Athlete Support

High Performance

BC Athletics High Performance System


BC Athletics, working with personal coaches and member clubs, leads the development of High Performance athletes in the sport of Athletics in British Columbia. Together with our funding partners (government, national/provincial organizations, corporations and foundations) BC Athletics provides support for athletes and coaches with the goal of strong representation and podium performances at National championships, advancing more BC athletes to National Teams and Podium Performances at International competition.

BC Athletics Defines High Performance as:

The development of athletes along the Athletics Long Team Athlete Development and Performance Pathway leading to sustainable and improved performances at Provincial, National and International levels of competition.

Sustainable and improved performance is measured through:

  • Results and placing at Provincial, National and International Competitions
  • Podium Performances at Provincial, National and International Competitions
  • Rankings - Provincial, National and World


Lead by BC Athletics, the BC Athletics High Performance program is supported through partnerships with Athletics Canada, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, PacificSport Regional Centres, viaSport, TeamBC, The Government of British Columbia, Dominion Command RCL, BC/YK Command RCL, Business Partners (sponsors) and Foundations.

Athlete Support

The BC Athletics High Performance System aims to assist athletes through targeted programs, access to performance enhancement services, facilities and competition development. For personal coaches through Coaching Education, Professional Development, Grants to assist in attending Canadian and International High Performance Coaching Conferences, Provincial Team Coaching appointments and supporting National Team Coaching applications.

  • Athlete Assistance Program
  • Integrative Performance System
  • Athlete and Personal Coach Camps/Conferences – Provincial and Regional
  • Athlete and Personal Coach Camps/Conferences – National through Athletics Canada
  • BC Team Program
    • Canadian Track & Field Championships
    • Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
    • Canadian Youth Legion Track & Field Championships
    • Canada Summer Games
    • Canadian Cross Country Championships – Youth to Senior
    • Canadian 5k Road Race Championships
    • Canadian 10k Road Race Championships
    • Canadian Half Marathon Championships
    • Canadian Marathon Championships
  • BC Endurance Project – high performance targeted athlete group – (3000m), 5000m, 10,0000m, Half Marathon, Marathon – Goal of National and International Podium Performances.
  • Annual International Track & Field Competitions – Harry Jerome Int’l Track Classic and Victoria Int’l Track Classic – financially supported by BC Athletics
  • Canadian Championships – supporting bids from BC Cities/Clubs/Organizations for the hosting of Canadian Championships.


Coach Support

The BC Athletics High Performance System aims to assist coaches through targeted support and effective coaching programs.

  • Targeted Coach Support - Provincial Coach
  • Targeted Coach Support - Regional Coach
  • Coaching Education
  • Coaching Professional Development – Regional
  • Provincial Coaching Conference
  • Canadian and International High Performance Coaching Conferences – BC Athletics sponsored Registration and Travel Grants for qualifying coaches


BC Athlete Assistance Program (Financial)

The BC Athlete Assistant Program (BC AAP) is an athlete-centered program of financial assistance funded by the Province of British Columbia through the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development, and administered through the BC Sport Agency.  The program seeks to recognize high performance athletes who are participating in programs offered through BC Athletics (PSO) or post-secondary insttitutions and competing in recognized national or international competitions to relieve some of the pressures associated with training and competition needs. BC Athletics is charged with selection of said athletes.



Nominated Athletes:


Canadian Sport Institute / PacificSport Athlete and Coach Registration

The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, through a partnership with the Province of British Columbia (BC), ViaSport, the netowkr of PacificSport centres, and BC Athletics, collaborates to deliver programs and services to place BC Athletes onto National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout British Columbia.

Through the above partnership, and with the above purpose in mind, BC Athletics may nominate athletes and their coaches who meet specific criteria for Canadian Sport Institute Pacific / PacificSport athlete or coach registration. Upon registering, athletes and coaches can engage in enhanced programs, benefits, and selected support services through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and the network of PacificSport regional centres in BC.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and PacificSport athlete support is tiered across four levels based on performance, each with a slate of designated benefits.

