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Wednesday, June 18, 2003
TRACK & FIELD
BC Junior, Senior Track & Field Championships:
NEW schedule will be available later today on the Valley Royals website:
Track and Field Rankings Posted
The 2003 Track and Field Rankings can now be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings
Some of the earlier meets may not show in the rankings they are still
being processed. Please note that in cases where the date of birth is not
evident in the results submitted (i.e. BC High School Championships)
athletes will initially be ranked in the oldest age possible for the event
competed in. That means that an athlete who is a Midget may show as old as
a Junior. Once we have proper notification of birth dates and ages we can
rank the athlete in the correct age category.
Please send corrections and submissions to Jeremy Edwards at email@example.com.
Prize Money for Senior 3000m Events
The Valley Royals Track & Field Club in hosting the BC Junior and
Senior Championships is also holding Senior 3000m events for Men and
Women. Because these events are not championships for the Senior Age
Group, the Valley Royals will be putting up the following Prize Money for
1st Place in a time of 8:30.00 or better - $100.00
2nd Place in a time of 8:30.00 or better - $75.00
3rd Place in a time of 8:30.00 or better - $ 50.00
1st Place in a time of 9:45.00 or better - $100.00
2nd Place in a time of 9:45.00 or better - $75.00
3rd Place in a time of 9:45.00 or better - $ 50.00
Entries: Will be received, without penalty, up to Midnight, Wednesday,
June 18, 2003. Send your entry and payment to Valley Royals T&F Club -
fax: 604-850-7880 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the entry form at: www.valleyroyals.org/PDF/BC_Champs_2003.pdf
World Youth Qualifying Events - Jesse Bent Memorial
Cheetahs Invitational & BC Jr/Sr Track & Field Championships.
Important Information Update - Note deadline!
Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetahs Invitational:
We would like clubs to forward the names, ages and events of all athletes
wishing to take advantage of this opportunity, no later than Wednesday
June 18th 2003. This will allow us to make the necessary adjustments to
our heat sheets etc. See below for details.
Fax the Change to your entry to: Percy Perry and Norma Perry at:
604-945-9694. There is no extra entry fee required for this change.
Further to the Broadcast Email Message of Friday, June 13, 2003, this will
confirm that the Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetahs Invitational Track &
Field Meet on June 21 and 22, 2003 will also be an opportunity for 15 year
male and female athletes only to compete in only the following Juvenile
Age events of:
Girls: Shot Put - 4 kg and Hammer - 4 kg
Boys: Shot Put - 5 kg, Discus - 1.5 kg, Javelin - 700 grams, Hammer - 5 kg
Girls: 100m Hurdles at 30 inches / .762 m
Girls: 400m Hurdles at 30 inches / .762 m
Boys: 110m Hurdles at 36 inches / .914m
Boys: 400m Hurdles at 33 inches / .840m
BC Junior & Senior Track & Field
In order to provide more opportunities for young athletes to achieve World
Youth Championships entry standards, an Octathlon has been added to the
program of the Abbotsford meet on June 21-22/03.
First day: 100 m, Long Jump, Shot Put (5 kg), 400 m
Second day: 110 mh (91.4cm), High Jump, Javelin Throw (700g), 1000m
The Octathlon will be running within Decathlon events schedule.
To enter this event please complete the entry form indicating Octathlon
instead of Decathlon. Any questions regarding entering please contact
Gerry Swan at: email@example.com
or ph: 604-859-9801 in Abbotsford.
Note: The meet in Abbotsford has already scheduled World Youth Qualifying
Reminder: All performances must be:
- This is a one time variation of the Junior
Development rule and only for the purpose of providing an opportunity
to compete at the World Youth Technical Standards.
- That a review of the current rules would take place
over the remainder of the year so as to provide for an effective
process in future years.
- The events are limited because all other events are
offered in their own age groups, up to and including the 3000 m.
- The 2000 m steeplechase is not offered in Jesse Bent
Memorial Cheetahs Invitational.
Rationale for this variation:
- achieved in BC Athletics sanctioned competitions; be
- all throwing implements must have been weighed and
measured and meet IAAF standards;
- wind reading must also be taken and recorded with the
results for all events as required by the rules;
- cross bar end pieces must meet the new IAAF Rules;
- the landing sectors for Shot Put, Discus and Hammer
must be 34.92 degrees as per IAAF rules.
