Member Login

Name

Password

Lost your password?



South Australian
Athletic League

Santos Stadium, Mile End (First Floor).

Phone:
08 8443 6177

Scratchings:
saalscratchings@gmail.com

Email:
saal@internode.on.net

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2006 HILTON SA 5033

Office Hours:
9am to 4:45pm daily

Bay Sheffield Supporters

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS HANDICAPPED RUNNING?
In handicap running, competitors start at different positions on the track dependant upon their ability. The backmarker is generally the more naturally gifted athlete and starts behind everyone else. The handicaps are designed to even up the competition just like horse racing so that the running is more fascinating and unpredictable and gives everyone a chance. Athletes such as Joshua Ross, Steve Brimacombe, Brad Jamieson, Mark Ormrod, Nova Peris and Tamsyn Lewis have overcome large handicap starts to win in South Australian Athletic League events and used the sport to enhance their way to represent Australia.

WHAT HANDICAP DO I GET WHEN I FIRST START?
First year runners with no record of performances start off the novice marks . After a few starts at various meetings, the handicapper may adjust the marks to ensure the runner is more competitive. Runners who are running with the League for the first time but have a record of performances behind them are handicapped according to their ability.

WHERE AND WHEN ARE SA ATHLETIC LEAGUE RUNNING COMPETITIONS HELD?
There are 15 athletic carnivals scheduled for season 2017/2018. The first meeting will be held on 13 October 2017 and the season continues throughout the summer, with meetings once a week or once a fortnight. The Bay Sheffield Carnival will be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th of December every year with this year being the 131st running of our historic event.

WHAT DISTANCES ARE RUN DURING A SA ATHLETIC LEAGUE COMPETITION?
Each meeting comprises a selection of Sprint races (70m, 100m, 120m, 200m, 300m and 400m) and Middle Distance races (550m, 800m, 1000m, 1600m and 3200m).

WHAT CATEGORIES OF RACES ARE AVAILABLE?
Open events allow anyone to compete regardless of age or gender. At most meetings there are also separate events for Women, Over 35 Athletes, Under 14 Athletes, Under 18 Athletes and Novices (those runners who have not won a race over a distance category).

WHO CAN I TRAIN WITH?
The SA Athletic League has many registered and experienced coaches who are willing to help athletes improve their technique, fitness and speed. Just contact the League Office during business hours for advice regarding finding a coach in your area.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OTHER ATTRACTIONS OF COMPETING?
The winner of each event receives a sash and prizemoney is presented to the winner and placegetters. Well known racecallers Terry McAuliffe and Tim Edwards provide runners and spectators with a commentary of each race. You also get to meet and mix with other successful athletes and coaches, whilst also competing in front of many spectators. At selected events, bookmakers are involved, which allows the crowd to become directly involved in the action.

WHAT AGE DO I HAVE TO BE TO COMPETE?
For most events you need to be 14 years old or older to enter, however if you are 11 years or older you can compete in our junior races (Under 14 and Under 18).

WHAT DOES IT COST TO COMPETE?
A registration fee is payable at the beginning of each season. You are also required to pay an entry fee for each race you want to compete in (this must be paid at least a month before the competition date).

CAN I COMPETE INTERSTATE?
Yes. The League participates in the National Registration System, which permits athletes who compete with the SA Athletic League to run at other meetings around Australia without being required to pay an additional registration fee. This includes the famous Gifts at Stawell (Victoria), Maryborough (Victoria) and Burnie (Tasmania). Similarly, athletes that are registered with other Leagues around the country can enter SA Athletic League events - over 150 interstate athletes compete in South Australia at events such as the Bay Sheffield Carnival, the Camden Classic Carnival and the Nippys Loxton Gift Carnival.

WHY SHOULD I RUN WITH THE SA ATHLETIC LEAGUE?
Athletes compete with the SA Athletic League for many reasons. Top class runners find it challenging, as they have to chase the frontmarkers, whilst others use the athletics to supplement their other sporting pursuits or incomes. For example, many current footballers and umpires keep fit during the summer months by competing with the SA Athletic League. Whatever the reason, the SA Athletic League provides everyone who competes with the opportunity to improve his or her level of fitness and win cash!

