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ISSUE #25-2003
Friday, September 5, 2003

Track & Field
Cross Country
Road Running
Event Listings
BC Rankings

Our apologies for being late with the bulletin this week. We had no internet for the last two days and finally got up and running late yesterday.

TRACK & FIELD

BC ATHLETE ASSISTANCE 2003/2004
Deadline: Friday October 31, 2003
Application Form: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm#schol 
For further information please contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org

2003 HYTEK BACKUPS NEEDED
All 2003 Track & Field meets that used the HyTek results program are asked to send a backup of their meet to Shirley Young as quickly as possible. The backups are used in the Meet Manager program to compile the JD Best Performances and Top 10 Listings for the 2003 season. To date very few backups have been submitted.
Please send them to Shirley Young at sftfc@direct.ca

SEPTEMBER 5, 2003 - COURTNEY BABCOCK
Courtney Babcock the Canadian record holder at 5,000m ran the 3rd fastest 1500 ever by a Canadian at 4:01.99 in Brussels today.
The Canadian record is 4:00.27 set by Lynn Williams in Brussels, August 30, 1985.
Angela Chalmers holds the number two position at 4:01.61 run in Paris, September 3, 1994.

WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
Our congratulations to Malindi Elmore for her bronze medal performance in the 1500m.
Photos of the athletes - including Malindi's performance and medal presentation are available at www.freestylephotography.com/teamcanada/athletics/index.htm
Another site for the Canadian athletes can be found at
www.universiade-daegu.org/eng/games/comm/du_scd_by_natl.asp?natl_cd=CAN 

CANADIAN MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES
400+ pix at... http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289353339

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Information submission deadline - September 15, 2003
Get your 2004 event information in to BC Athletics
Clubs wishing to host a 2004 BC Athletics Championship must also submit bids by September 15, 2003.
The form is available on the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm 
For further information please contact:

2003 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS BANQUET
Saturday October 25 2003
Peace Portal Alliance Church
South Surrey B.C.
Contact: Brad Wallbank bradwallbank@shaw.ca 


NCCP LEVEL II THROWS
Throws - Level 2
Coaching Certification - NCCP Technical Course
Victoria, September 27-28, 2003
Hosted/Supported by: Victoria Track & Field Club and BC Athletics

Location:
National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria, off McKenzie Avenue.

Dates/Times:
Saturday, September 27:
9:00am Package pickup and late registration
9:15am to 5:00 pm - Module presentations
12:30 to 1:30 pm lunch break (please provide your own lunch)

Sunday, September 28:
9:15 am to 5:00 pm - Module presentations
2:30 to 1:30 pm lunch break (please provide your own lunch)

Instructor:
Ron Parker, certified Level 2 Course Conductor

Description:
The next step in the Track & Field/Cross Country/Road Running Coaching Certification program. Event specialization for the school/club coach; parent and volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to begin your specialization in Coaching or to add to your existing all around knowledge of Athletics. IDEAL FOR ALL COACHES!

Fees and Registration:
2003 BC Athletics Members - $75.00 (GST included)
Non BC Athletics Members - $85.00 (GST included)
Fees include all the workshop materials. All fees are payable to BC Athletics.
www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached 


NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TRACK AND FIELD COACHES ASSOCIATION
2003 NACACTFCA Congress, Merida, Mexico, October 9-12, 2003
Hyatt Regency Mérida info: Ave Colón, Esq Calle 60
97000 Mérida
Yucatán, México
Tel: +52 999 942 1234
Fax: +52 999 925 7002
E-mail: reshyatt@prodigy.net.mx - ask for NACACTFCA rates

WESTERN CANADA GAMES UNIFORMS
If you are interested in ordering Team BC clothing from the 2003 Western Canada Summer Games, please contact Eugene Konart at the BC Athletics office for a Request Form. PRIORITY ORDERS will be given to Games participants, athletes who were selected to a WCSG team but not able to attend due to injury or other reason, Team BC participant family members and WCSG PSOs UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12, 2003. Clothing orders will be distributed during the week of September 15 to 19, 2003. After that time, the general public will be able to purchase items. eugenekonart@bcathletics.org


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Track & Field Equipment Manager
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to manage the Track & Field Equipment owned by BC Athletics and stored at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby.
Under the supervision of BC Athletics staff and in cooperation with the BC Athletics Officials Committee and the City of Burnaby Swangard Stadium Staff:
Be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing the distribution, lending and return of the Track & Field Equipment, as approved by BC Athletics;
  • Reporting of damaged equipment for the purpose of recovering the costs for repair and replacement from the user group;
  • Maintaining a record of equipment users;
  • Maintaining an inventory of the equipment;
  • Identifying the needed repairs to and replacement of equipment;
  • Undertaking repairs;
  • Arranging for approved repairs and equipment replacement; and
  • Making recommendations as relates to the storage, maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment.

