General enquiries: 
Walkers  Graham Harrison
0439 500751
Runners John Hore
0417 858882
Throwers David Bates
0413 023075
President George White
0419 348888
Registrar Harry Hayford
8271 3874
Webmaster David Bates
0413 023075
Page Directory: 
About Us
Competition Formats
Race Maps
AMA Nationals 2016 (results / photos)
Special SAMA Events
On-line Membership/Renewals
Club Records & Awards
Social Events
Coaching & Training
SAMA History

Gold/Silver Sponsors - Nationals 2016

SAMA Sponsors in 2016

Refer to the Membership page for the benefits we achieve from our sponsors.
Please let a Committee member know if you are aware of other businesses who are potential sponsors. Free Calendar



Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

Australian Masters Athletics 20km Walk Championships - Adelaide 2016

The 2016 AMA 20km Walk Championships were held in Adelaide on
Sunday 28 August, 2016.

The Results and Photos of the event are available here.

SAMA will be hosting these Championships for three years.

World Masters Athletics Championships - Perth 2016

The WMA Championships will be held in Perth, WA from
26 October - 6 November, 2016.

Nationals 2016 Facebook linkLike the Perth 2016 Facebook page and keep up to date on all the news leading up to the World Championships.

See the Events page for information about athletes' requirements. Full details at Entries have now closed.

SAMA Facebook linkBulletin Board
Updated: 28-08-2016

Latest Newsletter
The August 2016 edition of SA Masters News is available to download from the Newsletters page.

Social News
John Martin’s photos of the last dinner at the Calendonian Hotel can be seen via the Gallery.

Winter Program 2016
Saturday 3 September - competition will be at Wakefield Rd (East of East Terrace).
Full details of the weekly SAMA Winter competition, including the run/walk distances and start times can be found on the Competition Formats page.

Results for all our winter competitions are available on the Results page as soon as possible after completion of the events. Photos taken by John Martin and Ros & Roger Lowe at the competitions can be viewed via the Gallery.

An updated version of the full program for the 2016 Winter Season and maps of the courses are available to download from the Programs page.

To give greater choice to the winter “sprint” group a 1km race will be included on 3rd September and 10th September.

Change to venue for Winter Presentation
Please note that the last Winter competition on 10 September will now be at Burbridge Road, and will be followed by the Winter wind-up in the Scout Hall (changed from Pulteney Grammar). Details of the run/walk events to be advised, but they will still be Turkey handicap.

AMA Team Manager, Daegu 2017
Expressions of Interest are now being called for the position of Team Manager for the WMA Indoor Championships to be held in Daegu 19-25 March 201. See the Events page for further details.

Summer Program
The SAMA summer competition will commence on Wednesday 5 October. For full details and to download the Summer Program, see the Programs page.
Information about activating ASA membership for the summer season is also available there.

SAMA Committee 2016-17
At the AGM held on Saturday 25 June the Committee for 2016-17 was elected - see the Committee page for their details. The SAMA By-Laws have been updated to include the new membership fee structure, as approved at the AGM.

Winter Throws Training
A winter throwing group will be held at SA Athletics Stadium every TWO WEEKS on Sunday mornings, starting at 9.30am until the beginning of October.
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.
  • Torrens, Lochiel & Mt. Barker parkruns - A free, weekly, 5km timed run every Saturday at 8.00 am
  • Winter running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the Winter.
  • SAMA Winter Program 2016 in Adelaide; Commenced May 7, 2016.
  • AMA Winter Throws Championships 2016 in Wollongong, NSW; October 1-3, 2016.
  • World Masters Athletics Championships - Perth 2016 in Perth, WA; October 26-November 6, 2016.
  • 2017 Australian Masters Combined Events Championships in Bendigo, VIC; January 7-8, 2017.
  • AMA Half Marathon Championships 2017 in Hobart, TAS; January 15, 2017.
  • WMA World Indoor Championships 2017 in Daegu City, South Korea; March 19-25, 2017.
  • AMA Track & Field Championships 2017 in Darwin, NT; June 9-12, 2017.
Previous Announcements

Membership Renewals
Membership fees become due on 1st April each year (refer to the
On-line Membership/Renewals page).
Club Uniforms
See the Uniform page for information on purchase of all your Uniform needs.

Nationals 2016 - final wrap
All Results have been finalised and a Results Book has been produced that contains a complete set of results for the Championships, and also the outcomes for all the special Awards made, plus new Australian records and Championship records that were achieved. For details see the AMA Championships 2016 Results page.

AMA Awards
The SAMA Athletic Awards for 2015 were presented at the Summer Presentation Night on 23/3/2016 - see the Records & Awards page for details. Photos taken during the presentation by Roger Lowe can be viewed via our Facebook Gallery.

The SAMA 2015 Athletics Awards winners were finalists for the AMA Awards, which were presented at the Awards Dinner during the AMA Championships in Adelaide.

Lyn Peake received the award for Sprints, and Valmai & David Padget received the award for Administrator/Official of the Year. Full results of the AMA Awards can be fouind on the AMA website.

Click links to see details of an event

View full calendar

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.   Medallions for age group winners and place getters 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.