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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 11 October 2017, 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.

Next Summer Meets

The summer competition will be continue on the following dates in 2018 at SA Athletics Stadium, with programs according to the timetable below (except Sunday 11 March):

Wednesday 28 February with Program C,1 events (handicap) - includes State Championships Men’s and Women’s Long Hurdles (5.40pm start).
Wednesday 7 March with Program A,2 events (scratch).

Sunday 11 March Throws Pentathlon and 10km Walk / Run Championships (see below for more information).

Full details of the upcoming State Masters Athletics Championships are available, which will continue with the Men’s and Women’s Long Hurdles – run in conjunction with normal competition on Wednesday 28 February 2018. 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.

Please note that contingencies may apply during hot weather, and a summary of these 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.

All races up to and including the 800m will now always be scratch races. On handicap days, if more than 1 heat is required in the 1000m and 1500m – the faster heat will be scratch.

Other information

The Track Events timetables have changed since last year (see below). Lap scoring - please read the information in accompanying document.

The Field Events timetables are the same as last year. 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 hurdles 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 2017-2018

eg. Program A,1 = TrackA + Field1

Men and women compete together. W designates the race is a race-walk.

All races up to and including the 800m will now always be scratch races. On handicap days, if more than 1 heat is required in the 1000m and 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

100m

6.05pm

1500mW

6.10pm

TJ

6.40pm

Discus

6.30pm

800mW

6.20pm

800m

6.15pm

150m

6.25pm

Javelin

6.50pm

LJ

6.50pm

200m

6.30pm

300m

6.25pm

2000mW

6.35pm

HJ

7.00pm

Shot

7.00pm

3000m

6.40pm

3000mW

6.40pm

2000m

6.55pm

 

 

 

 

5000mW

7.00pm

5000m

7.10pm

400m

7.10pm

 

 

 

 

3000mW 7.00pm  

3000m

7.10pm

                 

*Please note minor changes have been made to the times for track Program B (and are refelected in an updated Program):

Modified competitions

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

SAMA SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

State Masters Athletics Championships (State Age Group Championships)

For full details download Information Sheet for the State Masters Athletics Championships - 2018 (version 2 updated 23/2/2018).

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 to download here. See also the Calendar for a summary of the dates of competition.

Main Track & Field Championships

The Main Track & Field program for 2018 will held on Wednesday 4 April (Day 1) and Wednesday 11 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 Events (Short and Long Hurdles, Steeplechase, T & F Pentathlons, Throws Pentathlon and 10km Run / 10km Walk) are held over several weeks starting on 7 February (see below for further details).

Competitors should nominate by the preceeding week for all these 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. (Day1 - 4 April & Day2 -11 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 (updated 23/2/2018)

DAY 1 4 April   DAY 2 11 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

Throws Pentathlon and 10km Walk / Run Championships

Sunday 11 March 2018 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 7 February 2018

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

Wednesday 28 February 2018

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

Wednesday 14 March 2018
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 21 March 2018

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

Wednesday 28 March 2018

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