Athlete Selection

BC Athletics has created a set of criteria for selection to the Athlete Nomination List. There is an application process, so athletes must apply to be considered for nomination. [Application] Athletes are selected by BC Athletics, and a list is submitted to an Athlete Coach Services Technical Expert at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Please click the link to view the nomination criteria.  [Criteria].

Coach Selection

Personal coaches can also receive access to benefits if they currently coach an athlete selected to the Athlete Nomination List. Like the athletes, coaches will receive a notification via email. For more information on services for coaches, please see the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific website.

I am an athlete. How do I know if I can get access?

Upon approval of the BC Athletics Athlete Nomination List, athletes and coaches will be notified via email from BC Athletics and provided with the information to complete registration at one of the eight campuses/centres across the province. Athletes and their coaches can make an appointment at their corresponding centre to complete their intake meeting.

Why am I not on the list?

If an athlete’s name is not on the Athlete Nomination List, and they believe that it should be, they and their personal coach are advised to contact Chris Winter at Once the appeal is received, it will be considered on a case by case basis by BC Athletics and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.

More information can be found on the Canadian Sport Institute Website.



For any questions, please contact the Technical Manager of Track & Field - Chris Winter -




Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre in Burnaby, B.C. The facility is home to a purpose-built, state-of-the-art human performance lab featuring applied biomechanics and exercise physiology testing. These tests can assist and support in injury prevention and management, in addition to optimizing performance by measuring and bettering understand variables which cannot be seen or assessed, clinically. ​BCA members receive the following discounts at the Fortius Lab:

 GOLD - 60 min comprehensive analysis + 30 min follow up $310 $235
 GOLD prolonged – 90 min comprehensive analysis + 30min follow up $360 $260
 SILVER – 60 min standard analysis + 15min follow up  $170 $125
 GOLD – 60 min comprehensive analysis + 30min follow up  $310 $235
 SILVER – 60 min standard analysis + 15min follow up  $170 $125
 VO2Max Analysis $155 $124
 VO2Max with Lactate Threshold Analysis $215 $172


To learn more about these tests and the Fortius Lab, visit




Title: Athletics Canada High Performance Coaching Clinic: ENDURANCE & STEEPLECHASE

Date: March 16 & 17, 2018

Location: PISE, Victoria, BC (4371 Interurban Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2C5)

Cost: $50/coach

Travel Grants: BC Athletics is offering 10 travel grants of up to $250 to help cover travel expenses* incurred in attending this clinic. All grants will be provided through an online application process. Receipts must be submitted to BC Athletics Coaching Education Coordinator (Jennifer Brown – within 2 weeks after the clinic. *Eligible expenses include Car Rental, Taxi, Bus, Ferry, Air Transport, Hotel Accommodations, etc.

Keynote Presenter: Pascal Dobert​

Register Here (20 SPOTS AVAILABLE)



Athlete Advance – SAVE THE DATE!

Building on last year, the Canadian Sports Institute will once again host two events, one in Vancouver and one in Victoria. The Advance is a one-day event, FREE to all Canadian Sport Institute and PacificSport registered athletes. Attendees can propel their sport careers by participating in interactive workshops and seminars presented by world-leading experts in high performance sport! In addition, we will have many of BC and Canada’s most successful and influential athletes attend and share their stories in our keynote address, breakout sessions, and high performance athlete panel.

Details are still being worked out, but please put the following dates in your calendars and support your athletes who are wanting to attend!

Vancouver: Sunday, April 8th 2018

Application for AAP & IPS Support

All eligibile athletes must apply no later than Friday, November 10, 2017.

BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support

Athletes wishing to be considered for Athlete Support through either the BC Athlete Assistance Program and/or the BC Enhanced Excellence Program (IPS) must complete the application below.  Athlete's may indicate whether they plan to apply for either or both programs.  Please see below for important information.

