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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 26/9/2018).

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

Next Summer Meet

The summer competition will be continue on the following dates in 2018 at SA Athletics Stadium, with programs according to the timetable below:

Wednesday 24 October with Program B,2 events (handicap) - includes the first 800m qualifier for the invitational 800m Masters Race at the Bay Sheffield Carnival in December.
Wednesday 30 October with Program C,1 events (scratch).

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 will be 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!

As both types of walking would be in the same race the type of walking must be nominated on entry. 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 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 several occasions this summer when modified programs are scheduled, as shown in the Program.

SAMA SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

To be advised

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