Summer Program 2022-23
2022-23 Summer T&F Season
SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End is currently being resurfaced and renovated so that SAMA will not be able to conduct our Wednesday night track meets there until it reopens. Although the work is scheduled to be completed by mid-November 2022, progress with the Mile End track remains in question because of continuing wet weather.
The first part of the summer season will therefore be held at the Enfield Harriers grounds at St. Albans Reserve, Clearview. It will be necessary to hold the competition there on a Monday evening, due to clashes with other activities held regularly there on other weeknights. SAMA will cover all costs for hire of the venue facilities, so there will be no additional entry fee payable. At this stage we have programmed all our competitions at Enfield on Monday evenings up to the beginning of December.
SAMA has permission to use the toilets in the clubrooms at St. Albans Reserve, which should only be accessed via the side door (facing the tennis courts).
Summer Program Details
Competition for the 2022/23 summer season will commence on Monday 31 October 2022, and a full range of track and field disciplines will be offered as usual. 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.
Results for all our competitions, including Championships, can be found on the Results page. The photos from previous SAMA competitions can be viewed via our Facebook Gallery.
All are welcome to take part in our weekly competitions. However, only financial SAMA members are eligible for placing in State Age Group (SAG) Championships events. SAMA membership covers competition fees for the normal weekly program. Registration for events is done on arrival at the competition venue (please allow 30 minutes before your first event).
The dates for all SAMA events including Championships are listed in the 2022-23 Summer Program, and full details of competition each week are shown in the Events Calendar . This year track events are again 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 timetables for both track and field programs and the specific dates on which each type of program will be held can be found in the Summer Program. The configuration of the track at St. Albans Reserve has required timetable modifications for Track Programs B&C.
SAMA Achievers Award
The SAMA Achievers Award will be continued to recognise individual athletes who strive from week to week to improve their performance ratings but who may not necessarily be at a “high” standard. The Achievers Award will be applicable only to financial members of SAMA and is based on their performances during the weekly SAMA competitions (for full details refer to the Awards section).
Bay Sheffield Carnival – the Exurbia SA Masters 800m Event
South Australian Masters Athletics has again been invited by the South Australian Athletic League to stage a distance handicapped 800m on 27 December 2022 as part of the Bay Sheffield Carnival at Colley Reserve, Glenelg, which runs from 27-28 December 2022.
A number of 800m qualifier races will be staged during the first half of the 2022/23 season, and this year the 800m performances by SAMA members done at ASA Interclub will be accepted for the purposes of handicapping.
See the Event for further details.
View the results of the 800m Masters Race at 2021 Bay Sheffield.
Bob Clarke Memorial Challenge
We will again run the ‘Bob Clarke Memorial Challenge’, which was introduced in 2019 consisting of a distance-handicapped event in which sprinters and distance runners compete against each other. This will occur in the second half of the 2022/23 season.
Further details to follow.
View the results of the 2021 Bob Clarke Memorial Challenge Final.