  1. BC AAP is only be available for athletes 18 and older.  

  2. BC Enhanced Excellence Program (IPS) is only be available for athletes 15 and older.  

  3. The Application process for both the BC AAP and BC Enhanced Excellence Support (IPS) program is combined.  All athletes must complete the application process which includes the submission of a Yearly Training Plan (YTP).

Online Application


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How can I apply? All eligible athletes can apply for athlete support by submitting the online application.

  2. Am I eligible for High Performance Athlete Support? To find out if you are eligible for BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support, please consult the BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support Manual

  3. What is a Yearly Training Plan (YTP)? Please see this link for an outline what BC Athletics looks for in a YTP and a couple of examples that can be used.

  4. What is the Application Deadline? All eligibile athletes must apply no later than Friday, November 10, 2017.



BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support Lists


BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support Selection Criteria




BC Ferries and ViaSport British Columbia recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for their athletes.

To assist in removing this barrier, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, has been developed to provide travel support to not-for-profit sport organizations. Through this exciting program, BC Ferries and viaSport British Columbia will assist with ferry travel costs for eligible athletes.

Eligible users of the passes are athletes (18 years or younger) for travel to selection camps, Provincial, Western Canadian, or National Championships.

Applications for ferry vouchers must be received at least 12 business days before first day of travel.

For complete details and application forms, please visit the ViaSport website






The High Performance Athlete Assistance Grant was created to assist amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to relieve some of the financial costs associated with high performance sport, including registration, travel, equipment, and coaching expenses. Grants are awarded to athletes competing in any sport, with priority given to athletes participating on regional, provincial, and national teams.



Applicants are able to apply for a grant between $500 and $2,000 for expenses incurred between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 depending on their level of eligibility. 



Applicants eligible to apply must be:

  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Of Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
  • Between 13 and 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Currently living and training in B.C. (exceptions may be made in cases where an applicant is required to reside elsewhere for training purposes)
  • Able to demonstrate a strong history of participation in amateur sport and a demonstrated potential to achieve provincial level (or higher) performance results



Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to athletic development and high performance
  • Sport performance objectives for 2018-2019 and/or relevant seasons of play
  • Sport achievements to date and demonstrated potential towards future performance
  • Letter of support/reference from a coach, mentor, or community member that can speak to your athletic ability 



Applications for funding will only be accepted ONLINE. Please complete the online application form and upload a program budget in the supplied template. 

Applications must be received by 11:59PM PST on Friday, March 30, 2018

If you wish to discuss your eligibility or application prior to submitting, please contact us at

More information can be found online here

External Sport Credit Program

The External Sport Credit Program provides credits for athletes named to Provincial Teams, Canadian Teams, Targeted Talent ID Programs, Camps and other Provincial Sport Organization Talent ID Programs. 

A full list of the sports and programs can be found at

Athletes wishing to receive a letter from BC Athletics must provide the following information:

  1. Athlete's name
  2. The full name of the School he/she attends
  3. The full mailing address for the School
  4. The phone number for the School
  5. The full name of his/her counsellor
  6. The counsellor's email address
  7. BC Summer Games Zone Team(s) selected to and year
  8. BC Teams selected to and year
  9. Athlete's email address
  10. Parent's email address

With this information BC Athletics will write a letter to the school counsellor and provide a copy to the athlete and parent.

Please send your request to Brian McCalder

2018 Harry Jerome Scholarship


The Harry Jerome Scholarship is named after the late great Harry Jerome.  This scholarship is administered through BC Athletics and financed by the Vancouver Foundation.  All eligible applicants must complete the application process.  Application are due by 5:00 PM on the 3rd Friday of May, each year.


Athletes wishing to apply for the Harry Jerome Scholarship must:

  • be residents of British Columbia;
  • be matriculating students progressing to a full-time post-secondary education;
  • have demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track & Field, Road Running or Cross Country (Athletics);
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • have attained an acceptable academic record; and
  • have demonstrated qualities of character and leadership.

