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Summer Competition

A full range of track and field disciplines is covered during the summer season at SA Athletics Stadium each Wednesday evening, starting on 17 October 2018, with the events alternating each week as shown in the Summer Program, and summarised below.

This year track events will again be divided between three separate programs, alternating over a three week cycle, which are designated A, B and C . The field events programs will continue to alternate every two weeks, and these are designated as 1 and 2. The specific dates on which each type of program will be held can be found in the Summer Program which is available to download (updated 14/12/2018).

The timetables for both track and field events have changed since last year (see below).

Next Summer Meets

The summer competition will continue on the following dates in 2019 at SA Athletics Stadium, with programs according to the timetable below:

Wednesday 20 February with Program B,2 events (scratch).

Wednesday 27 February with Program C,1 events (handicap) - includes State Championships Men’s and Women’s Short Hurdles (5.40pm start). Please nominate at least one week before!

Wednesday 6 March with Program A,2 events (scratch) - includes State Championships Men’s and Women’s Long Hurdles (5.40pm start). Please nominate at least one week before!

Sunday 10 March -Throws Pentathlon and 10km Walk / Run State Championships (see below for more information). Please nominate at least one week before!

Full details of the State Masters Athletics Championships are available. Competitors should nominate by the preceeding week for all championships (apart from the Main T&F Championships). Sheets will be available at the check-in desks at the stadium.

A summary of the Hot Weather Contingencies (extracted from the Extreme Weather section of the SAMA By-Laws) can be downloaded from the Information page.

Scratch v handicap races

Unless indicated as a 'scratch' program, the runs and walks are conducted using predetermined handicaps.

Each week the program will be designated either as 'scratch' or as 'handicap', which will alternate in a bi-weekly cycle. The Program shows the dates for scratch and handicap weeks.

On handicap days if more than 1 heat is required for 400, 800, 1000 or 1500m – the faster heat will be scratch.

Walking events

In the spirit of inclusion SAMA introduced Club Walking into its program last year, to encourage current walkers who struggle with bent knees, previous walkers who no longer compete for fear of disqualification and runners who might like to try walking without the pressure of full Race walking rules.

SAMA will continue to have two types of walking in its competition – Race Walking and Club Walking.

Race Walking will continue under IAAF rules with the “No advantage” concept applied as is done at National and International competition.

Club Walking has been introduced, where the only rule is that there would be no running - which for our purposes will be defined by the requirement to always have one foot on the ground (bent knees will not be an issue). Walkers in this category can still be disqualified if they break the contact rule!

From December 2018, during normal SAMA competition in the Track & Field season, the differentiation between the two groups of walkers will only apply for 'scratch' races. For 'handicap' races (which are not judged) all walkers will be competing in a single group.

As both types of walking would be in the same race the type of walking must be nominated on entry into 'scratch races'. We will have some distinguishing feature on Race Walkers. Both types will have their own Club Championship events but there will only be records for Race Walking (which must fulfill the criteria for setting SAG records) and only Race Walkers would be eligible for the SAMA Walks Award.

Other information

The timetables for both track and field events have changed since last year (see below). Lap scoring - please read the information in accompanying document.

The weight and size of implements used for the throws varies according the gender and age group of the competitor (see the AMA website for current specifications).

Multi-events, steeplechase and 10,000m run/walk are not held as part of the normal program, but are included in the SAMA summer championships. This year the hurdles championships will again be run prior to normal competition on two Wednesdays.

SAMA membership covers competition fees for the normal weekly program, but a stadium entry fee is charged by the Stadium management.

A summary of the Hot Weather Contingencies (extracted from the Extreme Weather section of the SAMA By-Laws) can be downloaded from the Information page.

Program Timetables 2018-2019

eg. Program A,1 = TrackA + Field1

Men and women compete together. W designates a Race-walk / Club-walk.

On handicap days if more than 1 heat is required for 400, 800, 1000 or 1500m – the faster heat will be scratch.

Track A

Time

 

Track B

Time

 

Track C

Time

 

Field 1

Time

 

Field 2

Time

60m

5.55pm

1000mW

5.50pm

1000m

5.55pm

Hammer

5.55pm

Weight

5.55pm

1500m

6.05pm

800m

6.05pm

1500mW

6.05pm

HJ

6.35pm

Discus

6.30pm

800mW

6.20pm

100m

6.15pm

2000m

6.20pm

Javelin

6.50pm

LJ

6.50pm

200m

6.30pm

3000mW

6.25pm

150m

6.35pm

TJ

7.00pm

Shot

7.00pm

3000m

6.40pm

5000m

6.25pm

2000mW

6.45pm

 

 

 

 

5000mW

6.40pm

3000m

6.25pm

400m

7.05pm

 

 

 

 

3000mW

6.40pm

300m

6.55pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modified competitions

Please note that there will be occasions when modified programs are scheduled during the summer, as shown in the Program.