We apologize for the lateness of this information
however having only received the request on Thursday, June 12, having to
review and discuss this with numerous individuals, getting the agreement
of the meet directors to allow changes on such a short notice and then
having to have Brd of Directors approval for the variation of the rule
takes a bit of time.
- The addition of a World Youth Championship in the Cdn
Team Program for the ages of 15 thru 17 inclusive;
- The BC Athletics Junior Development Rule that does
not allow athletes from one Jnr Dev Age Group to move up to older age
- The limited number of opportunities this spring
(2003) for athletes to compete in a "World Youth Event Age
Grouping - 15 to 17 yrs." To date (June 13/03) there have been 7
opportunities in BC to compete in competitions where some or all of
the events in their age group were at the World Youth Technical
Standards. There have been only 2 competitions as of June 13 that have
offered a designated World Youth section - (Dogwood Meet and Kajaks
High School -Y designation for Throws).
- There is the Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetahs
Invitational - Coquitlam, June 21, 22, 2003.
- There is a competition with a designated World Youth
section - Abbotsford, June 21, 22/03 as part of the BC Athletics
Junior and Senior Championships.
- This has limited the number of opportunities for 15
yr. old athletes to compete in all the events at the World Youth
- In keeping with our guiding principles, mission,
vision and values of providing opportunities for athletes in an
athlete centered Athletics environment.
Questions can be directed to Brian McCalder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Senior & Junior Track & Field
June 21 - 22 2003 - Abbotsford, BC
BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Western
Canada Games Trials and Alternate BC Summer Games Midget Age Group Meet
July 12 - 13 2003 - Langley, BC
BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships
July 19 2003 - Kelowna, BC
BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships
July 25 - 27 2003 - Kamloops, BC
2003 Pacific Coast High Performance and All Comers
Meets June 22nd & 23rd at Swangard Stadium
Information and entry form now available at:
2003 Hershey Harrier All Comers Meets
All Comers Meets (Tuesday nights) schedule is available on the Hershey
Harriers Athletic Club website www.hersheyharriers.com
Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
BC Team Athlete Declaration Forms
Submit to Eugene Konart email@example.com
or fax to (604) 737-3171.
PacificSport Group Newsletter
Please click on the link below to view the latest edition of "Three
Waves" from the PacificSport Group - the BC Network of Canadian and
Regional Sport Centres.
PacificSport Group Apparel
The following items are available to the public through the Bay's downtown
- Navy hooded sweatshirt ($49.95)
- Navy golf shirt ($39.95)
- Grey sweat pants ($39.95)
- Navy long sleeved T shirt ($22.95)
- Navy baseball hat ($19.95)
- White short-sleeved T shirt ($12.00)
- Black Toque ($13.95)
CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS
NCCP Level 1Technical Coaching Workshop:
Abbotsford - June 28-29, 2003. Course conductor - Barb Vida
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Bid Request - BC Cross Country Championships 2004 -
As announced through the "Bulletin," e-mails to the clubs and
e-mails to the BCA Cross Country Division Committee the intent to bid
closed on Sunday June 15. Three "intent to bid" letters were
received from clubs. They are in alphabetical order: Royal City Track
& Field Club of New Westminster, Semiahmoo Sun Runners of White Rock
and the Valley Royals Track Club of Abbotsford.
Each will receive a cross country championship bid package to be completed
by August 15th. Upon completion the bid package will be forwarded to the
Cross Country Division Chair - Mr. Frank Reynolds. That address will be
provided to the bidders. A selection sub-committee of the Cross Country
Division will award the Championships.
Cross Country Division Meeting
Enjoy cross country? Then here is your chance to participate in
discussions relating to you and your club's involvement in cross country
in British Columbia.
Saturday, June 21 - 4:30pm at the BC Junior and Senior Track & Field
Championships in Abbotsford. Room will be posted/announced at the stadium.
2003 Cross Country Championships:
- Host, venue, ideas to improve - marketing, raising
profile, awards-feedback on process, ideas to improve.
- Future Championships - bidding process, letters of
- Cross Country Series in B.C. - Can we increase
- World Cross Country - athlete preparation, more meets
in early spring.
Chairman - Cross Country Division of B.C. Athletics
Section 8A - Cross-Country Division
8A.1 The Cross Country Division shall be responsible for examining the
current status of Cross Country in British Columbia, designing, planning,
and recommending programs and policies to the Board of Directors and
implementing approved programs and policies to ensure the existence,
growth, and development of Cross Country in British Columbia.