Application Process

Applicants must:

  1. Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background, educational history and plans, as well as career or vocational aspirations.
  2. Provide three (3) letter of reference, one from each of: The Principal, Track & Field Coach, and other appropriate sources.
  3. Submit a verified statement of marks or academic transcript.
  4. Complete and Submit the Harry Jerome Scholarship Application.

The award(s) will be announced by the time of the BC High School Track & Field Championships

The award will be paid to the student's account at his/her place of study upon confirmation of registration. The award will be applied first to fees and subsequently to other appropriate educational expenses.

Applications should be addressed to:
c/o B.C. Athletics
2001B - 3713 Kensington Ave. Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7






The CAN Fund Athlete Application is NOW available ONLINE. Wherever you are currently training in the world you can now fill out and submit your application ONLINE via our website.  If you prefer to submit your Athlete Application via mail this option is still available.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that every time you are submitting an online application that you also keep a soft copy of your answers on file. Before you begin the online application process we also recommend that you empty your internet browser cache and clear your internet history as this is the new form for 2017.

**Please make sure you are using a desktop or laptop.  Do not use an iPad, tablet or smartphone for filling out your online application.**

Please read the following information in its entirety before proceeding to the ONLINE Athlete Application.  The commonly asked Questions and Answers below share important Information, Instructions, and Tips to assist you with the ONLINE process.

Click here to proceed to the ONLINE ENGLISH APPLICATION
Click here to proceed to the ONLINE FRENCH APPLICATION

Click to download the ENGLISH APPLICATION 
Click to download the FRENCH APPLICATION


Applications will be accepted from any active national team athlete who is training to represent Canada Internationally. Summer, Winter, Able-bodied and Paralympic athletes can apply.  Please note that our first funding priority for this application is to support winter athletes training for 2018.  Summer athletes training for 2020 and any junior level athletes will be considered only after the senior level winter athletes have been considered first and pending the total funds raised.  You are still welcome to apply if you are a summer athlete or a junior athlete as applying is the only way you can ever be considered. However, please be aware that our first focus is to fund as many senior level winter athletes as possible from this application just as was the case with the summer athletes prior to Rio. Each approved athlete recipient receives direct funding of $6,000. There are 2 applications a year. Each application is a NEW application. If you have received the CAN Fund already this year you are still eligible to receive it again.

There are 2 applications a year.
Each application is a NEW application.
If you have received the CAN Fund already this year you are still eligible to receive it again.

The Online Application will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Please ensure that before you begin the application you have sufficient time to complete the application in its entirety. You will not be able to save your application and return to complete it at a later time. Your application must be completed in one session to submit successfully. All mandatory fields must be filled in so that you are able to proceed to the next page. A confirmation email will be sent once you have successfully submitted your application to the email address you provided in your application from letting you know your application has been received.

Calculator for the financial section of the application.
Throughout this application, you will be asked a variety of questions including:

  • Personal Contact Information
  • Current Canadian and World Rankings
  • Financial Information (A breakdown of income versus expenses for a typical year of training and competitions)
  • Contact Information for 1 Reference (Someone who has known you for 5+ yrs and is not related to you). A Reference letter is not required at this time (Name, Title, Email, Phone Number)
  • Contact information for your middle school and high school (Name, Contact Person, Email, Phone Number)
  • An opportunity to explain to the selection committee why you are applying for funding and how you will use the funds if you are selected to be a CAN Fund Recipient (Up to 500 words)
  • Athletes can refer people in their networks to CAN Fund who they think might be interested in getting more involved and learning more about CAN Fund.  There is an opportunity on the application to refer up to 3 people or companies to CAN Fund (Name, Business Title, Company, Phone Number, Email)
  • Please ensure you have all of the above information accessible prior to beginning your ONLINE Application.

Do not wait until the last minute to submit your application. Athletes have been given sufficient time to complete their applications before the DEADLINE: Friday, September, 22, 2017 (5pm EST).
Application distribution channels include AthletesCAN, National Sport Organizations (NSO’s) and the Canadian Athletes Now Fund database.
Applications submitted once the deadline (Friday, September 22, 2017 5pm EST) has passed will be accepted but will be considered LATE. Late applications are still processed and reviewed but are only considered once those applications received prior to the deadline have been considered first. All applications submitted ONLINE included a date and time stamp upon successful submission.