Wednesday 17 April 2019 Summer Presentation Night - modified scratch events:

5.50pm Hammer, 5.50pm 600mW, 6.00pm 60m, 6.10pm LJ, 6.15pm 600m, 6.25pm 300m, 6.35pm Mile run/walk

SAMA SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

State Masters Athletics Championships (State Age Group Championships)

For full details download the Information Sheet for the State Masters Athletics Championships - 2019.

The Summer Championships are for all SAMA members, and we encourage you to enter. If you enjoy competing in the regular Wednesday competition you will enjoy the Championship competition. They are run basically as per our normal competition but results are determined by 5 year age groups and this means you will competing against those in your age group. A Certificate is awarded to all participants detailing all events entered, your place, performance and age-graded percentage. Please do not be put off by the fact that they are Championships – it will still be the same friendly competition.

Full details of the State summer championships are available below. See also the Calendar for a summary of the dates of competition.

Main Track & Field Championships

The Main Track & Field (T&F) program for 2019 will held on Wednesday 3 April (Day 1) and Wednesday 10 April (Day 2) at SA Athletics Stadium.

See the Main T&F program timetables below. NB. Competitors must enter at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time (20 mins for the 5.50pm starts).

Please remember that the Special Event Championships (Short and Long Hurdles, T & F Pentathlons, Steeplechase, Throws Pentathlon and 10km Run / 10km Walk) are held over several weeks starting on 27 February (see below for further details).

Competitors should nominate by the preceeding week for the Special Event Championships (not needed for the Main T&F Championships). Sheets will be available at the check-in desks at the stadium. All events are held at SA Athletics Stadium.

Competition Numbers
These are your official SAMA numbers that have been allocated to you. They must be worn for these Championships. If you do not have SAMA numbers they will be issued when checking in on arrival.
NB. Only financial members can enter summer championship events.

Entry fees
No charge for the T&F Pentathlons, Short & Long Hurdles or Steeplechase – just the normal stadium entry fee.
Throws Pentathlon, 10km Track Walk and 10k Track Run – $5 entry fee by cash or cheque - on the day.

Please nominate for the above events in the couple of weeks before. Sheets will be available at the check-in desks. It is compulsory for the T&F Pentathlon and will assist in the management of the other events.

Main Track and Field. (Day 1 - 3 April & Day 2 -10 April 2018) - $10 per day payable by cash or cheque on the day (includes entry to the Stadium).
It is not necessary to enter before the day on these two Wednesdays. Entries will be received at the check-in desk when you arrive. Carefully check the timetable before selecting your events. The program will not be held up if your events overlap.

NB. Competitors must enter at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time (20 mins for the 5.50pm starts).

Timetable for Main T&F (provisional)

DAY 1 3 April   DAY 2 10 April

5.50

1500m Walk*

 

5.50

 800m Walk*

5.50

Hammer

 

5.50

Weight Throw

6.05

60m

 

6.00

100m

6.20

800m

 

6.15

1500m

6.40

200m

 

6.30

Long Jump

6.50

Javelin

 

6.35

5000m Walk*

6.55

3000m Walk*

 

6.45

Discus

7.05

High Jump

 

7.20

400m

7.20

Triple Jump

 

7.35

Shot

7.30

5000m

 

7.35

3000m

*Race Walking and Club Walking in the same race - type of walking must be nominated on race entry.

Throws Pentathlon and 10km Walk / Run Championships

Sunday 10 March 2019 at SA Athletics Stadium.
Men’s and Women’s Throws Pentathlon – 8.00am check in, 8.30am start
10km Track Walk/10km Track Run – 7.40am check in, 8.00am start

T&F Pentathlon Championships / Steeplechase / Hurdles Championships

These championships will held on the following dates at SA Athletics Stadium on normal competition days:

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Men’s and Women’s Short Hurdles – run prior to normal competition; 5. 40pm start. Please nominate at least one week before!

Wednesday 6 March 2019
Men’s and Women’s Long Hurdles – run prior to normal competition; 5. 40pm start. Please nominate at least one week before!

Wednesday 13 March 2019
Women’s T&F Pentathlon – run in conjunction with normal competition. Approximate times only. Please nominate at least one week before!

5.15pm

5.30pm

5.35pm

6.00pm

6.30pm

7.00pm

Sign-in

100m

Shot

LJ

Jav

800m

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Men’s T&F Pentathlon – run in conjunction with normal competition. Approximate times only. Please nominate at least one week before!

5.15pm

5.30pm

6.00pm

6.25pm

6.30pm

7.00pm

Sign-in

LJ

Jav

200m

Discus

1500m

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Men’s and Women’s Steeplechase – run prior to normal competition; 5. 15pm start. Please nominate at least one week before!

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