BURNABY, BC - 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 and the Government of British Columbia.

  Mission Statement

The BCEP strives to develop distance runners (5,000m to marathon) to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are: (1) podium performances at BC and Canadian Championships; (2) selection to Canadian National Teams; and (3) the pursuit of podium performances at 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. 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.


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. This experience and focus has helped shape the current BCEP roster.

Current Roster

Dylan Wykes

2012 Canadian Olympian, Marathon (20th)

Rob Watson

2013 IAAF World Championships Team - Marathon (20th), 2013 Canadian Marathon Champion

Natasha Wodak

2013 Canadian 10,000m Champion, 2013 IAAF World XC Champs (24th)

Kelly Wiebe

2013 IAAF World XC Champs Team

Luc Bruchet

2013 IAAF World XC Champs Team, 2013 FISU Games Team

Richard Mosley

National calibre Track & Road Racer, 2009 IAAF World XC Team

Dylan Gant

National calibre Marathoner, 2013 BC 10K Road Team

Kevin Friesen

National calibre Track & Road Racer, 2013 BC 10K Road Team

Sabrina Wilkie

2013 BC 5K & 10K Road Champion, 2013 BC Timex Series Road Racing Champion



The project has been in full operation for the past 3 months with some excellent results:



Vancouver Eastside 10K (Sept 14th)

1. Dylan Wykes


2. Richard Mosley


6. Dylan Gant




3. Sabrina Wilkie







Canadian 10km Championships (Sept 21st)

3. Dylan Wykes


4. Rob Watson


9. Kevin Friesen


11. Dylan Gant




4. Natasha Wodak


9. Sabrina Wilkie






San Jose Rock n’Roll ½ Marathon (Oct 6th)

3. Dylan Wykes


8. Richard Mosley




1. Natasha Wodak


2. Sabrina Wilkie

1:17:06 PB





Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Oct 20th)

6. Rob Watson

2:13:29 PB



10. Natasha Wodak

2:35:16 PB


The fall racing season will conclude with the group taking on the best cross country runners Canada can provide at the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Championships at Jericho Park in Vancouver on November 30th. This should provide for some exciting racing on what amounts to be the BCEP's home course.

More info on the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Championships - www.xcountry.athletics.ca

Any questions about the BCEP can be directed to the Head Coach, Richard Lee – Richard.lee@bcathletics.org