If you prefer to submit your application via mail, this option will remain available. If you are located in Toronto and would like to hand deliver your application to our office, we would love to see you!
The Deadline to submit your application via mail or hand delivery is Friday, September 22, 2017 (5pm EST)

Click to download the ENGLISH APPLICATION 
Click to download the FRENCH APPLICATION

Canadian Athletes Now Fund
106 Berkeley Street
Toronto, ON
M5A 2W7

We ONLY accept applications via Online, Mail or Hand Delivery. We Do Not accept applications via Email or Fax.

All Athlete Applications are reviewed by our Selection Committee subject to the criteria established by the Canadian Athletes Now Fund Board of Directors. This criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • The applicant’s current World and Canadian rankings
  • The applicant’s financial summary
  • Application content
  • Full completion of the application
  • Prior to the announcement of each successful applicant and the distribution of funds, all information provided by the applicants is confirmed with each National Sport Organization (NSO).
  • Each successful athlete will be notified by phone prior to a posting of their name on the CAN Fund website
  • The amount of funds distributed for each application is dependent on the amount of money raised through CAN Fund fundraisers, public donations, Corporate Canada, CAN Fund Alumni, CAN Fund Athlete Referrals, Foundations and other donors.

If you are attending an NCAA school on a scholarship, please look at all your options when applying to the Canadian Athletes Now Fund. It is imperative that you determine your school’s  stipulations in accepting outside (the school) funding. Be advised that each educational institution has its regulations and policies and it is YOUR responsibility to determine if the Canadian Athletes Now Fund meets their approval.

Thank you for considering applying to the Canadian Athletes Now Fund. We are working hard to provide direct financial support to as many of you as possible. We are  here to help, so if you have any questions about your application please contact Athlete Relations at: or Call 1-866- 937-2012 or 416-487- 4442.

BC Endurance Project

About the BC Endurance Project

The BC Endurance Project (BCEP) is a select group of high performance distance runners (5,000m to marathon) residing and training in the Vancouver area. The group is supported and funded by BC Athletics, the Canadian Sport Institute, viaSport, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Government of British Columbia.

Mission Statement

The BC Endurance Project strives to develop distance runners (5000m to marathon) to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are to place as many members on BC and Canadian Championship podiums, on Canadian national teams, and to pursue podium performances at Olympic Games, World Championships, Multi-sport International Games, and other international competitions.

Head Coach

Richard Lee is the Head Coach of the BCEP. Richard is from Kincardine, ON and a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. While attending at Queen’s, Richard took on the role of personal coach to his future spouse Sue Lee (Born French). Under his guidance Sue qualified for both the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics where she set Canadian records in both her heats as well as in the Final (finishing 8th place) in the 10,000m.

This experience and focus has helped shape the current BCEP roster and since 2008, Richard’s focus has been on coaching post-collegiate athletes, helping them move to the next level of National Team and International Competition. There has been and continues to be great success and development in the group, highlighted by Olympians Dylan Wykes, Natasha Wodak, and Lucas Bruchet and Olympic Qualifier Rachel Cliff.

The main focus of the group is geared largely towards longer distance events - from the 10,000m to the marathon, but Richard’s interest and belief in diversity within a training group keeps the group well rounded from 1500m up through the marathon.

