Welcome to the official home of South African Masters Athletics. Information about joining SA Masters Athletics, Upcoming Masters Events, Event Results, News, National and Provincial Contact Details can be found on this site.
It is with great pleasure that I put an update together as your newly elected President for the next two years. The athletics scene is set to be on front stage with the Olympics this year which should help us as masters get more visibility as a sport with great events and following. In South Africa, athletics has been marginalised to a certain extent due to many issues including the very progressive marketing and successes of well established and funded sports like rugby and cricket. Hopefully our growth drive, coupled with our close working relationship with ASA and the increased use of social media and networking tools is going to continue yielding growth as experienced by the healthy increase of members of close to 40% over the past year.
The 2012 season just completed last month at our National championships ended with record entries at what was a very competitive track & field championships held over two days at the Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria. These champs were open to all masters over the age of 30 years and received a small contingent of entries from outside of our borders, such as Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Morocco which we hope will grow with time. The joining of so many new members this year, about 200, bodes well for our growth strategy and increased the competition levels to new heights with 22 records broken and being ratified over the next while. The President of African Masters Athletics came all the way from the Cameroon to join us too.