great photos on our Facebook page - view them through our Gallery. Results are available at

New Games records were set by Dennis Peck (M80 Shot), Ros Lowe (W70 800m) and Matt Lovell (M50 Hammer).

Age is an Advantage
The History Of Veterans/Masters Athletics In South Australia has been updated by its author, George White. It is available as a single downloadable PDF from the SAMA History page.

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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.