Over the past three years the BCEP has produced:

  • Over 50 BC Championship podium finishes
  • 29 Canadian Championship podium finishes (Achieved by 8 different athletes)
  • 8 Canadian Champions (Achieved by 4 different Athletes)
  • 22 National Team Members (Achieved by 9 different Athletes)
  • 2 Canadian Record2
  • 3 Olympians


BC Endurance Project Athletes:

Lisa Brooking

DOB: June 10th, 1987

Hometown: West Vancouver

Birthplace: Orillia, Ontario

High School: Twin Lakes Secondary

University: University of Windsor 2005-2009 (BScN); Trinity University 2015-2017 (Masters in Science of Nursing)

Sponsors: Saucony, Addaday


  • 3000M - 9:24.38
  • 5000M - 16:11.58
  • 10KM Road - 34:37
  • Half Marathon - 1:16:03

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (20th)
  • 2017 IAAF World XC Championships (65th)
  • 2017 Pan Am XC Championships (7th)
  • 2016 BC XC Championships (1st)
  • 2016 BC Track & Field Championships (5000m, 1st)
  • 2016 BC Half Marathon Champion (BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon)

Twitter: @BrookingLisa8

Instagram: brooking.lisa


Luc Bruchet

Age: February 23rd, 1991

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: White Rock

High School: Elgin Park

University: University of British Columbia

Sponsors: Muscle Milk, Stoaked Oats


  • 1500M - 3:39.13
  • 3000M (i) - 7:52.8
  • 3000M (o) - 7:46.89
  • 5,000M - 13:24.1
  • 10,000M - 28:36.74

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 Canada Cross Country Champion 
  • 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5,000M, 3rd) 
  • 2016 Olympian (5,000M, 37th)
  • 2015 Pan Am Games (5,000M, 8th)
  • 2013 World University Games Finalist (5,000M, 9th)
  • 2013 Canadian Cross Country Champion
  • Sub-4 minute miler (3:57)

Twitter: @Lucabruca

Instagram: @Lucabruca


Rachel Cliff

DOB: April 1, 1988

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Vancouver

High School: York House

University: University of Guelph

Sponsors: Solo GI Nutrition, Powered By Chocolate Milk, Nuun Hydration 


  • 5,000M - 15:23.94
  • 10,000M - 32:00.03
  • Half Marathon - 1:10:08 (National Record)

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 The Woodlands Half Marathon (1st Place - 1:10:08)
  • 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships (10,000m; 20th; 32:00.03)
  • 2017 Canadian 10KM Road Champion
  • 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon (8th Place - 1:12:07)
  • 2015 World University Games Finalist (5,000M, 9th)
  • 2013 World XC Championships Team Member (25th)
  • 2013 Vancouver Sun Run Champion (2014)

Twitter: @Dangerous_Cliff

Instagram: @raecliff


Kevin Coffey


Age: June 23rd, 1986

Hometown: Kingston, Ontario

Birthplace: Innisfail, Alberta

High School: Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute

University: St. Lawrence College

Sponsors: Mizuno and Currexsole


  • 5,000M - 14:07.16
  • 5km (Road) - 14:48
  • 10km - 30:13
  • Half Marathon - 1:07:34
  • Marathon - 2:21:40

Career Highlights'

  • 3rd Canadian 10km Champs

Twitter: @fluentstep

Instagram: @coffeyrunner


Theo Hunt

Age: September 15th, 1988

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Bowen Island

High School: US Grant & Bainbridge Island HS

University: University of British Columbia


  • 5,000M - 14:14.76
  • 10,000M - 30:15

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (27th)
  • 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5,000m; 10th)
  • 2015 BC 8KM Road Champion
  • 2014 Canadian Cross-Country Team Member
  • 2014 BC 10KM Road Champion
  • 2014 BC Timex Series Champion

Twitter: @hunttheo

Instagram: @hunttheo


Justin Kent

DOB: April 30th, 1992

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Surrey

High School: Kwantlen Park

University: University of British Columbia


  • 1500M – 3:41.00
  • 3000M Steeplechase – 8:48
  • 5,000M – 14:25

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (13th)
  • 2018 BC Road 8KM Champion
  • 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie (1500m; 15th)
  • 2016 BC XC Champion
  • 2016 BC Road 10KM Champion
  • 2016 BC 1500M Champion
  • 2014 NAIA 3000M Steeplechase Champion
  • 2013 Canada Summer Games 3000M Steeplechase Bronze Medalist

