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Oceania Masters Championships

The Oceania Masters Championships are held in alternate seasons under the control of Oceania Masters Athletics. Primarily a track and field competition, there are some non-stadia events offered - cross country, 10km road walk and half marathon.

The earlier championships were hosted with no set pattern but now they rotate between New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. They usually take place in the second half of the track season when in New Zealand or Australia and early in the season when in the Pacific Islands.

The Championships are open to entry for all members with no qualifying performance thresholds. As with all masters championships, there is a high level of camaraderie.

A standard programme of events has been established by the OMA council. Of these events it is accepted that the Steeplechase and Pole Vault may not be held if the hosting centre does not have such facilities. A decathlon or heptathlon may be offered as optional events and are not mandatory.

Before the standard programme was developed, there was some variation in events. Some events, such as the half marathon or 60m sprint, are more recent additions to the programme. Non-standard events previously contested include a 10km and 16km road run, walks of 1500m, 15km and 20km and a swim-bike-run triathlon.

Those championships known to me to have taken place on grass or gravel tracks are marked [G].

Standard Championship Events

60m 100m 200m 400m
4x100m Medley
Middle Distance
800m 1500m 3000m 5000m
Cross Country 10000m Road Half Marathon
Short Hurdles Long Hurdles Steeples


1500m Track 3000m Track 5000m Track 10km Road Retired Road


Long High Triple Pole Vault
Shot Put Javelin Discus Hammer Weight
Combined Events
Pentathlon Throws Pentathlon Decathlon/Heptathlon


Ch # Season Country Location


22 2023/24 Northern Marianas Saipan June 2023
21 2021/22 Norfolk Island Burnt Pine Cancelled
20 2019/20 Australia Mackay August 2019
19 2017/18 New Zealand Dunedin January 2018
18 2015/16 Cook Islands Rarotonga October 2015
17 2013/14 Australia Bendigo January 2014
16 2011/12 New Zealand Tauranga February 2012
15 2009/10 French Polynesia Papeete, Tahiti July 2010
14 2007/08 Australia Townsville July 2008
13 2005/06 New Zealand Christchurch January 2006
12 2003/04 Cook Islands Rarotonga [G] October 2004
11 2001/02 Australia Geelong January 2002
10 1999/00 Norfolk Island Burnt Pine [G] January 2000
9 1997/98 New Zealand Hastings January 1998
8 1995/96 French Polynesia Papeete, Tahiti July 1996
7 1993/94 Fiji Suva July 1994
6 1991/92 Norfolk Island Burnt Pine [G] November 1992
5 1989/90 New Zealand Auckland November 1990
4 1987/88 New Caledonia Noumea October 1988
3 1985/86 Samoa Apia [G] September 1986
2 1983/84 Australia Canberra April 1984
1 1981/82 Fiji Suva May 1982


Year Photos
2019/20 Day: One Three Four Five Six
2017/18 Day: One Two Three Four Five Six Seven
2015/16 Day: One Two Three Four Five Six
2013/14 Day:  Two Three Four Six Seven Eight
2011/12 Day: One Two XC Three Four Five Six Seven

Results are missing from 1988 and for 1996 we have the winners but not the complete set of results.


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  Last Updated 22 December 2023