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ISSUE #28-2003
Thursday, September 25, 2003

Cross Country
Road Running
Track and Field
Courses
Athletics Canada News
Volunteers Needed
Employment Opps
Event Listings
BC Rankings


CROSS COUNTRY

B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Pinetree Park) Coquitlam
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4796
www.bcathletics.org/main/xcchamps.htm 
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.
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


CALLING ALL MASTERS!
Calling all Masters. Canada VS USA Masters Cross Country Challenge, Sunday, November 9, 2003. Lower Woodland Park, Seattle. Women 35+, men 40+.
www.pntf.org/2003_0916_PNTFMastersNews_MeetResults.pdf 


CANADIAN TEAM FINISHES TOP 10 IN WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Canadian women’s mountain running team finished 10th in the team event on a very steep course at the 19th annual World Mountain Running Trophy held on Mount Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska over the weekend.

Canadian team manager Kelvin Broad said the conditions made life extremely difficult for competitors. “Heavy snow made the underfoot conditions extremely slippery, hampering the Canadians in using their uphill strength to any advantage. The steep, technical downhill sections were treacherous in places.” Meghan Day from Victoria led the Canadian contingent with a strong 32nd placing ahead of Syl Corbett of Calgary (41st). This is the first time any member of this women’s team has run in an international mountain running event.

The Canadian men’s team finished 14th overall in their team event with the strongest performances coming from Ken Myers (49th overall) and Phil Villeneuve (58th). Phil Villeneuve, the only team member to have previously run in the World Mountain Running Championships, improved on his 94th placing from last year. “The improvement made by Phil this year is what we can expect from a more experienced Canadian team next year in Italy” said Kelvin Broad. “Last year the men’s team finished 21st with 424 points overall. This year they were 14th with 244 points. This is a huge improvement and the team must feel confident going into next year’s uphill course in Sauze d’Oulx.”

The Scottish women won the team event, ahead of France and Austria, while Melissa Moon from New Zealand regained her individual title by winning the 7.7km race in 39:02. The Italian men dominated the 11.5km event winning the team’s event. Marco De Gasperi, Italy, won his 4th Senior men’s title in a time of 50:29.

This year’s Canadian Team was very fortunate to have the support of New Balance and Defeet Socks in supplying uniforms and providing ongoing support to selection events and other Association activities.

2003 Canadian Mountain Running Team Results

Women – 10th overall
Meghan Day – Victoria 32nd 45:00
Syl Corbett – Calgary 41st 46:47
Claire Townsend – Victoria 44th 48.16
Lindsay McLaren – Calgary 50th 49.27

Men – 14th overall
Ken Myers – Vancouver 49th 57:33
Phil Villeneuve – Canmore 58th 58:16
Colin Dignum – Vancouver 63rd 58:42
Ryan Leef –Yukon 74th 60:29
Steve Bachop – Victoria 80th 62.06
Ian Hallam – Victoria 98th 65:49

Citizen’s Race
Kelvin Broad – Victoria 10th 64:48
Bruce Dalton – Calgary 19th 69:00


ROAD RUNNING

TEAM BC AT THE CANADIAN ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Team BC who will be competing in Fredericton NB this weekend:
Stephanie Mills - Victoria
Cindy Rhodes - Kelowna
Jorge Parra - Vancouver
Richard Lee - Vancouver
Ed Booth - Vancouver
Matt Johnston - Surrey
John Hill (Coach/Manager) - Vancouver BC

JOHN HILL - WINTER 2003/2004 ROAD RUNNING PERFORMANCE CLINIC "INTERVAL TRAINING"
This clinic is for all runners who want to improve their fitness level and performance. Includes a formal interval training session every Wednesday night, plus coaching and personal consultation from John Hill (certified Level 2 coach). Presented by the Road Running Division of BC Athletics.
www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm 

RUNNER'S WORLD CHATS WITH JEFF SCHIEBLER
www.runnersworld.com/home/0,1300,1-0-0-ZNEWS,00.html 
Scroll down to find the article

BC RUNNERS TO TAKE TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON & HALF MARATHON BY STORM
- Jeff Schiebler confirmed as favourite for the Half-Marathon
- James Finlayson and Steve Osadiuk benefit from unique Altitude Camp experience in Albuquerque; the idea of Bruce Deacon.
Got to the link below for complete articles:
www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm/crswest_news.htm 


NORTH AMERICAN MEN'S ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to coach Ray Will and to the six athletes (five to race + one traveling spare) selected to represent Canada at the first North American Men’s Road Relay Championship in Akron, Ohio (USA) on Saturday October 11th. The team composition is as follows:

Team Leader and Coach:
Ray Will

Athletes (listed in alphabetical order – this is not necessarily the racing order):
Reid Coolsaet
Alex Hutchinson
Matthew Kerr
Bruno Mazzotta
Matthew McInnes
Taylor Murphy