Twitter: @jkent_

Instagram: @jkent_


Kirsten Lee

DOB: November 26th, 1993

Hometown: Port Coquitlam

Birthplace: Vancouver

High School: Terry Fox Secondary

University: University of British Columbia


  • 1500M – 4:20.58
  • 3000M (i) – 9:21.26
  • 5,000M – 16:25.63

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships (1500m Champion)
  • 2016 NAIA Track & Field National Championship 1,500m (Finalist) 
  • 2015 NAIA Cross Country All-American (24th)
  • 2015 A.I.I. Individual and Team Conference Champion 
  • 2015 NAIA Track & Field National Championship 4x800m (Silver Medalist)
  • 2014 NAIA Women’s Team Cross Country National Champion

Twitter: @kirstenklee

Instagram: @kirstenklee


Geoff Martinson

DOB: March 26th, 1986

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Prince George

High School: PGSS

University: University of Victoria

Sponsors: Running Room, Rumble


  • 1500M - 3:37.56
  • 5,000M - 13:43
  • 10,000M - 28:43 
  • Half Marathon - 1:03:38

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 Canadian 1/2 Marathon Championships (2nd)
  • 2015 Vancouver Eastside 10KM Champion
  • 2015 BC 5000M Champion
  • 2011 World Track and Field Championship Semi-Finalist (1500M)


Catherine Watkins

DOB: September 8th, 1971

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario

High School: Oakville Trafalgar High School

University: University of Guelph / University of Western Sydney Nepean

Sponsors: Oiselle, Nuun Hydration, Zensah Compression


  • 5KM - 16:48
  • 10KM - 33:52
  • Half Marathon - 1:16:48
  • Marathon - 2:42:35

Career Highlights:

  • 2016 10KM  National Masters  Road Race Champion
  • 2015 Pan Am Games (Marathon; 8th place)
  • 2015 Eugene Marathon Champion
  • 2015 1st Masters - Houston Marathon
  • 2014 National Masters 5KM Road Race Champion
  • Canadian Masters Record Holder for 3000M
  • Canadian Masters Cross Country Champion (2011 & 2012)

Twitter: @runmommaster

Instagram: @runmommaster


Dylan Wykes

DOB: June 6th, 1983

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario

High School: Frontenac Secondary

University: Providence College


  • 10,000M - 28:12.83
  • Half Marathon - 1:02:14
  • Marathon - 2:10:47

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 Canadian 1/2 Marathon Championships (3rd)
  • 2012 Olympian (Marathon, 20th)
  • 3rd Fastest Canadian All-Time In Marathon (2:10:47)
  • 2010 California International Marathon Champion
  • 2009 World Track & Field Team Member (Marathon)

Twitter: @dylanwykes

Instagram: @dylanwykes


Integrated Support Team



  • Chris Napier
  • Marilou Lamy

Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Jim Bovard

Exercise Physiology

  • Trent Stellingwerff, CSI


  • Elizabeth Gnatiuk, Fortius

Sports Phycology

  • Kirsten Barnes, CSI

Strength & Conditioning

  • Jon-Erik Kawamoto
  • Devon Goldstein 

Massage Therapy

  • Bobby Krudo


  • Aaron Case


Any questions about the BCEP can be directed to the Head Coach, Richard Lee –

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Archived forms

Harry Jerome Scholarship Award

Please note:  Forward all applications to the new office address at:

BC Athletics

3713 Kensington Ave., Suite 2001B

Burnaby BC  V5B 0A7

Details | Application (100 KB) due 4:30pm May 18



Introducing CIBC Team Next 
celebrating a new generation of young Canadian athletes
As a Lead Partner of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Para Pan Am Games, CIBC is proud to help create a lasting sport legacy in Canada. Through financial support, mentoring and skill development opportunities, CIBC Team Next is designed to help tomorrow's athletic stars reach their full potential — in sport and in life — as every Canadian cheers them on.



Legion Championships

The 2013 Legion T&F Championships
The organizing committee in Langley is taking some new initiatives in partnership with media partners for: