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Runners Paul Lainio
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Throwers Julia Lycett
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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.

See the event details

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Updated: 21-05-2019

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 25 May
- competition will be at West Beach Car Park (Barcoo Road). 10km walk/run; 5km walk/run; 2.5km run. All Yacht handicap, and approximate start times can be found here. A Beach Run is planned.
Prizes to be won!

The following results are available on the Results page:
- for SAMA members who took part on 18/5/2019 in various parkruns (5km walk or run), and in the Joint Meet with SARWC (3km and 6km walks)
- for the SAMA Teams entered in the ASA Ekiden Relay on 19/5/2019 (full ASA results available here ).
Some great Photos taken by Steve Trutwin at the ASA Ekiden Relay can be seen via our Gallery.

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

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.

This year's Weekend away will be at Clare Holiday & Caravan Park, Clare Valley from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019. Cabins are available to book. See the Social Events page for details.

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

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

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.
  • 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

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!

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 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.


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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.