Three National Teams have been invited to this Road Relay (called Ekiden in Asia): Canada, Mexico and United States. Our Canadians will be racing against strong opposition:
Team USA: Peter Sherry, Ryan Kirkpatrick, Clint Wells, Richie Brinker, Abdi Abdirahman and Nolan Swanson
Team Mexico: Teodoro Vega, David Galvan, Alejandro Suarez, Pablo Olmedo, Eduardo Rojas and Armando Torres

The race is 42.195 km long (a marathon) and the format for the different legs is as follow:
1st leg: 10 km
2nd leg: 5 km
3rd leg: 10 km
4th leg; 5 km
5th leg: 12.195 km

Race starts at: 8:00am on October 11th and for more info on the event see the LOC web site at: www.akronmarathon.org 


NATIONAL CAPITAL RACE WEEKEND LAUNCHES NATIONAL ELITE ATHLETE BURSARY
The organizing committee of the 30th National Capital Race Weekend has launched today a national bursary intended to encourage rising stars in the Canadian running field. The National Bursary Award ($3,000) is an initiative to kick-start the 30th anniversary of one of Canada's most celebrated race weekends.

"Following the remarkable performance of one of our past champions, Bruce Deacon, at the PanAM Games, we are more convinced than ever that Canada needs programs such as this one to encourage young athletes in pursuing both their dreams and their education," said Race Weekend's bursary program coordinator, Manuel Rodrigues. "Everyone needs to do their part to share in Canada's Olympic dreams and we are hoping today that others will follow our lead."

The National Bursary Award will be granted as part of the Race Weekend (May 28-30, 2004) in Ottawa to a rising Canadian long-distance athletes. To be eligible, athletes must complete an application in which they will be required to submit their running resume as well as their monetary needs for the upcoming academic year. They must be a Canadian citizen and a full-time student at a post-secondary institution. A jury will decide based on athletic ability, financial need, volunteerism and scholastic grades.

Interested runners must complete the application available on the Race Weekend's web site (www.ncm.ca) by January 16th, 2004.

About the 30th National Capital Race Weekend
The National Capital Race Weekend is one of Canada's leading running weekends with over 20,000 participants in 8 different races, including the Ottawa marathon. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. This year, the Race Weekend is scheduled for the May 28-30 weekend and the Ottawa Marathon will feature a one-loop course for the first time in over 10 years.


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

CANADIAN 10KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP
September 28, Fredericton NB. 
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


TRACK AND FIELD

ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY ATHLETES
All athletes attending university/college away from home should make sure that BC Athletics has contact information for you when you are away during the school year. This information is vital in keeping you up to date with information sent out throughout the year. In addition, programs such as the BC Athlete Assistance Program and the Bronze Card Program can not be finalized without this information.
BC Athletics needs your mailing address, phone number, email address and the name and contact information for your university coach. Please forward the requested information to Sam Collier - sam.collier@bcathletics.org

BC ATHLETE ASSISTANCE 2003/2004 - DEADLINE APPROACHING!
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

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS for 2004
All Coaches wishing to be selected to staffing positions on BC Team should get their requests in before November 1, 2003.
www.bcathletics.org/main/teamstaffapp.htm

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 at sftfc@direct.ca.

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Just a reminder that you need to get your 2004 event dates in to BC Athletics as quickly as possible in order for your event to be listed in the 2004 Calendar of Events.
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
15128 28th Ave. (King George Highway and 152nd) Surrey BC

5:15 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm Dinner followed by Awards Presentations

Guest Speakers:
Carmen Ballard - Kelowna Track & Field Club
Joel Primus - Valley Royals

Tickets must be ordered by October 15th
No refunds on booked tickets
16 & Older - $21.50
15 & Younger - $19.50
Tickets may be paid for at the door.
To order tickets please contact Jacquie Barrington at (604) 944-1601.

DOOR PRIZES NEEDED!!
Each club with JD members is asked to send a prize (or two) to the banquet. All athletes will be given a ticket and have the opportunity to be a winner! This is not a fund raiser, just a fun event to make the evening more memorable for our young athletes.

When selecting items for this event, please remember that the winners will all be athletes, ages 9-15, and choose your donation accordingly. Suggestions of popular gifts in past years include: video rental or movie gift certificates, energy bars and sports drinks, store gift certificates, etc. Donations can be sent to the banquet, to members of the JD Committee, or to the BCA office.
Direct any questions to Brad Wallbank at (604) 466-1100 or bradwallbank@shaw.ca.

An updated list of the 2003 Junior Development Award Recipients can be found at
www.bcathletics.org/jdaw2003.htm.


COURSES

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on any of the courses listed below contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached 

NCCP LEVEL I - Powell River BC
October 18-19, 2003
Course Conductor - Ron Parker.

