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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.

First Summer Meet

The first summer competition will be on Wednesday 11 October at SA Athletics Stadium, and will have Program A,1 events (scratch), as shown in the timetable below.

Next Summer Meets

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

Wednesday 18 October with Program B,2 events (handicap).
Wednesday 25 October with Program C,1 events (scratch).
Wednesday 1 November with Program A,2 events (handicap).

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

6.35pm

2000mW

6.35pm

HJ

7.00pm

Shot

7.10pm

3000m

6.40pm

3000mW

6.45pm

2000m

6.55pm

 

 

 

 

5000mW

7.00pm

5000m

7.10pm

400m

7.10pm

 

 

 

 

3000mW 7.00pm  

3000m

7.10pm

                 

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

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