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • An interest in and enthusiasm for Track & Field;
  • Experience in equipment management or similar activities;
  • Ability to do minor repairs;
  • Experience in working with people both volunteer and professional;
  • Creative and energetic; and
  • Physically capable, with assistance, of moving equipment e.g. hurdles, high jump and pole vault standards, high jump and pole vault landing mats.

Please submit your application to BC Athletics, Attn: Brian McCalder by:
Email: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173


CROSS COUNTRY

B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Pinetree Park) Coquitlam
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4796

BC Athletics is pleased to announce that together with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, prize money will be provided to Men's and Women's Open and Masters Age groups in the upcoming Provincial Cross Country Championships. In a partnership with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, BC Athletics is reinvesting a portion of the Day of Event Membership Fees from the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International Marathon into prizing for Long Distance Running and in this case the Cross Country Championships. "The investment is a good step forward and complements the prizing provided by BC Athletics for the Half Marathon Race in the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International Marathon", stated Brian McCalder, BC Athletics President/CEO. "It is a bold step for BC Athletics to be putting up prize money however the expected benefits and incentives from reinvestment are very much worth it," McCalder concluded. Look for more details shortly on the BC Athletics website.

Open Women & Men:
First Place - $500
Second Place - $300
Third Place - $250
Fourth Place - $200
Fifth Place - $175
Sixth Place - $125

Masters Women & Men (40+)
First Place - $100
Second Place - $50
Third Place - $25


19th MOUNTAIN RUNNING TROPHY - ALASKA
Six athletes from B.C. named to Canadian Mountain Running Team

After two very competitive selection races - one in Whistler, BC and the other in Canmore, AB - the Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association is delighted to announce the selection of the Canadian Team for the 2003 World Mountain Running Trophy. The team includes four athletes from Victoria and two from Vancouver.

The 19th Annual World Mountain Running Trophy is being held for the first time in North America in Girdwood, Alaska, September 18-21. The Senior men’s race is 11.5 km on a very challenging up and down course. The senior women’s race is 7.7 km on much of the same course. Both courses gain and lose almost 700 metres in elevation which, to put it in perspective, is like running to the top of the Nakiska ski hill and back down.

The World Mountain Running Trophy is the marquee and finale event in a very competitive European mountain running circuit. Some of Europe’s leading mountain runners will be participating in Alaska this year such as three-time champion Marco DeGasperi from Italy, European champions Alex Gex-Fabry, Switzerland and Svetlana Demidenko, Russia, and the reigning women’s up and down course champion New Zealander Melissa Moon.
This is the third year Canada has sent a team to the World Trophy with the top-placed Canadian to date being Val Chowaniec (Edmonton) who finished 9th in Italy in 2001.

2003 Canadian Mountain Running Team

Men: 
Colin Dignum – Vancouver 
Ken Myers – Vancouver 
Ryan Leef – Haines Junction, Yukon 
Steve Bachop – Victoria 
Phil Villeneuve – Canmore
Ian Hallam – Victoria

Women:
Syl Corbett – Calgary
Lindsay McLaren – Calgary
Meghan Day – Victoria
Claire Townsend – Victoria

The team is partially sponsored by New Balance (Canada) and Victoria-based market research company, Magellan Research and Springbok Consulting.

The team is managed by Kelvin Broad and Angie Driscoll (Victoria) and Jim Clampett (Calgary). Jim Clampett has lead the Canadian Team to the World Trophy in the last two years. Kelvin has competed at the World Trophy on three occasions for New Zealand and he and Angie are the team who have brought Mountain Running to Canada and have worked over the last four years to develop a Canadian presence at the World Trophy.

Media Contact:
Dr. Kelvin Broad, President, Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association and Executive Vice President, Magellan Research
Phone 250-382-5451
www.mountainrunning.com


ROAD RUNNING

2003 HANEY-HARRISON ROAD RELAY
Registration now open www.bcathletics.org/H2H/ 

CANADIAN 10KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP
September 28, Fredericton NB. 
B.C. will be sending a team to the Nationals. Both individual performances and rankings will be considered for team selection. Requires an out of Province BC team fee of $250. www.canadiansport.net/cnrrc/ 

2006 WORLD MASTERS TO VANCOUVER
www.wma2006.org.

BCA 10K Road Running Championships
Richmond Flatland event October 19. www.kajaks.org/flatland/

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 


EVENT LISTINGS

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 

Road Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm 

Marathons
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm 

Race Walking – see Track & Field above


BC RANKINGS

Road Running:
www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings 

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 


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