8A.2 The Division's responsibility for Cross Country in the province is
primarily to ensure a co-ordinated Cross Country program for all age
8A.3 The Division may establish such committees as it deems required to
carry out its objectives, limited only in so far as its committees do not
interfere with duties and responsibilities of the Association's general
RSVP: Jerry Tighe - Technical Manager of Road & Cross Country, B.C.
Scotia Half Marathon (June 22) Doubles as BC
Vancouver, BC - The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon is loaded with
world-class Canadian and international athletes ready to compete in the
5th annual event, the world's most scenic and fastest half marathon, on
Sunday, June 22 at 7:30am. A record 3,000 runners are expected to dash
downhill from UBC to Stanley Park in the event that doubles as the BC
Athletics Half-Marathon Championship.
Next BCA Road Running Championship will be the 10km at the Richmond
Flatlands event October 19. www.kajaks.org
Timex BC Road Running Series
June 16/03 - updates to www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/
Rankings after Sandcastle City Classic 10k are now posted! Photos are
posted in the Gallery.
You can also see age-graded results for the 10k, linked from the bottom of
the News page (thanks to George Gluppe for providing those).
- Teresa Nightingale
Series Coordinator / webmaster
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
Are you looking for a measured and certified road running course to run in
Canada or do you wish to know who is available to measure a course in your
area? Look no further. www.coursemeasurement.ca
For current information on course measurement, chip timing and a host of
other topics road running topics subscribe to this e-mail list USATF/RRTC
Measurement News Online Forum (MNForum).
Montgomery Wins Vancouver Skyline XTC
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Smashing her own course record
by 19 minutes, Wendy Montgomery of North Vancouver, BC was the first
overall finisher of the Vancouver Skyline XTC (X-country Trail Challenge)
held this past Saturday 14 June. "I'm not so good on technical
courses. The XTC was tough, but runable, so it played to my strengths. It
was a perfect day for a fast time and I felt strong the whole way,"
said Montgomery at the finish. Also from North Vancouver, 45-year old
men's winner Jim Hatch completed the 50K course in 5 hours 35 minutes. Not
only was it his first ultra marathon (greater than the 42.2km marathon
distance) race, it was the first race he ever competed in!
The XTC is a bit different from other trail races. According to Event Host
Ean Jackson, "The XTC is intended to appeal to experienced trail
runners. We've designed the event around the specifications provided by
Club Fat Ass: Cheap, cheerful, informal and minimal environmental impact.
The XTC offers a point-to-point 25km "Up", a 25km
"Down", a 50km "Up and Down" and shorter out and back
distances for those wishing to challenge certain sections of the course.
In addition to recognizing top finishers, we acknowledge those who get the
most lost, the best wipe-out and there's a special award for the person
who collects the most trash from along the trail."
Contouring Grouse and Cypress Mountains on Vancouver's north shore, the
event is held in large part on the Trans-Canada hiking trail. While less
technical than other north shore trail runs, the XTC offers its fair share
of rocks, roots and mud. Total elevation change over the 50K distance has
been estimated at 3,000 metres.
Returning to the trails after 9 months nursing a bad knee, elite ultra
marathon runner Rich Rawling of West Vancouver won the 25km "Up"
challenge in 2:21. Sean Finucane, a doctoral student at University of
British Columbia, finished first in the 25Km "down" event
securing his first ever win in a running event with a time of 3:15.
Highlights of the XTC included: The cottonwood 'snowstorm' in the Mosquito
Creek section, a bountiful selection of ripe salmonberries along the
Canyon Crawl section, countless waterfalls and some close calls with what
looked like poison oak. Jim Hatch startled a deer during his descent into
the Capilano Canyon. While bear skat was identified on the trail sections
on Cypress Mountain, there were no bear sightings during the race.
Many thanks to Adam Shier of the Avalon Brewpub, Graham Archer at Kintec
Footlabs, and Club Fat Ass for their support. The Vancouver Skyline XTC
will be featured on CBC television's Canada Day Noon Show special report
on the Trans-Canada Trail.
Vancouver Skyline XTC - Saturday 14 June 03
For more information, please refer to:
Vancouver Skyline XTC - www.ClubFatAss.com/VanBC_XTC/
Club Fat Ass Events - www.ClubFatAss.com
Ean Jackson, Event Host - VanBC_XTC@ClubFatAss.com
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC events highlighted in
yellow) with contact information:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
Race Walking – see Track & Field above
Back issues of the BCAB are now available at
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