NCCP LEVEL l - Kelowna BC
November 8-9
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert

NCCP LEVEL II THROWS - Victoria BC
September 27-28, 2003
Ron Parker, certified Level 2 Course Conductor

ADDITIONAL CLINICS/WORKSHOPS

HAMMER THROW CLINIC - TORONTO
Metro Toronto Track and Field Center, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
When: Oct 18th 9:30-4
Course Fee: $40 Canadian (includes lunch and entry to the facility)
Instructors: Boris Zaitchouk and Joe Burke
Call Joe Burke Phone: 416-225-8418
email: throwfar81@hotmail.com 

HAMMER CLINIC - WASHINGTON STATE
Hal Connolly, 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist, just returned from Szombathely, Hungary where he attend the international hammer symposium. He will be presening many of the things he took from that clinic, a long with valuable information he has gathered from 50 years in the sport, at a clinic in Washington on October 25 and 26. If you are interested in attending please send a registration form to 5040 Oyster Bay Road Olympia Washington 98502 by October 22, 2003. The fee is only 25 dollars and should be made out to USATF Youth hammer development fund. Call Dwight Midles at 360-866-9144 if you have any questions.

THIS CLINIC IS ONLY FOR COACHES BOTH PAID AND UNPAID. Jr. High, High School, and college athletes will not be permitted to attend the clinic. This is a change from the initial plans for this clinic, so please make a note of it. Hal wants this clinic to focus on coaches, not athletes. Parents of young hammer throwers are welcome to attend.

After 10-22-03 the fee for the clinic will jump to 45 dollars, so register early if you plan on coming. Please take the opportunity to communicate this clinic to anyone who you feel might be interested in attending. The money generated from this clinic will be used for a good cause, to increase the exposure and support for an event at the youth level that has, for the most part, gotten limited support in the USA.

More information, including a tentative time schedule, is available at www.hshammer.com


ATHLETICS CANADA NEWS

National Office Staff / Operational Chart
A major change has occurred within the operational chart removing the Director of Marketing position. This was effective September 17, 2003.
The position will be replaced by two external positions. One will be an Events position, job description attached, and the other will be a marketing consultant.

The Events position information is available at www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1872 

Two women based out of Toronto – Margie Schuett and Susan Elliot, will fill the marketing component. The contract is based on the following key deliverables:

1. Develop a marketing strategy, which would result in fund generation for AC within 9 months of initiating a relationship.
2. Develop sales support material and strategies for existing and potential marketing properties.
3. Assist in developing a prospective list and initiate initial contact.
4. Assist in servicing clients as appropriate.

In April 2004 a marketing coordinator position will be filled to service all marketing requirements at the National Office. This position will report directly to the Director of Communications. In the interim, during the fall season, the Director of Communications and Chief Operating Officer will share in the responsibilities.


PETRO CANADA SPONSORS SPORT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that Petro-Canada has signed a two-year contract as title sponsor of the annual Sport Leadership conference.
For more information, please contact:

Conference Coordinator
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2003
(613) 235-5000
coach@coach.ca 
or
Julie Long
Director, Promotion and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
(613) 235-5000 ext. 9-2378 
jlong@coach.ca

or
Steven Keith
Corporate Communications
Petro-Canada
(905) 804-5913


NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TRACK AND FIELD COACHES ASSOCIATION
2003 NACACTFCA Congress, Merida, Mexico, October 9-12, 2003
E-mail: reshyatt@prodigy.net.mx - ask for NACACTFCA rates


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


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SPORTHEALTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
SportMedBC is seeking a PROGRAM COORDINATOR to oversee SportMedBC’s high performance programs and services.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, committed individual who has a background in high performance sport and an appropriate academic preparation (ideally, a graduate degree in sports sciences). You will be a detail oriented, resourceful individual with strong interpersonal and communications skills. As Program Coordinator, you will work closely with our sport partners in coordinating sport medicine and sport science support programs and educational opportunities for high performance athletes and coaches based in BC. You will initiate and build liaisons with the network of sport medicine and science professionals situated throughout the province.

SportMedBC is a not-for-profit society, and focal point for sport medicine and science within the provincial sport system. We are committed to identifying, developing and promoting Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety and Sport Training.

This is a contract position that offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience. The position is based in Vancouver. Please submit a resume including three references and salary expectations to the address below. References will only be contacted if the applicant is considered for the interview process.

Closing date Friday, September 26, 2003
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SportMedBC
#3 – 6501 Sprott Street,
Burnaby, BC, V5B 3B8
FAX: (604) 473-4860
E-MAIL: info@sportmedbc.com 


ATHLETICS COMMUNITY

At the suggestion of the Board of Directors we are asking event directors to have non members of BC Athletics ADD $3.00 to their event registration fee. This should also make life easier for the event directors when they submit the non member day of event fee. Here is a sample from the Haney to Harrison Road Relay: www.bcathletics.org/H2H/teamregform.htm 


EVENT LISTINGS

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

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 


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.