BC Athletics

2004 Masters Committee Report for the BC Athletics AGM

Masters membership in BC Athletics grew from 360 in 2003 to 390 this year. Supporting membership (which includes the over 40 category), was up from 768 to 814.

The Masters Committee organized the Fourth Annual Masters Team Club Challenge this year. Participation was down from last year. Since only 18 runners took part, the 2005 event has been cancelled.

The Langley Mustangs are to be thanked for hosting the BC Masters T&F Championships again this year. Participation was up a little from previous years. In 2005, we plan to move the Masters Championship to Vancouver Island.

A highlight of the Track and Field season for many BC Athletes was the Canadian Championships held in Calgary.

Completing the season was the successful defense of the Bluenose Trophy, symbolic of the Canadian Masters Cross Country Championship. BC Athletics again sponsored a very strong team for the Canadian Championships in Toronto.

In addition to all of the events that BC Athletics sanctions for Masters age athletes (road running, T&F, and cross country) Masters athletes have two international events to participate in next year. The World Masters Games will be held in Edmonton, Alberta in July and the WMA World Masters Track and Field Championships will take place in San Sebastian, Spain in August.

Thanks go to all of the members of the Masters Committee. Active members were Jake Madderom (Chair), Gerry Dragomir (Secretary), Frank Stebner (Vice-chair), Bill Hooker (Communcations), Harold Morioka (T&F and Records), George Gluppe (T&F and Road Running), Val Jenkinson, Bernadette Duffy and Olga Kotelko.

Special thanks go to Maurice Wilson for updating the Road Records and to Harold Morioka for updating the Masters Track and Fields records.

Submitted by:
Jake Madderom