2005 BC Athletics Awards

Hall of Fame

John Hill

BC Athletics Hall of Fame

Vancouver, BC

John has had a very distinguished career as both an athlete and a coach. He won the 1978 Vancouver Marathon, and achieved a personal best time of 2:18 in 1980. Other personal records include a 5,000m time of 14:11 in 1977, and a 10,000m time of 29:22 in 1982, ranking him 4th in Canada.

As a coach John has also achieved great success. He is a Certified NCCP Level 2 Coach with a Minor in Kinesiology from SFU. He was the Head and only coach of VFAC since its inception in 1987. Throughout the years he has coached several women and men marathoners to top 10 Canadian Rankings. He also conducts several ongoing road running interval clinics in Vancouver, Surrey and Squamish, and has done so in Kelowna and Coquitlam in the past. As a result of his many merits he has been a guest speaker at numerous coaching clinics including the Y Marathon Clinic, the Sun Run, the RVM, and in Prince George, Terrace, Kelowna, and Gibsons.

Other accomplishments include: founding VFAC in 1987, being a Run Canada Committee member 1983 to 1987, an Athletes Rep on BC Athletics Board of Directors 1981-83 during which he initiated the process to change the name to BC Athletics.

He was also a BC Road Running Committee member from 1982-1994 and on the Selection Committee for BC Road Runners of the Year Award since inception Along with all the mentioned contributions he had been the Race Director of numerous events.

Sue & Kevin Kydd

BC Athletics Hall of Fame

Langley, BC

If we take the long view of the history of athletics in this Province we realize that the fortunes of individual clubs rise strongly, fall hard, and then rise up again…kind of like athletes themselves. Very often the rising part is due to the efforts of a small group of committed parents, who inspire others to join hands and make it work. Kevin and Sue have been at the centre of the Langley Mustangs leadership for the last 10-15 years. The current strength of the Club and the re-development of the Pacific Invitational meet is a huge tribute to their dedication. The list goes on: BC Athletics Officials Committee, BC Junior Development Committee, Mustangs Board of Directors and President, Cross Country Coach, BCA Harassment Advisor…..and they still have time and energy to be Field of Play officials. We would like to recognize one of the great family teams.

Shirley Young

BC Athletics Hall of Fame

North Vancouver, BC

The Officials Committee recommends Shirley Young for induction into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame. We admire Shirley for a generation of work for Athletes and Athletics. She has served in every role available. She was President of South Fraser Track and Field Club for many years, and organized innumerable Cross-Country and Track Meets. Among her many accomplishments she:

  • developed and then edited the Junior Development Top Ten book for at least 10 years
  • acted as Provincial advisor for the BC Summer Games for athletics
  • served on the BCA Officials Committee as Awards Chairman, successfully building partnerships for the Committee with corporate donors.