NOVICE RACE ELIGIBILITY

An athlete can only enter a novice race if he/she has not won a novice, women's or open event in that distance category. The three distance categories are 0-200 metres, 201-600 metres and 601 metres plus.

NET TIMES

SA ATHLETIC LEAGUE - SEASON 2016 / 2017

RACE

NOVICE MARK

NET TIME

70m Open/Novice

5.0m(M), 7.0m(O35), 10.5m(F)

7.50 secs

70m Women

5.0m

8.50 secs

70m U20 / U17

5.5m

7.80 secs

70m U14

5.5m

8.00 secs

70m O35

6.5m

8.00 secs

100m Open/Novice

6.0m(M), 8.0m(O35), 12.0m(F)

10.30 secs

100m Women

6.5m

11.70 secs

100m U20 / U17

6.5m

10.80 secs

100m U14

6.5m

11.20 secs

100m O35

7.5m

11.20 secs

120m Open/Novice

7.0m(M), 9.0m(O35), 16.0m(F)

12.20 secs

120m Women

7.5m

14.00 secs

120m U20 / U17

7.5m

12.80 secs

120m U14

7.5m

13.20 secs

120m O35

8.5m

13.20 secs

200m Open/Novice

12m(M), 18m(O35), 26m(F)

20.50 secs

200m Women

15m

23.50 secs

200m U20 / U17

14m

22.0 secs

200m U14

14m

23.0 secs

200m O35

16m

23.0 secs

300m Open/Novice

18m(M), 22m(O35), 30m(F)

33.0 secs

300m Women

20m

38.0 secs

300m U20 / U17

20m

35.0 secs

300m U14

20m

36.0 secs

300m O35

22m

36.0 secs

400m Open/Novice

20m(M), 30m(O35), 54m(F)

47.0 secs

400m Women

28m

53.5 secs

400m U20 / U17

24m

49.0 secs

400m U14 24m 51.0 secs

400m O35

28m

51.0 secs

550m Open/Novice

26m(M), 36m(O35), 60m(F)

1min 10.0 secs

550m Women

34m

1min 20.0 secs

550m U20

30m

1min 13.0 secs

550m U17

30m

1min 15.0 secs

550m U14

30m

1min 18.0 secs

550m O35

34m

1min 14.0 secs

800m Open/Novice

36m(M), 46m(O35), 100m(F)

1min 50.0 secs

800m Women

44m

2mins 10.0 secs

800m U20

40m

1min 58.0 secs

800m U17

40m

2mins 2.0 secs

800m U14

40m

2min 6.0 secs

800m O35

44m

2mins 3.0 secs

1000m Open/Novice

60m(M), 75m(O35), 125m(F)

2mins 25.0 secs

1000m Women

70m

2mins 50.0 secs

1000m U20

65m

2mins 36.0 secs

1000m U17

65m

2mins 40.0 secs

1000m U14

65m

2min 45.0 secs

1000m O35

70m

2mins 40.0 secs

1600m Open/Novice

100m(M), 150m(O35), 300m(F)

4mins 0.0 secs

1600m Women

140m

4mins 50.0 secs

1600m U20

120m

4mins 25.0 secs

1600m U17

120m

4mins 35.0 secs

1600m U14

120m

4mins 45.0 secs

1600m O35

140m

4mins 40.0 secs

3200m Open/Novice

200m(M), 250m(O35), 350m(F)

9mins 0.0 secs

3200m Women

240m

11mins 0.0 secs

3200m U20 / U17

220m

9mins 40.0 secs

3200m O35

240m

10mins 0.0 secs

DOES THE LEAGUE HAVE A CHILD PROTECTION POLICY?

Yes please see our policy here

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Email the Executive Officer or phone (08) 8443 6177.

SA Athletic League Constitution

SA Athletic League Rules of Competition

List of net times and novice marks for SA Athletic League events in Season 2014/15